This was the last set of tubs for this six weeks but we have been collecting ideas for the third six weeks and will get the tubs all changed out this afternoon and be ready to work on them on Monday. The children REALLY enjoy doing these literacy activities and most are independent. It is so much more fun to learn while you are playing! This first one is for fine motor control. It requires rolling play-doh into snakes and laying them on the shape template. (So they are practicing shapes too!)
We read The Roly Poly Spider and talked about he got bigger and bigger as he ate and ate. When he got stuck in the rain spout he got small again but then he was hungry once more! The kids color and cut the spiders and glued them in order from biggest to smallest.