Check out our "ME Books" where the children articulate things they like about themselves and that are special to them.
Love Affirmation Yoga
This heart opening sequence was inspired by Kids Yoga Stories with postures to help release emotions, build confidence, and open our hearts to receive love.
Triangle Pose - "I am open minded"
Loving Kindness Breath
"Close your eyes and begin to tune in to the sound of your breath.
Take a deep breath in and slowly exhale for five counts.
On your next exhale, think of filling yourself with love.
On the next exhale, think of sending love and kindness to someone close to you.
Then on the next exhale, think of sending love and kindness to someone you might be upset with (some of the kids chose fireants!).
Then send love and kindness out to the world around you, the animals, the trees, your neighbors, and your city.
Lastly, send out love and kindness to the whole planet!"
One of our favorite fingerplays to sing at Circle Time is "Love grows". Ask the kids to teach it to you :)
We explored different feelings with pictures and art!
These great books helped us recognize different emotions and gave us tools for how to respond to them. It was amazing how many sincere apologies were shared after reading Zach Apologizes by William Mulcahy!
This collaborative art project was thoroughly enjoyed by all!
Cooperative Musical Chairs - The goal of this game is to share (not compete for) the remaining chairs when the music ends.
As they share space and resources, the children are constantly practicing communication skills and learning how to cooperate and play together.
Science Experiments Together!
Can paper go under water without getting wet?
If the cup is pushed straight down, it will form a pocket of air in the cup and the paper will stay dry.
How can we show that water molecules really do move from areas that they are squished close together to areas where there is more space? This is called diffusion.
ABC puzzles together!
These simple Grain-free Brownies were so yummy! Cooking class improves our ability to follow directions and encourages teamwork, patience, and self control.