Another archived theme unit...
These are pictures from our Camping Theme. This first one here is of Carter eating a "lightning bug" that Grandma Mc. gave him. The little pinchers light up when you squeeze the lightning bug (like a gummy worm). You never know what you might eat when you go camping, right? :)
Here are some activities we did for our camping unit.
We made twig frames, thought of words that start withthe hard "k" sound like c in camping (also, side note: the best way to teach phonics is to point it out in real life instead of memorizing a bunch of sounds. Just weave it into everyday life. For example, "Oh, I like that word! What sound does that start with? What letter makes that sound?")
A game we played for camping was "The Hungry Bear". I laid out our play food for Carter to see and then had him run out of the room. While he was gone, I chose a piece and had him come back and tell me which piece was missing.
We also talked about the layers of a forest (bottom, middle, top), what animals live in the forest and why trees are important.
We made a tent in our Living Room so we could read around our "fire" (made out of paper towel tubes and tissue paper). We also read a great book from Usborne Books called Camping Out.
Here's one more picture from our stars/camping unit. We made S'mores that day in the toaster oven. If you ask Carter how to make a S'more he will say "You need chocolate, a marshmallow and graham crappers." :) Too cute!