Weekly Overview – Animals

For Infant, Toddler, Preschool/Pre-K, School-Age Families

As children learn about animals, they develop a conservation mindset and discover the beauty and wonder of the earth. This week’s activities build several important skills, such as self-regulation, early literacy, mathematical thinking, and creativity. We’ll make puppy treats for a local animal shelter, read Bill Martin Jr.’s classic story “Brown Bear, Brown Bear,” make an alphabet book, and much more. Join the fun as we explore animals.

Materials for This Week:

  • Animal figurines
  • Natural materials, such as sand, smooth sticks,
    stones, water, moss, plants, etc.
  • Blocks, cardboard tubes, and boxes, or mirrors
  • Tissue box or similar
  • Stuffed animals
  • Whole wheat or regular flour
  • Eggs
  • Can pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • Peanut butter

Materials from the General List:

  • Cookie sheet or tray
  • Paper
  • Writing materials
  • Stapler
  • String or yarn
  • Mixing bowl
  • Spoon
  • Cookie cutters and cookie sheet


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