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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Books About Winter


Polar Bear, Polar Bear,What Do You Hear?by Bill Martin
Bounce, Tigger, Bounce  by Isabel Gaines
Boots  by Anne Schreiber
Mrs. Toggle's Zipper  by Robin Pulver
Dinofours:  It's Snowing  by Steve Metzger
White Snow, Bright Snow  by Alvin Tresselt
One Snowy Day  by Jeffrey Scherer
My Friend the Snowman  by Geraldine Elschner
The Biggest Snowball Ever  by John Rogan
Millions of Snowflakes  by Mary Siddals
The Hat  by Jan Brett
Pooh Welcomes Winter  by Kathleen Zoehfeld
Pooh's Sled Ride  by Isabel Gaines
Snow is Falling  by Franklyn M. Branley
Sadie and the Snowman  by Allen Morgan
The Biggest, Best Snowman  by Margery Cuyler
The Snowman by Raymond Briggs
Clifford's First Snow Day
One Mitten  by Kristine George
The Mitten by Jan Brett
The Wild Toboggan Ride  by Suzan Reid
Snow Dance  by Lezhie Evans
The Jacket I Wear in the Snow  by Shirley Neitzel
Snow Friends  by M. Christina Butler
The Snowy Day  by Anna Milbourne
A Silly Snow Day  by Michael Coleman

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Reindeer Food

Candy Cane Pizza

I got this idea from another provider Ann Taylor Williams!  What a cute idea!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Homemade Wrapping Paper

 Painting our hands to make wrapping paper!

The finished product!

Present Boxes - Toddler Play

 You can fit lids on them.....
 Use them as telephones.....
 Put jingle bells inside them.....
 Stack them.....
 Talk into them.....
And use them as hats!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Ginger-Bag Houses

I had them stuff the bags with newspaper, and then I tied the top with yarn and then they cut the doors and windows and I had "candy" punched out for them to use to decorate!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Felt Christmas Tree

I got this idea from Pinterest!

Christmas Sensory Table

Sunday, December 4, 2011

The Elf on the Shelf

 The Elf has Arrived!

And he is finding all kinds of fun places to hide!

The Elf left a mess!

 Can you find him?

They match!

Jesse Bear

Jesse Bear is a bear that I made at Build-A-Bear Workshop.  He has his own series of books!  I pack his bag with his books, pajamas, blanket, flashlight, brush, and a little container with teddy grahams for a bedtime snack!  The kids take turns taking Jesse home!  I usually pack a disposable camera also, so the kids can take 2-3 pictures of Jesse at their house!

Five Little Bears

My five little bears puppet made out of a canvas glove!

Five Little Bears

One little bear wondering what to do, 
Along came another then there were two.

Two little bears climbing up a tree,
Along came another then there were three.

Three little bears at an apple core,
Along came another then there were four.

Four little honey bears found honey in a hive,
Along came another then there were five!

Books About Bears

Little Polar Bear  by Hans de Beer
Little Polar Bear Finds a Friend  by Hans de Beer
Goodnight, Baby Bear  by Frank Asch
Bear Shadow  by Frank Asch
Moonbear's Dream  by Frank Asch
The Forgetful Bears  by Larry Weinberg
Can't You Sleep Little Bear?  by Martin Waddell
The Best of Friends  by Pirkko Vainio
You and Me, Little Bear  by Martin Waddell
It's the Bear!  by Jez Alborough
Let's Go Home, Little Bear  by Marin Waddell
The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear  by Don and Audrey Wood
My Friend the Bear  by Jez Alborough
Little Polar Bear and the Brave Little Hare  by Hans de Beer
AGAIN!  by John Prater
Lost!  David McPhail
Ten Little Bears  by Kathleen Hague
Sleepy Bears  by Mem Fox
The Teddy Bear's Picnic  by Jimmy Kennedy
Ice Cream Bear  by Jez Alborough
Down in the Woods at Sleepytime  by Carole Lexa Schaefer
Swim Polar Bear, Swim!  by Joan Stimson
Can't You Sleep, Little Bear?  by Martin Waddell
The Three Bear by Paul Galdone
Good Job, Little Bear  by Martin Waddell
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear  by Scholastic
Make a Wish, Honey Bear!  by Marcus Pfister
Leola and the Honeybears  by Melodye Benson Rosales
Contrary Bear  by Phyllis Root
Good Night, Sleep Tight  by Claire Freedman
Goldilock and the Three Bears  by Caralyn & Mark Buehner
Corduroy  by Don Freeman
Where's My Teddy?  by Jez Alborough
How Do You Say It Today, Jesse Bear?  by Nancy White Carlstrom
 Better Not Get Wet, Jesse Bear 
Jesse Bear What Will You Wear?
Let's Count It Out, Jesse Bear