The temperature is dropping, making it difficult for you to take your class outside and expel their never-ending energy. I’ve compiled a few of my favorite activities for you to try with your class.

Fruit and Veggie Sorting:

All you need is a pocket folder, some glue, a pair of scissors and a printer! Just print out the below attached PDFs, glue the veggie crate to one pocket of your folder and the fruit crate to the other pocket. Pass out the pieces of vegetables and fruit (make doubles if necessary) and have the kids bring up their piece to sort.

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Read Funny Stories:

One of my favorite stories to read aloud is “Bark, George” by Jules Feiffer.Image result for bark george picture book Pair the book with the activity below by having the kids try to remember the sequence of events from the book. All you need is the book, “Bark, George”,  a paper bag, some glue, a pair of scissors and a printer! To get the book, contact us at 859.962.4062!

Bark, George!

 

Get up, and Move! 

Here are a few of my favorite rhymes to get kids up and moving:

Green Says “Go”
Green says, “Go!”
(march quickly)
Go! Go! Go!

Yellow says, “Slow!”
(march slowly)
Slow…slow…slow

And red says, “Stop!”
(stop and freeze)

Go! Go! Go! (march fast)
Slow…slow…slow (march slowly)
and STOP! (stop)

Handy Spandy
Handy spandy, sugar and candy, we all jump in.
(jump inside the circle)
Handy spandy, sugar and candy, we all jump out.
(jump outside the circle)
Handy spandy, sugar and candy, we all jump up.
(jump up)
Handy spandy, sugar and candy, we all sit down.
(sit down in the circle)

Bicycle
I have a little bicycle
(pretend to get on a bike)
I ride it to and fro (ride around)
And when I see that big green light, I know it’s time to GO! (pedal fast)
I have a little bicycle
(pretend to get on a bike)
I took it to the shop (ride around)
And when I see that big red light, I know it’s time to STOP! (freeze)

 

STEM Kits:

Racing to Read offers a variety of STEM Kits that have books and a STEM related activity that you can share with your class. To reserve one, call us at 859.962.4062

 

Written by: Teresa Curtis, outreach programmer at the Kenton County Public Library, and Pete the Cat’s #1 Fan!

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