November is here! Not sure how it came so quickly but it did. That means it is time to jump into a new preschool theme from Funshine Express!
Speaking of jumping… NO MORE MONKEYS JUMPING ON THE BED!!!!!
Can you guess what the theme is yet?
It is “Sleep Tight”!
We started it off with a classic bed time story of “Five little Monkeys Jumping On The Bed”. Then I taught the kiddos the 10 in a bed finger play below. They had a blast!
There we 10 in the bed,
And the little one said, “Roll over, roll over!”
So they all rolled over and one fell out;
There were 9 in the bed…
(Continuing down to 1. Conclude with the little one saying “Good Night!”)
Next up is “Goodnight Moon”, another classic bed time story!
I love the craft that accompanied the story! The kids really enjoyed it also.
This month’s theme also comes with a fun “Ten in the bed” game that can be used in so many ways. We used the people pieces in the finger play above. Then, learned “Wee Willy Winky” and had the kids take turns counting how many kids were in bed after each rhyme. The older kids were excited that they got to teach this section to the littles!
Wee Willy Winky runs through the town,
Up the stairs and down the stairs in his nightgown.
Rapping at the windows, crying at the locks,
“Are all the children in their beds?
For now it’s 8 o’clock!”
I can’t wait to see what else this unit has in store!