We have started back our school year and the co-ops too. We are continuing with our Before Five in a Row co-op. We have some of the same friends and some new ones too. We are looking forward to a fun year ahead. This is such a sweet story. The felt bear with the book is one that I made for some of my older children. :-)
We started by talking about the story and its theme of friendship. We discussed friendship and what it means to be a good friend. We learned the verse "A friend loves at all times" (Prov 17:17). I taught them how to sign the verse too. (Can you see some of them signing "love"?)
Read the book
We have two moms splitting up the teaching time and this has worked well for us. Our first activity was acting out the poem "Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear Turn Around". We did this a couple of times.
Next we played a fun game that had them taking turns and doing activities that varied based on the color of button that they selected. They would first roll the die and then pick up a button. This idea is from the game Roll and Play.
The buttons had various activities like colors (find something blue), numbers (clap 3 times), animals (bark like a dog), body parts (wave your arms), emotions (make a happy face) and activities (sing a silly song)
Would love to hear about any fun ideas that you have done with Corduroy. Up next month - Katy No Pocket.