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    At the Pond



    Songs, Books, and Stories

    Special Activities


    Many types of animals live in or near ponds.

    The Wide Mouthed Frog
    “Five Little Froggies”

    We will act out pond animal actions while playing a giant dice game.


    Many pond animals can swim in water.

    In the Pond
    “Down at Grandpa’s Pond”

    We will pretend we are fishing today.


    We can move our bodies like pond animals.


    We will go on a field trip to Myrick Marsh and Eco Park Center at 9:45. (The rain date is Thursday, May 5nd)


    A tadpole is a baby frog.

    Tadpole to Frog
    “Five Green and Speckled Frogs”

    We will examine and discuss the life cycle of a frog.


    Ponds are filled with water.

    In the Small, Small Pond

    “Two Turtles”

    We will play with water and pond animals in the sensory table.                                      

    Changes to the Environment

    The dramatic play area will feature the pond rug with stuffed pond animals and puppets.  For art play we’ll paint with chalk dipped in water.  For sensory play we will examine some pond life sensory bottles. Rubber pond animals will be added to our block area for construction play.  For small motor play we’ll count and sort pond animal manipulatives and for large motor play we will pretend we are frogs jumping from one lily pad to another.

    Special Notes