Play based learning 4 chicks 4 moms


on November 5, 2012

I have to admit, I thought I was going to have a hard time coming up with ideas to fit this theme.  Once I started looking, one idea triggered the next.  We started with the globe and talked about where our country is.  I talked to the chicks about what made our country great.  I talked about the Book of Mormon as much as our 2 year olds could understand.  We talked about the name of our country and wrote the name on our chalkboard and had Tank underline the USA in the United States of America.

Then everyone had to color on the board, so we moved the chalk party outside for a little bit.

Back to the lesson.  I gave each of the chicks red construction paper and white stripes and had them make a red-white-red-white pattern.  Then we added a blue rectangle to the corner and then white stars.  I think you can tell where we were going with this.

Then I had the great idea to make apple pie.  I thought I had apple pie filling.  We made the crust and went for the apple pie filling that wasn’t there.  I quickly searched for a pie filling recipe and cut up apples as fast as I could.  The first time I baked with the chicks it was a little chaotic and a lot messy.  Then I remembered how I baked with the boys.  We had one helper chair and the chicks rotated around the chairs with each ingredient.  Whoever was in the helper  chair would add the ingredient.  No arguments and not as much flour on the floor.

Then I let the chicks have free time for a little bit.  I brought them to the table one by one and painted their nails red, white, and blue.

We’re so patriotic!!


2 responses to “AMERICA: Day 1

  1. I love it all! I like the “one at a time” rule for cooking.

  2. tmom says:

    Everybody looks like they’re having a great time.

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