Program Themes for November 2012

Program Themes for November 2012

Below is a sampling of some activities your child may participate in during the month of November 2012.



 Sample activities include:

  • Library & Language: Listening to songs and fingerplays; listening to picture books read aloud
  • Motor: Practicing eye-hand coordination in an activity gym; throwing balls into a basket
  • Cognitive: Exploring classification by playing with two identical and one different object
  • Sensory: Exploring pumpkins and leaves



For Toddlers, the theme is “The Farm.”  Sample activities include:

  • Library & Language: Exploring books, photographs, and magnets about the farm; singing songs
  • Creative Arts: Making collages using tape; playing musical instruments
  • Sensory: Washing pumpkins; dancing with scarves
  • Dramatic Play: Pretending to be farmers tending to animals and crops with farm-related props and accessories


Discovery Preschool

For Discovery Preschool, the theme is “The Farm.” Sample activities include:

  • Library & Language Arts: Exploring farm-related books and photographs; using farm-related finger puppets and flannel pieces to tell farm stories; Listening to the featured books Let’s Go Visiting by Sue Williams and The Cow That Went Oink by Bernard Most read aloud
  • Creative Arts: Creating sticky art in a variety of ways using contact paper, stickers, two- and three-dimensional collage materials, glue, and paper
  • Science & Sensory: Exploring potting soil
  • Dramatic Play: Pretending to be farmers and customers in a farmer’s market
  • Math & Manipulatives: Sorting by shape and size


For Preschool, the theme is “My Community.”  Sample activities include:

  • Library and Language Arts: Writing and mailing letters and cards in a post office; reading the featured book Worksong by Gary Paulsen
  • Creative Arts: Creating a community mural on butcher paper; making sculptures
  • Science & Sensory: Exploring objects inside a feely box; exploring play dough with tools, cookie cutters, and plastic vehicles and people
  • Dramatic Play: Taking on a variety of roles in a beauty shop
  • Math & Manipulatives: Working with lacing cards; identifying numbers placed inside a feely box by tracing their shapes



For Prekindergarten, the theme is “The Farm.”  Sample activities include:

  • Library & Literacy: Manipulating stencils; reading books about the farm such as Barnyard Banter by Denise Fleming; learning about the letter O and creating letter O collages
  • Creative Arts: Creating a class farm mural; painting at the easel with shades of paint colors
  • Science & Sensory: Identifying different scents; exploring potting soil with farm props
  • Dramatic Play: Role-playing and pretending in a barn-themed environment
  • Math & Manipulatives: Playing dominoes; comparing and ordering produce; sorting and ordering seeds and grains






















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