Good Night Gorilla
Today was a really great day. We continued to learn more about jungle animals.
In small groups we played a game called ” feed the monkey .” The child would take a numbered card and feed the monkey that many bananas.
In circle time we read Goodnight Gorilla and used a talk picture of a real monkey to create conversation.
For breakfast as a cooking activity we made monkey treats. We took bananas and spread peanut butter over them with a plastic knife and them rolled the banana in rice krispies. And then of course we ate them.
Several times throughout the morning I saw the children retelling the story ” 5 monkeys jumping on the bed ” with our props.
The only thing on our lesson plan we didnt get to was playing a game of ” monkey see monkey do.” Maybe you can do that at home !
Oh ! And a gorilla came and answered questions the kids had. You know what was really cool ? Sometimes kids this age have a problem using questions and just make statements but MANY of these kiddos were spot on asking something they wanted to know .