5 Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
Today our main book was ” Five Monkeys Jumping on the Bed.” We also watched the video you can see above. After we got outside we acted out the song . Adding the papers with the numbers 1- 5 and the words ” momma ” and ” doctor ” added that tiny bit of learning that we squeeze into our fun play. If you watch the video on facebook of our kiddos doing it you can hear us introduce subtraction. ( How many monkey’s are left ?) The kids had a blast and werent bothered by our subtle literacy and math elements.
We also made monkey bread . The kids are having it for snack but I took a pinch and OH MY GOODNESS… so yummy. This is a fun cooking project with littles.
- cup butter or margarine, melted
- cup packed brown sugar
- cup granulated sugar
- teaspoons ground cinnamon
- cans (7.5 oz each) Pillsbury™ refrigerated biscuits
1Grease or spray 12 regular-size muffin cups. Mix butter and brown sugar; spoon 1 tablespoon mixture into each muffin cup.
2Mix granulated sugar and cinnamon in 1-gallon bag. Separate dough into 20 biscuits; cut each in 6 pieces. Shake pieces in bag to coat. Place 10 pieces in each muffin cup.
3Bake at 350°F for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 1 minute; turn upside down. Serve warm.We also did a little moon project today after reading the book ” Owls Moon.” It was interesting reading the books as we talked about what ” owling ” is and wondered what the man and the little boy would do with the owl once they found one. Other conversations were about the recent ” red moon.” I didnt make this connection the kids did. ” Hey Ms Debbie ! Did you know the moon turned red ? My mom told me .” This book is a little longer. It is not a picture book but I read it while they were eating breakfast so they were able to tolerate the wordiness. Once in a while we will read a book that is a little more challenging and with that usually comes rich conversation and expanded vocabulary.