Colors is our theme this week, but since my kids already know their colors I thought I'd make it a little more fun for them by teaching them about animals that go along with our Color of the Day. I love teaching about animals. LOVE. Especially when I get to learn something new along with the children. Today's colors were Black and White, so I chose to teach about the Giant Panda. In the past, I've taught about pandas for my Endangered Animals unit, but I have no idea if I'll get to do that theme this year. So first I made copies of a panda coloring sheet (clip art, actually, found here) that I found through google. Then I put out several colors of tissue paper squares.
Then the kids scrunched up the tissue squares, dipped them in glue, and plopped them on their panda page.
When they were semi-dry, I cut them out (very difficult at times!) and put them on colored paper.
One of my favorite panda books to read is Panda Kindergarten, by Joanne Ryder.
Fun Fact: When a giant panda is born, it's blind, pink, fuzzy, and the size of a stick of butter!