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|Dinomite, just after he pet his first zebra.|
|Princess feeding a giraffe. Another giraffe licked Dinomite's head with it's blue tongue.|
Now that we're back home, unpacked and settled, we're continuing our Knight Unit and I finally have time to share our activities. There are a few princess activities mixed in, but for the most part everything has something to do with knights. Besides activities below, we'll also be doing a lot of reading. A list of the books we're reading are at the very bottom of the post.
Dragon ABC Matching
Source: I found this free printable at 1+1+1=1. It was part of a packet.
Knight First Letter Sounds
Source: I found this free printable at 3 Dinosaurs as part of a Medieval Packet.
Source: These cards were part of the free packet at 3 Dinosaurs.
Knight 2 Letter Beginning Sounds
The kiddos will draw a line from the picture to the circle with the two letter beginning sounds. The control is the nomenclature cards paired with the activity.
Source: This printable was also part of the pack from 3 Dinosaurs.
Crown Jewel Counting
Source: I found the free crown template at First Palette. I found the idea at Sorting Sprinkles, who sited the source as Our Montessori Home.
There are five pattern strips that match the color of the decor on the nights provided. Kiddos will line the knights up by color and complete pattern.
Source: I created the pattern cards. For your own free printable, click HERE. Some cards will require two knight toobs.
Kiddos will match up pictures and words with cards provided. I researched the 10 most popular breeds of horses and made cards for only those. For one who knows nothing about horses, it was quite overwhelming to realize just how many breeds there are, and how horses are classified. I tried to select pictures that showed definite differences in the breeds.
I created these cards. For your free printable, click HERE.
Catapulting Pom Poms
I could have gone all out and built my own catapult, or had the kiddos build one, but I just wasn't up for it, so instead they'll use a spoon and their fingers to catapult the pom poms through the air. I've included pom poms of different sizes so they can compare which ones go farther and faster.
HERE. (Armor and weapons are combined in the same printable.)
Source: I created this activity. For the free printable, click HERE. (Armor and weapons are combined in the same printable.)
Dragons Breathe Fire
A Knight's Shield
Princess & the Pea
Life in First Grade. Instead of having the kids draw their princess on top, I made little cut outs for them. Click HERE if you'd like a free printable of the princess cut outs.
A Royal Crown
I had wanted to let the kiddos make their own crowns last week, but never got around to cutting them out etc. They are ready now to decorate using crayons and jewels. I can't wait to see how they turn out.
Source: The free template for the crown can be found at First Palette.
We will be doing some song review games this week and introducing one last song for the month called Knights & Dragons. Next month I'll really be diving into music with some very structured activities, but this month I wanted to relax a little bit.
Build A Castle
The Princess' Peas
Going along with our Princess and the Pea activity, I added spooning our own peas to the shelves.
Dragon Slaying Target Practice
Kiddos will practice slaying dragons using sword shaped toothpicks. First a paper dragon will be placed on the foam pad, then they will pierce the paper in the desired spot with the toothpick.
Source: This idea came from Sorting Sprinkles. I made my own dragon cut outs. If you'd like the free printable that I created, click HERE.
Spanish:We'll review our other Spanish songs, but also add this one to the mix. I love it because not only does it teach the colors, but teaches some new vocabulary and phrases. So far the kiddos are absolutely loving Spanish. Hooray!
Books we're reading this week:
1.The Princess and the Pea by Hans Christian Andersen, illustrated by Paul Galdone.
2. The Marshmallow Incident by Judi Barrett, illustrated by Ron Barrett.
3. The Princess Knight by Cornelia Funke, illustrated by Kerstin Meyer.
4. The Knight and the Dragon by Tomie de Paola.
5. Knights in Shining Armor by Gail Gibbon.
6. In the Castle by Anna Milbourne, illustrated by Benji Davies.
Next week we'll be having a special unit dedicated to My Little Pony, in honor of Princess' Birthday!