--------------------Story: The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, & The Big Hungry Bear by Don & Audrey Wood
* Activities/ Experiences:
1. The 5 senses with strawberries.
2. Fingerprint onesie. 1. 5 senses with strawberries:
Taste: Strawberry-flavored lip gloss. (Mmm, tasty AND pretty!) Earth's Best Brand of strawberry banana baby food. Strawberry-flavored freeze-dried yogurt.
Smell: Strawberry-scented bubbles. Strawberry-scented wax. (Never to soon to give a "nose for knowledge!")
Feel: Plastic strawberries, large enough to not be a choking hazard of course. --They've been left accessible in her play area, to repeat the experience whenever she wishes. And she does! Even took them in the bath.
See: Went to our town's annual Strawberry Festival. Bought red ripe berries, put them in a sensory baggie for squooshing, and it was pretty funny to watch K carry the bag while scooting around the kitchen. -Carefully. As if she had a bundle of precious jewels!
|plastic water berries|
|toting the goods|
|outside plastic water berries|
|in the bath|
|bag o' squished strawberries|
2. Fingerprint onesie.
Inked up Baby K's fingertips. (Mommy & Daddy too!) Her red fingers grabbed a handful of the onesie, leaving splotches on the material. Drew "seeds" & "stems" with fabric markers, transforming the prints into strawberries. Then, added a mouse iron-on to complete the book's look!
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