- Access to the internet
- Seven (7) pieces of blue colored construction paper
- Seven (7) pieces of green colored construction paper
- Seven (7) pieces of red colored construction paper
Step 1: The adult should cut the blue pieces of construction paper into 7 triangles.
Step 2: The adult should write the number one through seven on each blue triangle, writing one number on each triangle.
Step 3: The adult should cut the green pieces of construction paper into 7 circles.
Step 4: The adult should write the number one through seven on each green circle, writing one number on each circle.
Step 5: The adult should cut the red pieces of construction paper into 7 squares.
Step 6: The adult should write the number one through seven on each red square, writing one number on each square.
Step 7: Tape shapes in the form of a large circle, on the floor.
Step 8: Watch a video of dolphins jumping in and out of the Ocean.
The following video on YouTube, is a great example: Two Dolphins Jump Out of the Ocean - Stock Footage by Wazee Digital
Step 9: Ask the child how dolphins dance? That’s right… they jump!
Step 10: Turn on music of your choice. Have the child jump around the circle of shapes on the floor. Make sure they’re landing on one shape when they’re jumping.
Step 11: After 15 seconds, pause the music. When the music pauses, have the child freeze, stopping on one shape.
Step 12: Ask them to identify the color of construction paper they are standing on.
Step 13: Start the music again.
Step 14: Stop the music and ask the child what shape they are standing on. What makes it that shape (How many sides does it have)?
Step 15: Stop the music and ask the child what number they are standing on.
Step 16: Start the music.
Step 17: Stop the music and ask the child to identify all 3 characteristics of the paper they are standing on:
- What shape is the paper
- What is the color is the paper
- What is the number is on the paper?
Step 18: Repeat Steps 10 through Step 17 at least seven more times.
Step 19: Did you know that dolphins have fins, not legs? It is hard to jump with no legs. Let’s try hopping on one foot instead!
Step 20: Repeat Step 10 – 17 while hopping on one foot!
Recognizes the names of Numerals.
Describe shapes by at least two characteristics.
Follow three-step directions.
Demonstrate Curiosity and ask Questions
Use language to describe objects by a variety of attributes
Demonstrate understanding of differences between people, animals, plants and other parts of the planet.
Gross Motor: balance and coordination.
Gross Motor: Hop on one foot five or more times.