Have your child read or listen to the story Over in the Meadow by Ezra Jack Keats. Provide them with small animal manipulatives and invite your child to use them to retell this story.
Animal Baby Play
Provide small toy animals for your child to play with. Encourage him/her to use them as animal babies. Add blank books and writing utensils for your child to write a story about their play.
Egg Hatch Match
Supply paper or felt egg cutouts. Cut each egg into two parts to resemble a cracked egg. Write a numeral on one part of the egg and draw the corresponding number of dots on the other part. Scramble the parts and invite your child to reassemble the eggs by matching the numerals and dots.
Invite your child to use Legos or other small connectors to create models of the animal baby they are researching. Provide books or pictures of the animals for your child to reference as they work. Encourage your child to consider the specific features of different animals as they work. For example, they might create long ears for a bunny or a long neck for a giraffe calf.
***I will be emailing you optional baby animal counting and matching activities to complete with your child. See you all tomorrow on Zoom at 11:30 a.m. 🙂