Thursday, September 22, 2016

Goodnight Moon

 Hello, a bit delayed because of Talk Like a Pirate Day on Monday, but here is our homeschool lesson based off of "Goodnight Moon" by Margaret Wise Brown.
 Our sensory bin was filled with every element from the book. It was a lot of fun to play 'I Spy' while reading the book. 
As luck would have it, I found this game at the thrift store over the summer.
There are several different ways to play and it will grow with the boys. Right now, Panda enjoys taking turns finding cards and matching them on the boards.
I don't like a lot of screen time for my boys, but this app is worth while.
Panda's OT was using this during therapy before we switched to his new center and he loved it. Basically you trace letters and once completed 'fun things' happen. Flowers bloom along the letter, soap suds bubble, a train races over it, rockets blast off... That sort of thing. It is wonderful.
This was a sorting activity. There are tiny wood stars, large wood stars, and medium sized plastic stars. It took a little work, but he did this activity on his own and had a lot of fun.
Then we counted and stacked the stars for math.
We didn't get around to all of the art activities I had planned (I over plan art activities), but here is the calm down bottle we made with stars. Both the boys love it, so it will probably stick around for a while. Panda helped pour everything in.
These paper plate bunny ears, Panda cut out. I had to help guide his hands, but he did the work. We use loop scissors. They are easier to manipulate with tiny hands.
This is the last of the art projects we made. It was done in several stages. First Panda painted the moon and star. After they dried, he painted the other side. Then he had to paint the star with glue and sprinkle glitter on it. When it was dry he had to do the other side. I helped with the ties, but the lions share was done by Panda.
And that was our "Good Night Moon" week.
Thanks for stopping by.
~Shine on~


  1. That is just wonderful... we've been reading (or rather reciting by heart) Goodnight Moon every night since Little Miss was 4 months old. I love your sensory bins... where dis you find the 3 little bears sitting on chairs???

    1. Oh yes, we have those books too. The Bear Snores on is a favorite around here. The little bears are three little craft bears I had on hand that I sat on doll house chairs. Come to MN, I know all the good thrift stores lol. Shine.