Activity Idea: Bug Camouflage
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1) Teach children songs and chants with onomatopoeia sound words. Here is an example:
Five Little Ducks Five little ducks went out to play Over the hill and far away. When Mama Duck said, “Quack, quack, quack!” Four little ducks came waddling back. Four little ducks went out to play Over the hill and far away. When Mama Duck said, “Quack, quack, quack!” Three little ducks came waddling back.
2) Have children repeat, reducing the number of ducks each time until you reach “0” (zero) ducks.
But, when Papa Duck yelled, “QUACK, QUACK, QUACK!” Five little ducks came waddling back!
Furthermore, have each child talk about common, everyday sounds they hear around the house or outdoors. Ask for volunteers to lead the group in imitating the sounds. Exploring familiar sounds will reinforce this activity.
If using POCET™, this activity correlates to Developmental Guidelines: MA7: Demonstrates understanding and recognition of numerals 0-9.
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