Poni discovers and presents-Brothers and sisters
(Open Poni discovers and presents-Brothers and sisters) Print the cards. Cut them out and laminate them. Use your Poni puppet or another puppet that children are familiar with to present the pictures related to the theme to your group.
Poni discovers and presents – Families
(Open Poni discovers and presents-Families) Print the cards. Cut them out and laminate them. Use your Poni puppet or another puppet that children are familiar with to present the pictures related to the theme to your group.
Thematic poster-Brothers and sisters
(Open thematic poster-Brothers and sisters) Print, laminate, and display where parents are sure to see it.
(Open stickers-Brothers and sisters) Print on adhesive paper to create a collection of original stickers.
Educa-theme-Brothers and sisters
(Open educa-theme-Brothers and sisters) Print and laminate the different elements representing the theme. Use them to present the theme to your group (and parents) while decorating your daycare.
Educa-decorate-Brothers and sisters
(Open educa-decorate-Brothers and sisters) Print, laminate, and cut out the illustrations. Use them to decorate your walls and set the mood for the theme.
Garland – Brothers and sisters
(Open models-Brothers and sisters) Print and let children decorate the items. Cut them out and hang them on a ribbon or string to create a garland that can be used to decorate your daycare entrance or playroom.
The pictures may be used as a memory game or to spark a conversation with your group. Use them to decorate your daycare or a specific thematic corner. (Open picture game-Brothers and sisters) Print, laminate, and store in a Ziploc bag or in your thematic bins.
(Open activity sheets-Brothers and sisters) Print and follow instructions.
(Open writing activities-B like Brother) (Open writing activities-S like Sister) Print for each child or laminate for use with a dry-erase marker.
Stationery – Brothers and sisters
(Open stationery-Brothers and sisters) Print. The stationery can be used to communicate with parents, in your writing area, or to identify your thematic bins.
The word flashcards may be used to spark a conversation with your group, in your reading and writing areas, or even to identify your thematic bins. (Open word flashcards-Brothers and sisters) (Open giant word flashcards-Brothers and sisters) Print. house, room, bunk beds, toys, sharing, mother, father, brother, sister, vacation, babysitter, grandparents
Picture clue story-Family
(Open picture clue story-Family) Print. Sit in a circle with your group. Begin reading the picture clue story. Every time you reach an illustration, pause and point to it. Let children complete the sentence with the corresponding word.
(Open scene-Family) Print, laminate, and cut out the items. Children use them to decorate the scene.
ROUTINES AND TRANSITIONS
My path-Brothers and sisters
(Open transition games-Brothers and sisters) Print, laminate, and press the illustrations on the floor to create a path leading to various areas within your daycare, for example the bathroom and the cloakroom. You may also use the illustrations to delimit your various workshops.
Game-This is my spot-Brothers and sisters
(Open transition games-Brothers and sisters) Print two copies. Laminate and cut out the cards. Glue one copy of each card on the table using adhesive paper. Drop the other copies in a bag. Children take turns picking a card to determine their spot at the table for the day. You may also use the cards to determine naptime spots or for your task train.
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND MOTOR SKILLS
(Open lacing-Families) Print, laminate, and punch holes around the contour of each item. Children can thread a string, ribbon, or a shoelace through the holes.
My modeling dough family
Invite children to use modeling dough to represent their family members. Provide homemade dough in a variety of colors and leave their creations out to dry.
Organize different types of races to highlight brothers and sisters: relay races, obstacle races, running races, etc. Invite brothers and sisters to join in on the fun or create duos to represent brothers and sisters. You can, for example, have an older child team up with a younger child.
Educ-pairs – Brothers and sisters
(Open educ-pairs-Brothers and sisters) Print. Children must draw lines to connect the items that go together or color them using the same colors. For durable, eco-friendly use, laminate for use with dry-erase markers.
Educa-symmetry – Brothers and sisters
(Open educa-symmetry-Brothers and sisters) Print. Children must color the picture on the right (black and white) so as to reproduce the picture on the left (color).
MORAL AND SOCIAL ACTIVITIES
Dress-up dolls-A brother and a sister
(Open dress-up dolls-Brothers and sisters) Print, laminate, and cut out the pieces. Children will enjoy using the items to dress the dolls.
We have company
Invite the brothers and sisters of the children in your group to come spend time in your playroom to provide them with the opportunity to play “as a family”.
Dress-up dolls-Mother and father
(Open dress-up dolls-Mother and father) Print, laminate, and cut out the pieces. Children will enjoy using the items to dress the dolls.
Create your family book
Photocopy pictures of the children in your group or use pictures provided by parents. Cut them out and glue them on 10 x 13 pieces of paper. Place the pictures in sandwich "Ziploc" bags, two pictures back-to-back per bag. Staple all the bags together at the closed end so you will be able to open them if needed. Use colorful adhesive tape to cover the staples. Join the bags together to create a family photo album for each child. Set the albums in your reading area.
I know your family
For this activity, you will need a box or small bag. Set pictures of each child’s family members in the bag. Children take turns picking a picture out of the box or bag and handing it to the child who is part of the same family.
ARTS & CRAFTS
Puppets-Brothers and sisters
(Open puppets-Brothers and sisters) Print the models on heavy paper. Have children cut them out and decorate them. Attach Popsicle sticks to the back of each model to make puppets.
Models-Brothers and sisters
(Open models-Brothers and sisters) Print. Use the models for various crafts and projects throughout the theme.
My brother, my sister, my family
Request pictures of the siblings of the children in your group (or photograph them yourself if possible). Use the pictures to create a genealogical tree for each child. Encourage children who do not have brothers or sisters to draw imaginary siblings or integrate their parents when preparing their genealogical tree.
Hand in hand
Press small white paper banners on your daycare walls and invite children’s brothers, sisters, and parents to press their hands in paint and then on the paper to form a chain that you can complete with the handprints of the children in your group.
Encourage children to draw or create a collage on a paper plate to represent their family, focusing on their brothers and sisters as much as possible.
(Open the family) Print and cut out the various models. You will need 1 or 2-liter milk cartons. Ask children to represent their family by pressing the necessary character parts on milk cartons. If you wish, the characters can be personalized by pressing pictures of parents’ faces as well as pictures of children’s brothers’ and sisters’ faces on the boxes instead of using the printable character faces.
(Open coloring pages theme-Brothers and sisters) Print for each child.
Complete the drawing-Brothers and sisters
(Open complete the drawing-Brothers and sisters) Print for each child. Children must draw the missing elements.
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