Yesterday we started our study of the letter “I” by doing some island related activities. We began our morning by reading the book The Little Island by Margaret Wise Brown. This book showed the seasons and how the plants and animals on a small rocky island change throughout the year.
After our story the children made letter “I” islands. They first colored a capital letter I and cut it out. Then they glued waves, their “I” leaves and a sun to a piece of construction paper. The finishing touch was to put glue on the bottom of the “I” and then sprinkle sand on it. I got this idea from No Time For Flashcards.
The children also completed an island coloring and tracing paper from First School.
Our final island themed activity for the morning was an island sensory box. We started by putting some water (That I colored blue with food coloring.) in the bottom of a tote box. Then we added sand to the center to show how islands are surrounded by water.
I added in some shells and the children had fun playing with the sand and water. We found that our island didn’t last, so I put some rocks in the box and they made a rock island. They found it was better able to withstand their play.
We had a good time yesterday. The children will be back tomorrow when we will continue our study of the letter “I”.