U is for umbrella

u_ernieWe are making our way through the alphabet. Let’s work on the letter U.

• Move around: Crawl “up-side-down”, Put your head “under” your arms, Put your finger “under” your foot, Put your arms “up”, Pretend to ride a unicycle.
• Make yummy up-side down cake
• U LISTS
Let your children help you make up lists of some U things.
o A list of things that go Up.
o A list of things that go Under.
o A list of things that are Ugly.
o A list of people who wear Uniforms

• Sing a Unicorn song;
Oh I Wish I Were a Lovely Unicorn
(tune of If You’re Happy and You Know It)
Oh, I wish I were a lovely unicorn.
Oh, I wish I were a lovely unicorn.
I’d frolic and I’d play.
And I’d dream the day away.
Oh, I wish I were a lovely unicorn.
BOX UKULELE
You will need a long tissue box and an empty towel tube for each child for this activity.
• Remove any plastic found around the hole on the top of the tissue box.
• Have children wrap large rubber bands around the box.
• Set out marking pens or stickers for your children to use to decorate their box and towel tube.
• Cut a hole on the top of the box, the size of the towel tube.
• Help your child slip the tube into the box half-way to represent a handle for their ukulele.
Variation: You can also make ukuleles without the handles for your children to play with.

For your U page Print out this U template. Color the Umbrellas. Then cut out pictures that start with the letter U, or animals that live underground.

Now on to the Letter Valphabet_animalandplant_v

  • For a delicious snack gather different kinds of vegetables(tomatoes, cucumbers, celery, corn, carrots, radishes, asparagus, broccoli, etc) and let your child(ren) help wash and prepare for a veggie tray–let them have a taste test!
  • Find big boxes to decorate like different types of transportation…pretend you are using your boxes to be boats, buses, planes, and cars, rockets…take a Vacation using your imagination!
  • Make Vegetable art supplies!

…Use Asparagus for paint brushes

…Use Carrots to make lines

…Use Corn on the Cob for roller painting

…Cut a potato or cucumber in half. Make a design in the middle of it and use it as a stamp

  • To make your Letter V page print out a template here…color or use your Veggie art supplies to decorate your Letter V. Cut it out and paste it to a piece of construction paper. Ta Da! Letter V!
  • You know it wouldn’t be a complete letter day without a song! Here is one that would go well with the Vacation Transportation activity…

Oh We’re Goin’ On a Vacation!

Sung to: She’ll Be Coming Around The Mountain

Oh we’re goin’ on a vacation on the plane (zoom zoom)
Oh we’re goin’ on a vacation on the plane (zoom zoom)
Oh we’re goin’ on a vacation
Oh we’re goin’ on a vacation
Oh we’re goin’ on a vacation on the plane (zoom zoom)

Oh we’re goin’ on a vacation on the train (chug a chug)
Oh we’re goin’ on a vacation on the train (chug a chug)
Oh we’re goin’ on a vacation
Oh we’re goin’ on a vacation
Oh we’re goin’ on a vacation on the train (chug a chug)

Oh we’re goin’ on a vacation in our car (honk honk)
Oh we’re goin’ on a vacation in our car (honk honk)
Oh we’re goin’ on a vacation
Oh we’re goin’ on a vacation
Oh we’re goin’ on a vacation in our car (honk honk)

include other modes of transportation such as a boat, rocket ship, etc…

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