At the end of week 1, we asked our Polliwog W group, "What would you like to do next week?" One of the children said, "Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf!"
And so began our investigation into that classic story.
On week 2, we started with a game of "What time is it, Mr. Wolf," followed by "Red Light/Green Light". Then we told the story of Little Red Riding Hood. When we got to the part of the story where the wolf says, "The better to eat you with, my dear!", the children helped to create an ending to the story. "He ate LRRH up!" "No, LRRH chased him around and around the house until he got too tired." "Ya, then he left and he never came back." "LRRH hid in the closet with grandma until the wolf got too tired of looking for them." "And they lived happily ever after." "And then they ate the treats."
We went on a short hike, collecting goodies from the forest to bring to Grandma's (and Grandpa's) house. Of course, we had to stop for a snack on the way.
We saw some dead fish in the pond, and considered bringing them to Grandma's house too. We learned that because of the fast rise in temperature, there was so much plant and algae growth in the pond and not enough oxygen for all of the fish.
We spied a few small turtles, then made our way to the Log House / Caterpillar House area.
Look out!! It's the Big Bad Wolf!
Don't worry! The Little Red Riding Hoods, Big Bad Wolves, Spies, and Pirates seemed to get along quite well in the forest that day.
Time to go home! We'll see you next week!
Hammers, Huge Swings, and the Freedom to Play