I teach an Art Class for 3-5 year olds at my local church on a Wednesday morning. This morning we had a great time reading a very old but very much loved copy of Mrs Wishy Washy. Do you know it? It is a wonderful story, full of rhythm, rime and repetitive text for helping emergent readers.
While we were reading it, the little children role-played Mrs Wishy Washy by putting some soft toys into a plastic tub and getting them clean - I think that this was the most popular part!
I provided nice clear, bold pictures of pigs for the children to "chip" with small pieces of pink paper - many of them need lots of fine motor practice at they are so little. It was a very popular activity too. I have provided you with a free copy of this little pig - just click on the picture below to download - you could also let your students paint of decorate it with other collage materials.
We finished off with a story/song of 5 Little Ducks (Mrs Wishy Washy features a pig, cow and duck) and a short discussion about mother and baby ducks to fit in with upcoming Mothers Day.
I have just listed a printable cvc word game / center activity that could be used with a Unit of Work on Mrs Wishy Washy. It is called In the Tub, and students have to match a cvc word with a picture to make sure all the pigs are clean! Click on the link below to see it at TeacherspayTeachers.
Good-bye happy day-off Wednesday, back to see my beautiful class tomorrow!