This week we enjoyed Sukkot-themed activities and books in preparation for the holiday starting this weekend. Our shortened week went very fast—they say that time flies when you’re having fun!
On Tuesday we looked at the inside of a pumpkin, and got to play with the goop inside. The kiddos weren’t so sure about touching it, until we brought out the tongs. We had fun trying to pick the seeds out of the pumpkin guts, they were so slippery and slimy!
Wednesday was full of excitement with a fire drill! The todds did such a good job holding hands and walking with the teachers across the parking lot.
We also did art on Wednesday; everyone decorated their own sukkah with dot-dots and plant and star stickers. A sukkah is a temporary outdoor hut that is built for Sukkot. A teacher finished them with photos of each kid, peeking out from their sukkah!
Our big room time on Wednesday was filled with fun rainbow streamers that we spun and danced with. They were definitely a hit!
Thursday brought more art, creating fruits to decorate our class sukkah (which will be constructed next week!) We made them by sticking tissue paper to contact paper, so even our littlest friends were pros!
We also sang a silly spider song and had a giant spider crawling over everyone, which led to a lot of giggling.
The rainier weather this week meant more time in the big room rather than outside, but we did get out to the playground a few times. Indoors or outdoors, the todds are always eager for their large motor time when they can stretch out all their muscles and use their loud voices!
On Friday we plan to take a walk to the Bet Shalom sukkah by the pond and read a couple of books about Sukkot. Our Sukkot and harvest theme will continue next week!
Keep warm and have a beautiful fall weekend!
Ms. Katie, Ms. Alyssa, and Ms. Hannah