During school each day (well we dont actually do school every day, I try tho!) Bella chooses a couple animals out of the finger puppet box to study. I have the most beautiful educational picture books called Aquarium Guide and Zoo Guide by Answers In Genesis. They have been so wonderful in learning the basics with a 4 year old! This is just a snap shot of what we do with each animal we learn about for that day. I think my octopus is my fave, hes so cute! ha!
By night (when Dad comes home) we put on on puppet shows behind the fireplace screen! Blue blanket covers the fireplace screen if we are in the "aquarium" & green blanket cover if we are in the "zoo". This journey filled with felt has been such a delight and there is no end in sight and I am thrilled about this! It feeds my need for creating things with my hands, great tangible learning for Bella & tons of family fun! Even ours friends have gotten in on it with us, they came over the other night to watch a movie and we ended up making finger puppets! Gotta give props to Peter Hayes for the skunk & the lemur and to my husband for the shark!
OH! I forgot to say, we are also studying all the main animals in Finding Nemo. Nemo is one of the only movies that Bella will watch, which is fine by me! When we have learned all of them, we'll have a big movie night & watch Nemo! Excited about that!