* We read The Story of Little Black Sambo
*We watched a Youtube video of a Rhino Song
*We played Suffy's Safari
*I made him his own safari in our living room. I took ten of our jungle animal figurines and hid them in the piano bench, behind the couch, under the end tables, on the book shelf....everywhere. Then I set the kids loose looking for them. Some they found right away, but some of them needed me to play hot-and-cold for them to find the lost animals.
*I made a list of all the animals that needed to be found on our safari, and when they found them, they had to line them up on their names. A little reading practise.
Day Three: J is for Jump
*I drew a hopscotch grid on the driveway with sidewalk chalk, and we jumped around and had a good time with it. This game lasted a surprisingly long time. I was out of breath by the time they were done.
*We played Jump Rope. My kids are too little to turn the rope themselves and jump over it with each rotation, so we found new way to play. I stood in the center of the driveway and held on to one end of the rope, then spun around with the rope swinging out in a large circle on the ground. Then they had to jump over it when it came to them. I wish I could have had a picture of this, but obviously I couldn't take pictures while spinning the rope.
Day Four: J is for Jelly Beans
This day rivaled I is for Ice Cream in its popularity.
*We did our jelly bean math
Using jelly beans as the markers! When someone had a bingo, we ate all the jelly beans on our cards, and played again.