We did some printable worksheets from Lightning Bug Literacy
|Alligator 1-10 puzzle|
|Letter A tracing page|
We practiced making the letter "A" with a paint bag. Green finger paint in a ziploc bag.
We sang the song:
Five little monkeys swinging in the tree
teasing Mr. Alligator can’t catch me….can’t catch me
along came Mr. Alligator quiet as can be
and snapped that monkey out that tree
Alex acting out the snapping Mr. Alligator with a little alligator snapper I made for him. I got the idea from here. I just used some cardboard, bottle caps, green and red paint, small pompoms and wiggly eyes (thanks to craftprojectideas.com).
For a snack I made him alligators sitting on logs. Not exactly healthy, but fun. The alligators were green Fruit Rollups cut out with a cookie cutter and the logs was graham crackers.
Alligator King I love classic Sesame Street. I'm not a fan of present day Sesame Street though. I think it lost its creativeness and is trying to be too politically correct.
We read The Lady With the Alligator Purse by Nadine Bernard Westcott. It doesn't really have much to do with alligators, but it is a fun book.
and we looked at Alligators: Backyard Animals by Heather C. Hudak. It is a little advanced for him, but it was good to see real photos of alligators.