Thursday, May 23, 2013

Day 14 - Laundry

Mother Goose Time in May.  Day 14 - Laundry

Question of the Day: What do you do with dirty clothes?  

Today's Opening Song was sung to "The Wheels on the Bus" but instead the words were:
The washing machine goes swish, swish, swish
Swish, swish, swish, swish, swish, swish
The washing machine goes swish, swish, swish
Then it spins around.

We sang the song together and when the song said "swish, swish, swish," we wiggled our hips. At the end when it says "spins around" we spun around in a circle.  The boys loved acting it out. 

As we were singing the song I started setting up a clothes line between the entertainment center and the high chair.  I got out a small basket of laundry and the bucket of clothes pins.  MGT had us put the two Phonic Tags in another basket and have the kids pick one out.  If they picked out the underwear tag they were to put a piece of clothing on the line, if they pulled out the umbrella then they took one down.  Lachlan did this once or twice but then just wanted to play with the line.  I figure hand strengthening task and honestly, I just thought it was so stinking cute to see them all working together to hang the clothes on the line.

High Five to Mom

Seconds before sabotage

As they were working on hanging clothes I tossed paper hot dog trays upside down on the kitchen floor for Laundry Designs.  Earlier that morning I had numbered these trays from 1 to 20.  I only tossed numbers 1 through 13 on the floor because I only have one child that can really recognize the numbers and I thought 20 would be just too much.  The idea was to have them choose one to flip over and clip clothes pins to the tray equal to the number on the tray.  Lachlan got the first few spot on, however, he happened to flip 1, 2, and 3, right in a row.  He ended the time by just flipping over a number and clipping one clothespin to each no matter what the number was that was written on it.  But we were still talking about the number and giving him an opportunity to recall the number as he flipped them over.  I kept the trays and I am sure will find another opportunity to use them again. 

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