My rolling Book Display
has been perfect to set up for each unit! I can display all of our picture books on the top, add some toys and games to the shelf, and the bottom holds my other supplies, teacher manuals, and my Primary Arts of Language crate
. I also love that I can easily roll it out of the dining room when I want it out of sight.
.: Learning Games :.
Jonathan’s Angel Wings
The story in Little Saints is all about a little boy and his Guardian Angel who tries to help him. With each different challenge the angel’s wings change a different color (red for charity, when the angel was trying to help the little boy not be angry, etc) .
(The girls have asked to be read this so many times now… and always talking about their Guardian Angels!)
Instead of just asking them to find something in each color and bring it to me, we set up one of their rainbows and displayed the color objects they found. They loved doing this!
Grimm’s Counting Rainbow (similar to this
) • Grimm’s Natural Semicircles Building Set
Additional Leaning Games I Added:
Noah’s Rainbow Race
Teddy Bear Counters
(Primary Arts of Language Game)
.: Color Blindness :.
(Not included in Little Saints Preschool but a perfect time to discuss!)
A story for every color blind child and those who love them.
Conan is a creative little chameleon who loves to find new ways of looking at the world around him, but being color blind is not a perspective he loves. He can’t draw pictures right, can’t play color-based games with his friends well, and can’t figure out how to color-change to camouflage correctly. Can Conan find a new way to look at his color blindness and discover how it makes him a truly special chameleon?
This excellent new picture book was written by our 10 year old’s Godparents’ daughter!
He was really excited to read it to his little sisters and learn more about those who are color blind.
They all loved the book! Great job, Elise!
Our littlest has been pulling it off the shelf all month to flip through the illustrations and asing her older siblings to read it to her again.
.: Arts & Crafts :.
We ended up just doing one of the suggested crafts from Little Saints :
Angel of God
We didn’t get around to the crayon resist glue wash and glitter part of this craft…
Additional Arts & Crafts I Added:
Hand and Foot Print Angel Art
(In the background you can see how our littlest insists on displaying Conan the Colorblind Chameleon!)
St. Luke Coloring Pages
From left to right: Grace (5), Bud (10), Joy (3)
Joy (3) and Grace (5)
.: Snacks :.
I’m adding snacks to our plans for each theme.
For “Colors” we made our St. Luke’s Artist Palette Cookies!
One of our older girls is allergic to Red40 — We love that Trader Joe’s has so many colorful candies without food coloring… Not quite as vibrant as M&M’s put still very pretty!
St. Luke’s Artist Palette Cookies
.: Giveaway :.
Sophia Institute Press has offered to send one of my visitors a copy of How the Angels Got Their Wings! We’ve read it a number of times now and the little girls (and older kids!) love it. It’s definitely and excellent introduction to the angels for little children and has been frequently requested to be read again!
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Behold I will send my angel, who shall go before thee, and keep thee in thy journey, and bring thee into the place that I have prepared.