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B4FIAR: The Quiet Way Home: Sound Matching Game

February 27, 2012

{I've done a little blog post house keeping, so if you are looking to fine more information about our Egg Hunt for Opposites activity, check out it's new post HERE}.....

We spent a couple days reading a Before Five In a Row book titled, "The Quiet Way Home" by Bonnie Becker.  It is a sweet story describing a grandfather and his granddaughter taking "the road less traveled and delight[ing] in [the] small sounds, too good to miss" (summary from manual).  All the small sounds are those that are often lost in all the noise of children playing, busy streets, and the hustle n' bustle of life-- sounds such as the bees buzzing, a tricycle wheel creaking, a sprinkler spraying, and a man digging in his garden.

Since the book dealt with sounds, we talked a little bit about the ear and I showed T a picture of what the inside of the ear looks like; then thanks to Pinterest, I found a sweet BBC excerpt about how the ear works-- very cool!

As a go-along activity, I put together a Sound Matching Activity.  I found some heart shaped boxes at the Dollar Store to use and filled them put different materials--  two hearts had the same item.  Without peaking into the hearts, T had to shake them and find the match, only by using his sense of hearing!

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 He did really well!  He did miss one match though; but it was a tricky one.  The one he missed was when he matched a penny sound to the sound of two little bolts.  They did sound a lot alike! 


 

14 comments :

Carla at Preschool Powol Packets said...

What a great way to use Easter Eggs! Those will be everywhere in a few weeks! Thanks for linking up at Teach Me Tuesday!

Allison said...

I love the hunt for opposites game! How clever.

Sarah said...

Very cute idea - that would be fun outside!

Stacy said...

Really great activities to go with the book. Stopping by from Preschool Corner.

Jolanthe Erb said...

The egg idea is great!!! Thanks for sharing. :)

The Monko said...

what a fab idea, we haven't really done opposites yet - I will keep this one up my sleeve for when we do.

lyndsay said...

I love this! I just saw something really similar for sale at Scholar's Choice! I am totally making these. And I love the sound hearts. Brilliant. I found you via the kid's coop!

Stefanie said...

Wonderful Row!!

Popping in from pre-k corner.

Maro Oikonomou said...

I found yoyr blog from a link party I partcipated and I absolutely loved the idea!!! It is so unique and fun fir kids! I will try it with my class!

Fun Frugal Mommy said...

Cute activity my little one loves hunting for Easter Eggs she would love this activity. Thanks for sharing and linking up to fun frugal friday.

Michelle said...

What a great activity, I will have to try it with the girls. I am pinning it right now so I don't forget it :)

Thanks for linking up to stART!

Deb Chitwood said...

Great activities! Your "Hunting for Opposites" eggs are such a wonderful, hands-on way to use workbook pictures! Thanks so much for linking up with Montessori Monday. I added your activity to my Montessori-Inspired Easter Activities at http://livingmontessorinow.com/2012/03/19/montessori-monday-montessori-inspired-easter-activities/ and featured it at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page.

Kristina@SchoolTimeSnippets said...

Thank you, Deb! Thanks for sharing the idea on your Facebook page : )

CacheyMama said...

Great ideas! Love the books too. Thanks for linking up to Thinky Linky Thursday!
Lori @ Cachey Mama’s Classroom

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