Social Studies and Geography
Activity Village Children’s Day Unit
volcano Song (my son asks to listen to this everyday!)
Counting by 2’s
Have your child find all (or maybe some) of the pairs of shoes (clogs) in your house and practice counting by 2’s.
Another idea is to paint your child’s feet red and have them walk across a large piece of butcher paper and then count their steps by 2’s.
Show Me the Money Song (learning coins)
Peter Pig’s Money Counter Online Game (choose easy)
Discuss the following time references with your child and ask them to tell something that relates to them using these references. Then, see if they can find them in the story.
new/young vs. old
One evening when the sun was going down,….
The sun was just setting
May it be fine tomorrow!
after a while
more than two months
The very next day
it’s getting late
A long, long time has passed since then.
Bible and Character Training
Using yellow to show light:
Notice with your child throughout A Pair of Red Clogs that the artist used yellow to show light. You can just discuss this or have your child give it a shot with something simple.
Using color pencil and black ink as your medium:
Showing action in figures:
We got the idea of making our action figures from pipe cleaners here.
Talk about what reminiscing means with your child. Make sure they know that reminiscing is when you tell a story from the past. Tell your child a story from their past. Then watch this video about past tense verbs.
Expressing sounds through words
In A Pair of Red Clogs the author used words to describe the sound of clogs on an old stone road. Point this out to your child, then ask you child to make some noise and try to describe the sound with words. Example, hit pan lids together and then say bang, clang, clap!
For now just make your child aware of what the sign is called and have them look for it in the book. Explain that the hyphen between these words joins them together.
Fun Compound Video to do with you child.
Break it Up Compound Words Online Game
Have your child try to find the compound words in A Pair of Red Clogs. They are listed below. Another suggestion would be to make a game with index cards, or better yet, if you can add these words to pictures of clogs to make a pair and match up each half of the compound word. You could also write the words whole of the index cards and have your child cut them apart and then put them back together.
Cl blend words
Clogs is a cl blend word. Ask your child is they can think of any other words that start with the cl sound?
Cl blend matching cards (scroll down to blend sorts and click on the cl blend, it even is clog as one of the words)
og word family
og word family worksheet packet from Little Book Lane (advanced)
School Sparks Word Family Sliders (scroll down and click on the og family worksheet)
Field Trip Idea
Japanese Steak House
Grocery Store and head to the area that has Japanese food items
What We Did
(I pencil drew this cover myself.)
(We have tornadoes in our state, so we read a book about them and make a mini-book about the different types.)
(We used pipe cleaners to make our “action figure.”)
(We learned about magma and lava.)
(We wrote a Haiku poem.)
(We learned about Japan, weather and the seasons.)