Brightly Beaming Steps to Reading Program
Preparatory Curriculum
Adaptable for Ages 2 - 4
by Katrina Lybbert

Lesson 20

Weekly Theme  (Start Monday, continue with the theme all week)

This week's theme is BALLOONSBalloon Coloring Page 1   Balloon Coloring Page 2

The vocabulary word is helium - a gas that when used to fill a balloon, allows the balloon to float up by itself.

Books to read aloud that support the theme:

Curious George and the Hot Air Balloon by H. A. Rey
Barney's Big Balloon by Mark S. Bernthal
Mouton's Impossible Dream by Anik McGrory
Come Down Now, Flying Cow by Timothy Roland
The Red Balloon by Albert Lamorisse

Poems that support the theme:

by Katrina Lybbert

Balloons of red and yellow and blue,
Some for me and some for you.
See them reach up very high,
Floating with helium near the sky.
Be sure to hold their strings quite tight,
So you won't lose them... what a fright!

Songs that support the theme:

Flying in my Hot Air Balloon
by Katrina Lybbert

(Sung to the Tune of The Mulberry Bush)

Flying in my hot air balloon, hot air balloon, hot air balloon,
Flying in my hot air balloon, watch me fly to the moon.

Floating over the ground below, ground below, ground below,
Floating over the ground below, wave to me and I'll say hello!

Landing in my hot air balloon, hot air balloon, hot air balloon,
Landing in my hot air balloon, time for lunch... now it's noon.

Gross Motor Skills Activity:  (Monday)

Balloon Batting...  Parent and child can hit a balloon back and forth to each other.  Or try to keep hitting the balloon up in the air by yourself.

Fine Motor Skills Activity:  (Friday)

Have your child color in some balloons, drawn on a sheet of paper, then glue strings to each one.

Shape/Color  (Tuesday)

This week you will teach the color orange.

Letter  (Wednesday)

The letter this week is the letter T.

Number  (Thursday)

The number this week is the number 20.

Nursery Rhyme  (Friday)

The nursery rhyme this week is Hot Cross Buns.  Recite often!

Hot Cross Buns,
Hot Cross Buns,
One a penny, two a penny,
Hot Cross Buns.


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