BFIAR: Goodnight Moon

I just finished our first week of “Rowing”.  Conner and I did Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown.  It was a really fun week!  We started by reading the book.  We talked about the different colors in the book and pointed them out.  We then colored a page of balloons all the colors we found in the story.

I am also leading a preschool group in the BFIAR activities at our church every-other Thursday.  We had our first “class” where we hung red felt mittens (that I had cut out before hand) with clothes pins on a drying rack just like the picture in the book.  The kids had a blast taking turns hanging their mittens.  We then talked about the phases of the moon.  I had made moon wheels and I handed them out to the kids and we talked about how the moon looks different sometimes, but it still is the moon.

We then moved into the craft room and made moon & star mobiles to hang in the kids bedrooms.  Conner’s turned out great!

We then had snack time!  I had cut out circles in swiss cheese and then placed them on Ritz crackers.  I then made “mush” using cornmeal a little bit of salt and some water.  (I found a microwave recipe that was perfect!)  The kids had fun trying the mush.  A lot of them liked it!

We ended the day playing on the playground.  Each child was able to leave with a red balloon!

At home we talked about what a circle was.  We Identified 8 different items that were circles and pasted them into a circle.  It was fun!


We then talked about Rhyming words and the poem “Hey Diddle Diddle”.  We created a book and read it through a bunch of times.

Another Activity we did was remembering what we said “Goodnight” to in the book.  We created two pockets one for things we said “Goodnight” to and the other for the rest of the pictures.  I had Conner tell me if we said “Goodnight” to the item in the picture and place them in the correct pocket.  He did ok. (3 wrong)

Overall we had a great time with Goodnight Moon!  I’m excited to see him rembering things from the book and singing our Bible Verse all week long:  Psalm 136:3, 7-9

“O give thanks to the Lord…that made great lights…sun…by day…moon and stars….by night.”

(Tune of: If your happy and you know it.)

Next week: The Runaway Bunny!


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