In honor of summer and outdoor play, today we read books about going outside and getting dirty! We started with a beautiful new book called Bringing the Outside In by Mary McKenna Siddals and illustrated by Patrice Barton.
Then we did a flannelboard story about five clean and squeaky pigs who each get dirty and need a bath!
Sing it to “Five Green and Speckled Frogs”
Five pigs so squeaky clean
Cleanest you’ve ever seen
Wanted to go outside and play
One jumped into the mud
Landed with a big thud
Then there were four clean squeaky pigs.
(Source: Mel’s Desk)
We continued on our piggies track by reading Hogwash, written by Karma Wilson and illustrated by Jim McMullan. It’s a fun rhyming read!
I converted another great rhyming book into a flannel story–Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle and Jill McElmurry:
We sang and danced to “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” and then read Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett, a book with many surprising turns!
Our video for today didn’t work out unfortunately. The disc was skipping. But we tried to finish things on a happy note with the song “If You’re Happy and You Know It Clap Your Hands!”
If you’d like more great books on this theme, try these!