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BLAST Early Learning
Lost and Found

Books:

Where’s My T-R-U-C-K?       

by Karen Beaumont; illustrated by David Catrow

Tommy looks everywhere in the house for his lost toy truck.

 

Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale

by Mo Willems

After Trixie and daddy leave the laundromat, something very important turns up missing.

 

Open-ended Questions for Where's My T-R-U-C-K? :

Where do you think his red truck is?

How would you feel if you lost your favorite toy?

 
 

Song:

Five Little Ducks

 

Five little ducks went out to play

Over the hills and far away

Mother Duck said, “Quack, quack, quack, quack,”

And 4 little ducks came waddling back

                           

Four little ducks...

Three little ducks...

Two little ducks...

One little duck...

 

No little ducks went out to play

Over the hills and far away

Daddy Duck said, “QUACK, QUACK, QUACK, QUACK!”

And all five ducks came scurrying back


 

Action Song:

Going Over the Sea

When I was one, I swallowed a bun going over the sea.

I jumped aboard a sailor’s ship and the sailor said to me.

Going over, going under, stand at attention like a soldier with a one, two, three.

                           

Additional verses:

2.    When I was two, I tied my shoe...

3.    When I was three, I climbed a tree...

4.    When I was four, I shut the door...

5.    When I was five, I danced the jive...

 

Vocabulary Word:

trunk: n. a large wooden box used to pack things

 

“I search my brother’s pile of junk.

I look in Grandma’s smelly trunk.”

 

(taken from Where’s My T-R-U-C-K by Karen Beaumont; illustrated by David Catrow)


 

Activities:

Math

Have several items on the table. Count the items together as a class. Now, put them all in a bag. Bring them back out, leaving a few of the items in the bag. Ask the children how many items there are now and how many are missing.

 

Game

Take one of the students out of the room and hide a stuffed animal somewhere in the room. Instruct the rest of the children not to tell the “seeker” where it is. They can clap quietly when the “seeker” is far away from the animal, and as they get closer, clap more loudly.

Science

Put pictures of mother animals and their baby animals up on a felt board with the mothers on one side and the babies on the other side. (Make sure that they are not lined up together.) Then, tell the children that these mother animals lost their babies. Have them help the mothers find their babies by matching them up on the felt board. Be sure to say the names of the baby animals as you make the matches.

 

 

Literature:

Come Along, Daisy!
by Jane Simmons

Daisy the duckling becomes so engrossed in playing with dragonflies and lily pads that she temporarily loses her mother.


 

Owl Babies
written by Martin Waddell; illustrated by Patrick Benson

Three owl babies whose mother has gone out in the night try to stay calm while she is gone.

 

Five Little Monkeys Play Hide-and-Seek
by Eileen Christelow

The five little monkeys try to avoid going to bed by playing hide and seek with the babysitter.

 

 
where is the green sheep

Where Is the Green Sheep?
Mem Fox and Judy Horacek
 

A story about many different sheep, and one that seems to be missing.