Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Tot Trays: Goodnight Moon

In the great green room there was a telephone and a red balloon, and a picture of the cow jumping over the moon.  We are gearing up to start our Goodnight Moon unit.  All printables for this can be found at 2 Teaching Mommies (Space unit), Homeschool Creations, and Homeschool Share .  There are lots of GREAT space ideas out there in blog land so it was hard to narrow it down.  I decided to do more of a focus on Goodnight Moon and then throw in a couple books on space, and the fun Hey Diddle, Diddle rhyme.
The boys enjoyed the clothesline so much during our laundry theme I thought I would continue it with this theme only using mittens and socks (Goodnight kittens, goodnight mittens.  Goodnight clocks, goodnight socks).
Counting moon craters number cards.
Counting the stars in the sky (Goodnight stars, goodnight air....goodnight noises everywhere.)
Letter Mm sort.  Things that start with Mm and things that don't start with Mm.  This picture reminds me that I haven't posted on my letter box that I was finally able to put together!  I'll have to do that soon. :)
How many spots on the cow (you know, the one that jumped over the moon).  This is from the 2 Teaching Mommies farm unit.
This is a fun little activity that I threw together. I typed out a bunch of phrases (on the moon, beside the moon, over, below etc.).  I will read the phrase and the boys will move the cow to where it is supposed to be. The activity was inspired by a post that I saw at Train Up a Child , but I think the post has been removed.  Hers was inspired by the book Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss.
Finding words in the Hey Diddle, Diddle rhyme.
Roll and Graph.  We haven't done one of these in a while.  Asa really enjoys them so I think he will be pleased to see it.  He calls it 'A race to the top.'  He even picks out who he thinks should win....because of this the results are a little skewed....I wouldn't place any bets. :)
Happy blogging!

Linking up to 1+1+1=1 and Montessori Monday


  1. Great unit! Very fun.
    Sara (Five Hazelnuts)

  2. I LOVE Goodnight Moon ... what a fun idea for a unit study! Your activity trays are so creative! Thanks for linking up with Montessori Monday. I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page and pinned your post to my Literature-Based Activities Pinterest board at

  3. Love these ideas! I'm almost done with school and will keep these for the future.

  4. I had fun revisiting your post! I featured your post and How Many Spots? photo in my Montessori-Inspired Ideas for Enjoying Books with Your Child or Students post at

  5. I'm back again! I featured your post and Hey Diddle, Diddle rhyme tray photo in my Goodnight Moon Resources and Activities post at

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