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Week 3 Story time

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Mrs. Ashley shares a adorable story, Bertie at Bedtime By Marcus Pfister, with permission from NorthSouth books.

Mrs. Ashley shared a few other book ideas written by Marcus Pfister to snuggle up and read with your kiddos. For more information check out https://northsouth.com/

Bertie at Bedtime
Ava’s Poppy
The Rainbow Fish
Who Stole The Hazelnuts

Week 3 Centers

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Miss Felicia shares some great center ideas with a whimsical Dr. Seuss theme. Center activities are a great way to engage with kiddos and explore literacy, math, and science concepts. They can also allow for great sensory experiences. Follow us on Pinterest for more ideas.

https://www.pinterest.com/funvanbyfirstthingsfirst/

Week 3 Resource: Census

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In this video Miss Georgia shares important resources regarding the Census. Check out this link or call the number below to complete the Census. Please reach out to us with any questions.

http;//azcensus2020.gov/es

Call:1-844-330-2020 to respond by phone.

Week 2 Raising a Reader Lesson: Why are Books Important?

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Hi Fun Van families!

Take some time to watch this Raising a Reader lesson, as Miss Kat and Miss A.J. talk about the importance of reading with our children. We are still a little new to these video lessons so please forgive the sideways video, and be sure to share your thoughts below.

Week 2 Center: Play-dough

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Watch this great video as Miss Felicia shares some of the benefits of play-dough. We have two recipes below, try them out and let us know in the comments what your children like to do most with play-dough.

Play-Dough Recipes:

Kool aid Play dough

Ingredients:
1 cup flour
1/4 cup salt
2 tablespoons cream of tartar
1 packet unsweetened Kool aid
1 cup water
1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Directions:
1) Combine 1 cup flour, 1/4 cup salt, 2 tablespoon cream of tartar, 1 packet Kool aid and 1 cup water.
2) Turn on medium heat and stir in 1 tablespoon Vegetable Oil and keep stirring for 3 to 5 minutes until the mixture forms into a ball. The mixture will darken in color.
3) Remove from heat and knead for a minute or two.
4) Store in an air tight container or Ziploc bag.

No Cream of Tartar Play dough

1 cup of flour
1/4 cup of salt
3/4 cup of water
3 tablespoons of lemon juice
1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
Food coloring
Any seasonings or scents you would like
Directions:
1. Add the water, oil and lemon juice to a medium non-stick pot and heat on medium heat on the stove (maybe even slightly lower heat depending on your stove).
2. Add food coloring, liquid scents or Kool-Aid to the water mixture.
3. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt and any dry seasonings you are using.
4. After the water is hot, but not boiling, slowly add the dry ingredients to the pot and while mixing to combine. I use a wooden or plastic cooking spoon.
5. Continuously stir until the ingredients combine, dry out and begin to form a ball. If there are parts that seem a bit sticky still, just flatten the dough out and put the sticky side down on the bottom of the pot very briefly. Flip back and forth frequently until it doesn’t seem sticky anymore. However, don’t cook it too long. It is better to be a bit undercooked as it will firm up as it cools down.
6. Place on a sheet of wax paper until it cools down a bit. Then knead the dough for a minute or two to bring it all together.

Week 2 Rainbow Craft Activity

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Grab your craft supplies and make a rainbow with us!

Watch as we make a rainbow using colored yarn, glue, cotton balls, and paper with Miss Amber. Feel free to try out some different materials to make your own unique take on a rainbow.

Week 2 Resource: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

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Welcome Fun Van Families!

We hope to stay connected with you during this time of social distancing. You can still participate in Fun Van even though we’re not able to meet in person right now. Check out our mini video lessons and feel free to leave comments and answer questions!

Watch our first video a great resource from Week 2 of our classes with Miss A.J.!