Volume 25

May 24, 2021

Teacher Juliet, Teacher Genet, Teacher Mahi, Teacher Meskerem          

May 24 – 28, 2021 Spring Newsletter

King County Rental Assistant Program

Movement / Play

Toddler’s Corner By: By: SensoryLifestyle

Zipper and Buckles Play

Skills Developed

Fine motor skills

Eye hand coordination

Targeted Senses

Tactile (touch)

Vision (Sight)

Proprioceptive (body position)

How to Play

Provide opportunities for your toddler to close and open zippers and buckles.

Zippers: Use suitcases, bags or cushion covers with zippers. Show your toddler how to grasp and pull the zipper. You can even hide surprises in the suitcases or bags for that extra excitement.

Buckles: It may be too hard to open the buckles at this age but closing them is just as fun. They can practice this skill using buckles on high chairs, shopping trolleys, strollers or dressing toys and puzzles.


Messy Play: Fun with mashed potatoes

Skills Developed

Fine motor skills

Eye hand coordination

Motor Planning

Targeted Senses

Tactile (touch)

Vision (Sight)

Proprioceptive (body position)

How to Play

Equipment: mashed potatoes, food coloring, variety of containers and utensils.

First, boil your potatoes. Then mash, and add food coloring. I like to divide the potatoes so I can use more than one color. It is also fun watching them mix them up and see how colors change.

When mashing the potatoes, do not worry about doing a perfectly smooth mash. A few lumps are good for the extra sensation.

You can get creative with what you can do here. Some examples include:

-Explore with hands

-Explore with feet

-Manipulate the potatoes with a variety of objects or utensils

-Move between containers

-Find hidden objects

-You can create large balls/towers/shapes and they can squish and destroy them

Language / Literacy

60 minutes

Short Vowel Aa

Book 5 Ham and Jam

 Help the child sound out these new words before reading this book.

Al        fat       ham      jam       cat

Sight Words: is  





Ask these questions after reading the book:

  1. What made Al so fat?
  2. Where did Al eat first?
  3. What did Al do to become thin again?
  4. Why is Al smiling?



Little Blue Truck Springtime 

Author: Alice Schertle

Illustrator: Jill McElmurry

Math / Science

60 minutes

Let’s count to 100 | Super Simple Song


What Time Is It Mr. Crocodile?

By: Judy Sierra

Mr. Crocodile is planning his day every day.





Paper Plate                      Hole punch             Ruler  Paste

Safety Scissors              Pencil                    Metal Paper Fasteners

2 pieces of different colored construction paper

2 different colored Markers


  1. Write numbers 1 – 12 in alternate color in a paper and cut.
  2. Cut out the hands of the clock and set them up on the plate to make sure they would fit.
  3. Poke a hole in the middle of the plate and attached the hand of the clock using the metal paper fastener.
  4. Glue the numbers down in the paper to create a clock.



-The dark figure cast upon a surface by a body intercepting the rays from a source of light.

– A shaded or darker portion of a picture

– A reflected image

– Meriam Webster –



  1. Create a clock by writing the numbers 1 – 12 at the back of the paper plate.
  2. Make a hole in the middle and insert a pencil.
  3. Place the sundial clock on a sunny place.
  4. Rotate the sundial clock to synchronize it with the current time.
  5. Let the kids observe the time every hour and compare it to your wall clock inside the house.

Art / Writing

60 minutes

“In the Tall, Tall Grass” Spring Writing and Art Activity

In the Tall, Tall Grass

By: Denise Fleming


  1. Collect all the materials (crayons, pencil, and glue, and scissor, white and green paper).
  2. Fold the green paper in a ¼ size as shown in the picture.

  1. Ask your child to draw the insects or animals they heard in the story.

     Caterpillars, bird, bees, ants, snakes, moles, beetles, frogs, fireflies

  1. After your child draw the insects or animals in the paper, let your child copy the following words for writing practice.

  1. Ask your child to cut the straight line into the green paper up to the folded line.
  2. After cutting the green paper into the straight line, glue the green paper into the white paper.

Problem Solving

60 minutes

Paper Towel Roll Number Maze


A cardboard box or plastic tray with an outer edge on all 4 sides

Paper towel tubes or toilet paper tubes

Marker and Tape

A ball or object that rolls easily





  1. Cut the sides of your cardboard box to the desired height if necessary.
  2. Cut tubes into smaller sections. You will need 9 total.
  3. Write numbers 1-9 on the tubes. Tip: underline 6 and 9.
  4. Arrange the numbered tube sections in a random order and position and tape them to the base of the cardboard box.
  5. Roll the ball through the maze to make sure it fits between spaces.

Help your child create a Paper Towel Roll Number Maze. Gluing the rolls needs adult supervision.

Challenge your child to play ball maze following the correct number order.

Social Emotional

6 minutes

Color Your World with Kindness

By: BetterWorldians Foundation

A simple act of KINDNESS will bring color to others!

After watching, the short film ask your child how to be kind to others.

Ask your child an example of act of kindness to other people.


Kindness is the language the deaf can hear and the blind can see. — Mark Twain

Movement / Play

60 minutes

Candle and Flower Breathing

I am A Little Sunflower | Action Song

Waltz of the Flowers | Br. Joy Galliford

Waltz of the Flower | Percussion

Let your kid use the scarf as a flower and move along with the music.