Saturday, September 3, 2011

Marshmallow Toes!

After seeing the marshmallow toes activity at Kreative in Kinder, and falling in love with the idea, I modified the activity a bit to fit into my plans for the first week of school. I can't wait to try it out because hallway behavior is usually where I struggle the most with my kinders. Marshmallow toes seems like a fun and motivating way to get them to be quiet in the halls--who wouldn't love earning a marshmallow?! I added a little counting to the activity; students will glue 10 marshmallows on the toes (a big marshmallow for each big toe and mini mallows for the smaller ones) instead of just 5, and it will be one of our first gluing activities too. Plus, I made an additional 5 senses worksheet to use with marshmallows since that's our first unit in science. Don't forget to use Dr. Jean's 5 senses song to introduce/review them! The kids LOVE it! :) Here's a cute/cheesey video of the song...

If you use these activities, leave me a message, and let me know how they go! :)



Love the poem for marshmallow toes, we use the phrase "walking with marshmallow feet" with our school wide PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Support) plan for walking in the hallway. My 4K's will be going through their PBIS stations on Tuesday, so we may have to use your activity for a follow up. Thanks.