First 5 Friday - Heading to Preschool!

Happy First 5 Friday! Here is a great way to start off your weekend as you READ, TALK and PLAY with your little ones!


READ: Are you ready for the weekend? Start off your weekend as you read "Preschool, Here I Come!" by D.J. Steinberg with your little ones! Do you have a child who started preschool in Fayette County this week? Enjoy this book as you talk to them about their first days of school.

TALK: Take this time to talk to your little one about what they think school will be like and about what they think about "Preschool, Here I Come!" by D.J. Steinberg.


Suggested questions to get the conversation started for all ages:

  • Are you ready for school or for your older siblings and friends to start school?

  • What do you do to have fun?

Suggested conversation questions about "Preschool, Here I Come!" by D.J. Steinberg for children ages 0-3:

  • What do you like to draw and play?

  • What are your favorite colors to mix?

Suggested conversation questions about "Preschool, Here I Come!" by D.J. Steinberg for children ages 4-5:

  • What words did you hear in "Preschool, Here I Come!" by D.J. Steinberg that rhyme?

  • What do you like to share with your siblings or friends?

PLAY: Grab your pencil! Create one of the most important school supplies as you create your own paper-pencil!


Paper-Pencil:


Materials Needed:

  • 1 Sheet of Yellow, Black, Pink, White and Brown Construction Paper

  • Aluminum Foil

  • Child Safe Scissors

  • Glue

  • Pencil For Reference

How to Make Your Own Paper-Pencil:

  1. Cut out a large rectangle using the yellow construction paper.

  2. Cut out a small rectangle using the pink construction paper, making sure the width of the pink and yellow rectangles are the same.

  3. Cut out a small rectangle, about 2 inches in height using the aluminum foil, making sure the width of the aluminum foil, pink and yellow rectangles are the same.

  4. Cut a large triangle out of the brown construction paper, making sure the base of the triangle is the same width as the rectangles.

  5. Cut a small triangle out of the black construction paper.

  6. Glue your yellow rectangle to the white construction paper, leaving space at the top and bottom of the paper.

  7. Glue your brown triangle to one end of the yellow rectangle.

  8. Glue your black triangle into the tip of the brown triangle.

  9. Glue the aluminum foil to the other end of the yellow rectangle.

  10. Glue the pink rectangle above the aluminum foil.

  11. Show off your paper-pencil to all of your new friends!

Please share pictures of the special memories you make with your little one on Facebook and Instagram at @First5Lex!

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