First 5 Friday - Ready for Kindergarten!

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: Start off your weekend as you read "The Night Before Kindergarten" by Natasha Wing with your little ones! Do you have a child who just started kindergarten at Fayette County Public Schools this week? Enjoy this book as they talk to you about their first week of school!

TALK: Take this time to talk to your little one about starting kindergarten and what they think about "The Night Before Kindergarten" by Natasha Wing.


Suggested questions to get the conversation started for all ages:

  • Are you excited about going to school or starting school one day?

  • What school supplies do you think you will need for daycare, preschool or kindergarten?

  • What is your favorite thing to do during playtime?

Suggested conversation questions about "The Night Before Kindergarten" by Natasha Wing for children ages 0-3:

  • What snacks would you want to pack for daycare or preschool?

  • If your child is still at home, ask: What snack would you like to try later?

  • What do you like to keep with you for an afternoon nap?

Suggested conversation questions about "The Night Before Kindergarten" by Natasha Wing for children ages 4-5:

  • What is your morning routine to get ready for the day?

  • What rhyming words did you hear in “The Night Before Kindergarten” by Natasha Wing?


PLAY: Play with your little one as they make their own glue bottle! Enjoy this fun, school craft while explaining what different school supplies are used for to your child.

Make Your Own Glue Bottle:


Materials Needed:

  • 4 Large Popsicle Sticks

  • 2 Small Popsicle Sticks

  • White and Black Paint (Washable)

  • Glue

  • Paintbrushes

  • Orange and Blue Construction Paper

  • Black Marker

  • Child Safe Scissors

How to Make Your Own Glue Bottle:

  1. Lay the 4 large popsicle sticks side by side.

  2. Glue the 2 small popsicle sticks on top of the large popsicle sticks to resemble a fence.

  3. Wait for the glue to dry.

  4. Flip over the popsicle sticks to the side with just the large popsicle sticks.

  5. Paint the popsicle sticks white.

  6. While you wait for your paint to dry, grab your orange construction paper and your scissors and cut out a funnel shape for the top of the glue.

  7. Take your blue construction paper and scissors and cut out a medium-sized rectangle the width of the popsicle sticks and a skinny rectangle the width of the popsicle sticks.

  8. Glue the skinny rectangle to the flat side of the orange funnel shape

  9. Once your white paint is dry, glue the funnel to the top of the popsicle sticks.

  10. Take your black marker and write “GLUE” on the medium-sized blue rectangle.

  11. Glue the medium-sized blue rectangle between the middle and the bottom of the white glue sticks.

  12. Take the black paint and paintbrush and draw a smiley face between the funnel shape and the medium-sized rectangle.

  13. Enjoy your glue bottle friend!

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

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