First 5 Friday - What makes you see summer?

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: Enjoy spending time with your little one as you READ “I See Summer” by Charles Ghigna. What makes you see summer and know that summertime is here?

TALK: Take this time to TALK to your little one about all things summer and what they saw in “I See Summer” by Charles Ghigna.


Suggested questions to get the conversation started for all ages:

  • What is your favorite part of summer?

  • What makes you see summer?

  • What was your favorite thing to see in the book?

Suggested conversation questions about “I See Summer” by Charles Ghigna for children ages 0-3:

  • Do you like summertime?

  • How do you want to play this summer?

Suggested conversation questions about “I See Summer” by Charles Ghigna for children ages 4-5:

  • What do you see that is different during summer time that you don’t see during other seasons?

  • What rhyming words did you hear in “I See Summer” by Charles Ghigna?


PLAY: Summer time is filled with lots of fun activities and sunshine. Start off your weekend by playing with your little one as they make their own sun!


Materials:

  • 2 paper plates

  • 1 for the sun and 1 to put paint on

  • Paint colors that represent the sun (yellow, orange, red, pink)

  • Yellow and orange construction paper

  • Glue

  • Markers, crayons or colored pencils

  • 2 googly eyes

  • Scissors

  • Paintbrushes (you will need at least one)

How to Make Your Own Sun:

  1. Pour your paint onto the first paper plate.

  2. Paint the second paper plate yellow. If your little one would like, add in some red and orange to make the sun look darker.

  3. Let the painted paper plate dry.

  4. Cut multiple triangles from the construction paper to create the spikes from the sun. You will need enough triangles to cover the entire outside of the paper plate.

  5. Glue the triangles to the paper plate with the flat side attached to the paper plate and the pointed side sticking out. If possible, glue your triangles around ½ an inch from the rim line on the paper plate.

  6. Glue googly eyes on the front side of the paper plate.

  7. Continue to draw a face on the paper plate. If you would like, add red or pink circles for cheeks.

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

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