BLAST Early Learning
Lost and Found
by Karen Beaumont; illustrated by David Catrow
Tommy looks everywhere in the house for his lost toy truck.
by Mo Willems
After Trixie and daddy leave the laundromat, something very important turns up missing.
Open-ended Questions for Where's My T-R-U-C-K? :
• Where do you think his red truck is?
• How would you feel if you lost your favorite toy?
Five Little Ducks
Five little ducks went out to play
Over the hills and far away
Mother Duck said, “Quack, quack, quack, quack,”
And 4 little ducks came waddling back
Four little ducks...
Three little ducks...
Two little ducks...
One little duck...
No little ducks went out to play
Over the hills and far away
Daddy Duck said, “QUACK, QUACK, QUACK, QUACK!”
And all five ducks came scurrying back
Going Over the Sea
When I was one, I swallowed a bun going over the sea.
I jumped aboard a sailor’s ship and the sailor said to me.
Going over, going under, stand at attention like a soldier with a one, two, three.
2. When I was two, I tied my shoe...
3. When I was three, I climbed a tree...
4. When I was four, I shut the door...
5. When I was five, I danced the jive...
trunk: n. a large wooden box used to pack things
“I search my brother’s pile of junk.
I look in Grandma’s smelly trunk.”
(taken from Where’s My T-R-U-C-K by Karen Beaumont; illustrated by David Catrow)
Have several items on the table. Count the items together as a class. Now, put them all in a bag. Bring them back out, leaving a few of the items in the bag. Ask the children how many items there are now and how many are missing.
Take one of the students out of the room and hide a stuffed animal somewhere in the room. Instruct the rest of the children not to tell the “seeker” where it is. They can clap quietly when the “seeker” is far away from the animal, and as they get closer, clap more loudly.
Put pictures of mother animals and their baby animals up on a felt board with the mothers on one side and the babies on the other side. (Make sure that they are not lined up together.) Then, tell the children that these mother animals lost their babies. Have them help the mothers find their babies by matching them up on the felt board. Be sure to say the names of the baby animals as you make the matches.
Come Along, Daisy!
by Jane Simmons
Daisy the duckling becomes so engrossed in playing with dragonflies and lily pads that she temporarily loses her mother.
written by Martin Waddell; illustrated by Patrick Benson
Three owl babies whose mother has gone out in the night try to stay calm while she is gone.
Five Little Monkeys Play Hide-and-Seek
by Eileen Christelow
The five little monkeys try to avoid going to bed by playing hide and seek with the babysitter.
Where Is the Green Sheep?
Mem Fox and Judy Horacek
A story about many different sheep, and one that seems to be missing.