Get ready to embark on a zesty, educational adventure that combines the irresistible charm of Froggy's Lemonade Stand by Jonathan London with our captivating Lemonade themed sensory kit! In this blog post, we'll unveil a world of interactive play and learning opportunities that will leave your little ones buzzing with excitement. From scented play dough and fake lemons to creative STEM activities and fine motor skill development, this dynamic duo is the perfect recipe for endless hours of fun-filled exploration. So, grab a glass of lemonade and join us as we dive into the delightful world of learning through play!
- The Froggy books series is full of onomatopoeias - words that sound similar to the sounds they reference, e.g. zip, zoop, zut! Engage your child in locating all of the sound words in the book.
- As you read through the book, ask your child to sequence the events of creating and operating a lemonade stand. What would you do first? Next?
- Engage your child in conversation around what Froggy wants to use his money for and for what your child would like to save money.
- After reading the story, ask your child to retell the plot in their own words and discuss their favorite parts of the story.
- After reading the story, ask your child what they would do if they were in Froggy's situation.
- Ask your child to describe the different emotions Froggy and his friends experience throughout the story. How does he feel when he can't find any customers? How does he feel when he finally makes a sale?
- Use the different sensory dough colors and scents to create new flavors.
- The ice cubes, lemons, lemon wedges, and pompoms can be picked up with the tongs for great fine motor development practice.
- Match the money - sort the coins and dollars included in the kit. Investigate their design and how much each represents.
- What’s the amount?- use the play money as an opportunity to add and subtract number amounts.
- Create patterns with your child. Start with simple patterns and gradually make them more complex.
- Create letters by rolling the dough. Then, smash the dough down.
- Use paper to write out a menu for the lemonade stand. Help your child add prices to the menu and use this as an opportunity to incorporate math by subtracting the cost from the money given.
I hope you are inspired to embark on a lemonade-themed learning journey with your little ones. The Lemonade sensory kit and Froggy's Lemonade Stand book offer a wonderful opportunity to engage their senses, ignite their creativity, and foster a love for learning through play. So grab your Lemonade Kit, set up a lemonade stand in your living room or backyard, and watch as your child's imagination takes flight.
Now it's your turn! We'd love to hear about your experiences with the Lemonade sensory kit and the adventures you and your little ones have had. Share your photos, stories, and favorite activities with us on social media using the hashtag #BroccoliBoxes and tag us on social media @broccoliboxes. Let's inspire and connect with one another as we create joyous and educational moments for our children.
Don't miss out on the opportunity to make learning a zesty and engaging experience. Order your Lemonade sensory kit today and dive into a world of imagination, exploration, and educational play. Cheers to summer and the adventures that lie ahead!
Remember, the best way to nurture a child's growth is through joyful learning experiences, and our Lemonade sensory kit paired with Froggy's Lemonade Stand is the perfect recipe for fun-filled educational playtime. Embrace the magic of lemons and let the learning journey begin!
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