Humpty Dumpty Sensory Table with oats, large plastic eggs with faces drawn on (Humpty Dumpty), horses, cardboard brick (wall), and men.
After some general small world play fun, we started playing some simple I-Spy game, searching for specific letters or sounds as we took turns to call them out. Pop searched for letters in her name and then we played a matching game where I wrote the letters onto the table using chalk and she had to race to find them and put the corresponding pebble next to each one.
"To kick off our unit, I partnered kids up and gave them each a poetry book and a sticky note. They had to come up with at least 3 things they noticed about poetry on the sticky note. Of course every group noticed that poetry can rhyme! But I got a lot of additional great answers which were later compiled into the chart" ~My Life as a 3rd Grade Teacher
Jack and the Beanstalk Glue a student picture to a beanstalk that can be created from butcher paper.
Simple Invitation to Create with Googly Eyes & Markers from Buggy and Buddy
A great set of Chinese New Year's Crafts all in one place.