CFCE Activities for the week of November 2

The Central Berkshire Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care

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Look for me on Facebook – Wendy Provencher (Look for the Brain Building Sign)

Tuesday STEAM 10:00 AM (virtual)

My 5 Senses book

SIGHT-Make a Thaumatrope- supplies in your bag – pencil, double sided tape and pictures

Soap Putty Recipe


 Dish Soap


optional: food coloring


Add 1/4 cup cornstarch to a bowl

Mix in 3 Tablespoons Dish Soap

Optional: Add 2-3 drops of food coloring and Mix

Have fun playing with your homemade Soap Putty

See how cool this putty is in action? A little piece goes a long way so if you are using it as soap keep it in a container and just pull a dime size piece out when you need it.

Wash animals and give them a bath. A major bubble bath, but a lot of fun.

The Coolest Soap Putty, This Dish Soap Putty is so much fun, 2 ingredients easy to make sensory play for kids, Homemade Soap that's also putty, Bubble Bath Soap Dough for Kids

Which drumstick makes the best sound?
  • Materials:
  • pencils
  • cardboard strips
  • chenille stems
  • straws

ASK: What can we use as drumsticks for our drum? Which drumsticks will give the best sound?

HYPOTHESIS: The hardest material used for drumsticks will provide the loudest and clearest sound.


  • Provide a variety of materials with relatively similar lengths. Options may include straws, cardboard strips, chenille stems, and pencils.
  • To extend creative art in this activity, color or decorate the cardboard drumsticks with markers or stickers.
  • Tap on a drum (even a homemade drum will work for this experiment!)
materials for drumsticks

Wednesday Circle Time with Miss Wendy 10:00 -11:00 Virtual

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  1. Have students stand.
  2. Sing the chant and follow the movements in the song. When it says “Let’s count it out!” Point to each child clearly as you count.
  3. Feel free to use other movements like “Let’s stamp it out, let’s shake it out, let’s jump it out!” Whatever works for you and your classroom. When you do the movement count as you do it.
  4. When you chant ” There are ___ friends on their feet.” Use the number that you counted
  5. How Many Friends Are Here Today?
  6. How many friends are here today?
  7. How many friends are here to play?
  8. Let’s count it out! Let’s clap it out!
  9. Let’s dance it out!
  10. There are ____ friends on their feet!
  11. Now it’s time to take your seat!

Calendar, weather, alphabet, days of the week

What’s inside feeling box? (in your bag)

5 senses puzzles (in your bags)

Mr. Potato Head 5 senses craft

Thursday Story time 10:00-11:00

Polar Bear, Polar Bear what do you hear?

sound matching

Sound bingo

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Friday – to be determined!

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