Sunday, July 1, 2012

Pablo el Pulpo

We didn't get to do our octopus (remember the counting octopus?) lesson in Spanish for Preschoolers last week since Chiquita was sick but I thought I'd share some of our activities we had planned anyway. 

First we were going to introduce Pablo el Pulpo and practice counting his legs a few times.  Here's Chiquita and I counting.  You might notice she only counts with me through five... that's as far as she's gotten so far, but not bad for not yet 2.  Sometimes she likes to just "count" random numbers, "nueve, cinco, dos, tres, cuatro, diez"...
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Our song "Pablo el Pulpo" goes to the tune of "Alice the Camel" and is basically translated from No Time For Flash Cards' Octopus song.
It goes:
Pablo el pulpo tiene ocho brazos.
Pablo el pulpo tiene ocho brazos.
Pablo el pulpo tiene ocho brazos.
Nada Pulpo Pablo!

Then I hide one of the legs and we count them again, uno hasta siete, and sing:
Pablo el pulpo tiene siete brazos.
Pablo el pulpo tiene siete brazos.
Pablo el pulpo tiene siete brazos.
Nada Pulpo Pablo!

Then we hide another and repeat until Pablo has no more legs and the last verse goes:
 Pablo el pulpo tiene ningun brazo.
Pablo el pulpo tiene ningun brazo.
Pablo el pulpo tiene ningun brazo.
Pablo es un pez!

We were also planning on making paper bag pulpos (octopi) from the same post with No Time for Flashcards.   Chiquita and I made one a while back after a trip to our local aquarium.  It's still hanging on her wall and she points out her "ocpus" to me every once in a while during our story time.

We used finger paints (washable of course) when Chiquita made it but for the playgroup I was thinking we'd just decorate with crayons and stickers.  We only have a half hour and paint clean up can take a while.

Hopefully we'll "reschedule" this lesson for the fall!




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  1. Thanks for sharing this on Hey Mom, Look What I Did at Adventures In Mommy Land...hope to see you again soon :)

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