Standard: Science: Physical Science
Specific skill focused on: Gravity/Balls
Song: “Shake My Sillies Out” (Raffi, Singable Songs for the Very Young)
Book: What Is Gravity? by Lisa Trumbauer
Activities: Experiment with balls and gravity – throw ball in the air, roll ball on slide – discuss what happens
Book: The Great Fuzz Frenzy by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel
Song: “My Ups and Downs” (Jim Gill, Jim Gill Sings Do Re Mi on His Toe Leg Knee)
Book: Watch Me Throw the Ball by Mo Willems
Song: “Roll the Ball” (Carole Peterson, Sticky Bubble Gum)
Book: On the Ball by J. Brian Pinkney
Song: “The Freeze” (Greg & Steve, Kids in Motion)
We made this a group activity by placing a ball in the middle of a parachute then shaking the parachute along with the music.
Activity: Sports Ball Mobile
If you’re participating in the Collaborative Summer Library Program, the idea for this activity came from page 187 of the manual. I used our die cut templates to cut out a spiral and a variety of sports balls to hang from the mobile.