Weekly Themes #38 Here Comes the Sun for 3-5 year olds

Don’t you love a warm sunny day!  The sun’s rays feel so good against my wings, like it’s sending me hope and love and kisses.  All life on earth depends upon the sun.  Let’s give thanks for our special star, the sun, and read all about it in a book!

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Books to Read Together 

Here are some books to read together! You can download and save them and keep them forever, to read again and again.

The Sun and the Moon

  • Where does the sunrise?
  • Go outside tonight when it gets dark out, what is the shape of the moon?

The Sunshine Farm

  • Use the questions at the end of the story. 

El Sol y La Luna

  • ¿En donde amanece el sol?
  • Sal afuera de noche, ¿de qué forma es la luna?

La Granja de Sol

  • ¿Qué actividades hacen los niños?
  • ¿ Qué tipo de animales e insectos hay?
  • En pagina 7, ¿Qué le gusta hacer a los niños?
  • En pagina 10, ¿Qué animal viven en la orilla del agua?
  • En pagina 13, ¿Qué es el trabajo de el espantapájaro?
  • Si tuvieras una granja, ¿qué cosas tendrías?

Nainital, una maravilla estación de colinas en la India

  • Try to find all of the items in this activity book. What is a hill station?
  • How many animals do you see?
  • What are they?

Mi Linda Abuela

  • What does the narrator enjoy doing with her grandma? 
  • Do you have a favorite place to go to or a favorite activity you like to do over the summer?

Things to Do Together

  • Talk- What is the sun? Is it on earth or in space? Does it shine at night too? 
  • Write – What are some of your favorite things to do when it’s sunny out? Make a list together of activities you enjoy in the sun. Maybe you like to go swimming, plant a garden, explore nature, play on the playground? 
  • Draw – Shadow drawing: take a piece of paper and some small toys/objects outside. Put the piece of paper on the ground and then put the toys/objects so that their shadow falls on the paper. Draw around the shadow and decorate the object. 
  • If you have a flashlight, go into a dark room together with some objects and practice shining the flashlight around them like the sun. Think about and practice making shadows that are long and/or short. 

Share Together

At the end of the week, reflect on what you read, and what you did.

  • What is one new thing you learned about the sun?
  • What is one way you can enjoy the sunshine with your family this week?

More Ideas To Build Young Readers

Come back each Sunday for new Weekly Themes from BookSpring. Meanwhile, keep reading for more parent tips and recommendations!

  1. Watch this short video to learn more about the sun! O haga clic aquí para ver el video en espanol 
  2. Learn about shifting shadows and sunlight from this PBS Kids video, available in Spanish as well!
  3. Watch the sun move across the horizon as the summer goes on in this cool time-lapse video from our friends at PBS kids!

More Themes

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Weekly Themes #38 Here Comes the Sun for 3-5 year olds
Week 38 Here Comes The Sun Ages 3-5
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Weekly Themes #38 Here Comes the Sun for 3-5 year olds

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