SHORT-CHANGED (Episode 125b)
When family friend Skyscraper Jackson comes to visit, Emily worries
that Clifford prefers the attentions of a super-tall basketball player
to the attentions of a short little girl. But Emily soon learns that love
comes in all sizes.
Big Idea: Believe in Yourself
Activities that involve measuring and weighing will increase the child's
skills in the area of
- science and discovery skills
Short, Small, Big or Tall
With a Group:
Create a graph of children's height or weight. Have children draw and
cut out likenesses of themselves for the graph. If you plan to spend
a few weeks on graphs, laminate the drawings so that you can use the
same for each graph. Measuring or weighing each child can be a full
day's math fun.
1 cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
thawed strawberries or strawberry preserves
Beat egg, milk, and oil with fork until blended. Mix dry ingredients
together. Add to egg mixture and stir until blended. Batter will be
lumpy. Spoon into 12 lined muffin cups. Fill 1/3 full. Place a strawberry
into each cup and then top with more batter to fill the cup 2/3 full.
Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
Tall is Tall?
Build a skyline with tall, narrow boxes. Boxes for window blinds, which
are often found at home supply stores, are just the right size! Give
the boxes an initial coat of tempera paint (gray or tan) to cover the
product packaging. Fold the flaps on one end outward in order to mount
the skyscrapers on a sturdy base. Have the child paint a mix of black
squares (for offices with the lights out) and outlines of windows. Together,
brainstorm what type of offices would be inside. Use ballpoint pens
to draw office scenes inside the outlined windows.