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.

Clifford's Big Idea: Believe in YourselfClifford's Big Idea: Believe in Yourself

Objective:
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 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.

Love MuffinsLove Muffins

1 egg
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.

How Tall is Tall?How 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.


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