A duck, a goose, and an egg

In circle time we read this super cute book called “Duck and Goose” by Tad Hills. In this book, the two ducks find an egg and go through great lengths to claim the egg as their very own…

This book was new to my students and we were quite a ways into the book before some of the children started to realize that perhaps this wasn’t an egg after all….

This was a fun book to kick off a morning full of rubber ducky play and exploration…

In art, the children made rubber ducky prints on a large white egg-shaped paper…

This was a very simple activity for my class but the children in my class really love my collection of rubber ducks so painting with them was a new way to have fun and it went along nicely with our duck book…

Some of the children painted with only one color. I think it was because they were more interested in playing with the ducks then making any sort of colorful egg shape – and besides, my white paper eggs didn’t turn out all that egg-shaped. However, I did have some children decide they wanted to try out all the colors of paint…

In addition to painting with the rubber ducks, the children played with rubber ducks and plastic eggs in the water tub…

I also added wooden chopsticks to their waterplay…

I often add the chopsticks to the water tubs to add a little fine motor skill development in the process of their play..

There were children playing in the  water tub all throughout the morning. Many would leave to go and do something else for a bit but often return to play in the water tubs again…

We had lots of plastic egg play going on throughout the classroom as well and tomorrow, I will share more on how we explored our plastic eggs…

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Rubber Ducks on Amazon


By | March 29th, 2012|Categories: Children's Books, Sensory Play|Tags: , , , , , |8 Comments

Rubber ducky stamping in preschool

I love digging through the activity boxes that our curriculum coordinator puts together and today she had this fun little rubber ducky box…

In the box there were rubber ducks and stamp pads of various sizes and colors…

I thought I would give this a try and see what happens. Rubber duckies are quite fun to print with! They are sqishy, squeaky, and leave egg shaped prints on the paper…

This activity box will be set out along with the other activity boxes next week so perhaps I will get to photo a few kids in action too. In the mean time, I was having fun…

For a different approach to this, one could use different colors of tempera paint instead of the ink stamps. The ink stamps were chosen so the children could try this through out the week as they would like…

Along with the rubber duck activity box, there will be books about ducks available too…

And I noticed these two interesting egg shaped stop and go signs sitting with the rubber ducky baskets. I have no idea what the plan is for them so I will have to be on the look out to find out:)

Here are a few other ducky activities to check out…

Ducky footprints from Moments of Mommyhood

Five Little Ducklings The creative process behind the scenes from Meme Tales

Alexander’s Outing from Irresistible Ideas for Play Based Learning

Felt Duck from From Mama Smiles =)

Books on Amazon…

Rubber Ducks on Amazon


By | April 13th, 2011|Categories: Activity Boxes|Tags: , , |20 Comments