There are so many different ways to explore a color but when you have a fruit that has the color and the color word all built into one, like an orange, it's only natural to explore oranges all around the classroom... The children explored "orange juice" water play which was made up of water, clear water beads, orange liquid water color, and a few orange slices... We also added empty orange juice containers and juice [...]
We had two different kinds of pie on our agenda but to start off our pie making experiences, we read the book "I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie."
This week our Discover and Explore team has chosen to share with you simple activities you can do to promote and talk about dinosaurs and fossils. As part of our dinosaur adventures, my students found this very interesting dinosaur nest sitting on the table in our outdoor classroom filled with dinosaur eggs.
My preschoolers enjoyed spending time exploring pumpkin seeds and playing with pumpkin seed play dough!
As part of our fun with apples, I thought it would be a good time to set out our homemade red play dough and invite the children to practice their skill of rolling the play dough to make apples for our apple tree...
Today our Explore and Discover theme is the forest and soon, my preschool class will be exploring our forest but for this post, I am sharing a simple idea my grandson and I came up with to explore our woods and to give grandma something to decorate the table.
Adding props to playdough is just one more way to invite new interest in the playdough experience. Come and see a few of our props that we add to our playdough throughout the school year!
Reading the wonderfully illustrated book "Gingerbread Friends" by Jan Brett and making the best smelling gingerbread playdough ever!
Making spiders with our new DIY googly eyes for play dough!
Exploring pumpkins through all kinds of play in our outdoor classroom!