This week had a lot of great activities. However, my absolute favorite was probably the baby washing station. Almost all of the kids did it, and they were VERY into it. The station included washing, drying, diapering - as well as using products on babies, and then dressing. I wanted to share some pictures of that because it was just so darn fun.
Our sensory table was loaded up with fall items such as leaves, acorns, pinecones, and probably some bugs that hitchhiked in (shown here)! We added various fall items to search out and sort amongst the natural fall items also like plastic spiders and shiny bright plastic leaves. Take a look at some of the highlights from Fall week...
The Great Leaf on a Plate Relay Challenge! This was fun and entertaining! (Above)
(Below) Leaf printing involved painting leaves on the veiny side, and then laying them on paper, covering with wax paper, and rolling over them to create a print.
Discovering items in the sensory table, as mentioned above, is always a favorite...
One of the language activities involved stamping out fall words. Many were able to identify the letters to use, but actually putting the letters in order to spell the words was much more difficult. also, for a science activity, children got to drip food colors into a dish of milk, dip a Q-tip into some dish soap, and then carefully place the soapy Q-tip into the center of a color blot in the milk and watch the reaction caused by the soap against the fat molecules in the milk! Pretty cool!
A group of preschoolers decided to work as a team to build a tower. The kids worked together to build, to destroy, and then to clean!
Alia Laack is a high school Family and Consumer Sciences teacher who runs the Early Childhood Education program at Century High School, including the Little Jags Preschool.