Rainy Day Activity!
- Paper bowl
- Green paint
- Paint brush
- Googley eyes
This blog has been designed as a forum to keep parents posted on what we are doing in class, what kids are saying, and anything else of interest that pops up! This year, our fabulous Junior teachers, Ashley and Bethany, are updating the blog weekly.
This week as we continued to learn about habitats, we did many fun activities! We made a variety of "camouflaged" animals by painting glue onto paper and then attaching strips of fun colored paper. We then cut it out into the shape of the animal and then each preschooler got to choose a location in our classroom to "hide" their animal. We did an activity where all preschoolers were placed into one of 4 groups. Each group had a bin and worked together to create a comfy nest. Each preschooler got to lay in all 4 of the nests so that they could vote on which one they thought was the comfiest! Preschoolers signed their name on the poster paper with the color of nest they voted for. The preschoolers have also had a ton of fun playing and building with cardboard boxes in the hallway! We have had some amazingly creative construction going on, and will continue to play with these throughout this next week as well.
This week we did many fun table activities! We did a gross motor yoga activity where we did animal inspired poses! At the art table we made a desert habitat out of egg cartons, paint, and animal and plant cut outs. We used our hands to tear out desert sunset colors to create a cactus silhouette picture. We painted chameleons to match the colors and patterns of their habitats like they would to camouflage in the wild. We also constructed a penguin and paint stamped it's arctic habitat background. At the science table we learned about the idea of oil and water not mixing. It was demonstrated through penguin oil pastel pictures which we sprayed and then watched water roll off. There was a variety of pictures of different animals habitats and pictures of animals that the preschoolers had to match to the correct habitat. We also played with penguin dominoes! At the language table we fished for alphabet fish like polar bears do in the arctic! What a fun way to look for letters!
Rainy Day Activity!
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.