This weeks theme was pumpkins! As we prepare for our field trip to Plumper Pumpkin Patch next week we learned many new things about pumpkins and patches! We also learned about position words and how to use them! Take a look at what a great week we had!
During our group activities this week we used cups and pumpkins to learn about different positions words! We also played a fun group game with beans bags on top of a parachute, and the preschoolers went under it! We practiced our different emotions by drawing faces on pumpkins. In the hallway, we played a game on an obstacle course! The preschoolers first rolled the dice, and the number it landed on was the number of bean bags they had to balance on their plate while navigating the obstacle course!
At this weeks table activities we used pumpkins to create many fun crafts! At our art table we did more crazy hair art by blowing dye out of straws. The preschoolers also decorated pumpkins with materials such as puzzle pieces and yarn. Everyone designed their own pumpkin patches using balloons to stamp and orange and green paint. We smooshed paint under saran wrap onto pumpkins and made fizzy pumpkins at our science table. At our language table we used pumpkins to trace the letters of the alphabet.
During our other centers this week we built with Legos and blocks, played board games, and played in the house! These centers are always busy!
In the months of September and October we have five friends with birthdays! Happy birthday to Connor, Talia, Ella, Noah, and Emmalynn!
For this activity all you need is pumpkins, paint, and paint brushes! Painting pumpkins is a great way to let your preschoolers have a lot of freedom and be very creative!
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.