Winter in the woods week 1

Welcome back y’all, this week we started our new theme winter in the woods with Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) preschool curriculum and if you have been with me through our journey you know how much we love our preschool Curriculum .

Week one: Forest Animals

My group of boys really enjoyed learning All things Animals this week. We had so much fun acting, painting, reading, dancing…. all about Forest Animals.

The activity that really got the boy’s attention was “Bear Day” we went outside and sang the song “ we’re going on a bear hunt” and walked towards a huge leave pile. Earlier in the morning I raked some leaves into a huge leaf pile and we used that as our cave. I have to say the Boys loved acting like bears and acting like they were getting ready for hibernation.

Once back inside we made A Bear Den

Materials used:

•paper bowl

•Nature items ( e.g., leaves, sticks, grass)

•Bear photos

( all supply’s came with our Experience Early Learning Curriculum monthly box)

Set up:

• I set out all the materials and showed them a picture of a bear near a den and we talked about how bears live in dens. I then asked how would you make a den if you were a Bear.

We then used the Bear photos and used our imagination to pretend like a bear in our den.

Another animal that we made was an Owl, we made puppets and the kids had a great time saying “Whoo Whoo” and running around acting like little owls.

We have also been working a lot on our fine motor skills and I found some pencil grips off amazon that will help children hold the pencil the correct way. These are great for assisting your child with pencil gripping and writing.

JARLINK Pencil Grips for Kids Handwriting, Aid Grip Trainer Posture Correction Finger Grip for Kids, Adults, Arthritis Designed for Righties or Leftie

We practiced writing in our journals and the kids really enjoyed them.

And that’s it for this week, thanks for stopping by. See y’all again next week with more from winter in the woods.

As an Experience Early Learning Blog Ambassador, we receive the Experience Early Learning Preschool curriculum in exchange for our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. As always, our opinions on amazing stuff for children are 100% our own. Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best judgement when planning activities for your children.

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