Hey friends welcome back!!!! I sure hope y’all are enjoying your summer as much as we are. I am loving our more laid-back summer schedule but we still are able to fit in some of our experience early learning (formally mother goose time curriculum) into our day. Our preschool curriculum has put together an amazing summertime curriculum called “treasure island.”

Today I would like to share our Volcano day with you.

Volcanoes Waiting

• set out 6 cups (volcano)

• Recite the rhyme and follow the suggested movements

• Subtract one each time by taking a cup away.

Six volcanoes, waiting to blow.

(Crunch low and bounce knees)

The Smoke comes out,

(Crawl fingers from toes to head)

And one EXPLODES!!

(Jump feet apart and reach arms up and out)

This Activity builds cooperation skills by inviting children to participate in a rhyme and following specific movements.

We also discussed what volcanoes were and I showed a few pictures, next I set out a few blocks and encourage the children to build a volcano….. the babies really had a good time knocking it down. Lol

Today in our creative corner we made LAVA art with our preschool curriculum.


Supplies from EEL : Tile display, inspiration photo, black sand, paper

Your Supplies: Paint (red, and yellow), shaving cream, glue, containers , charcoal or black rocks.

Set up

• Mix both Colors of paint with shaving cream and glue. place the mixtures in containers. Set out the inspiration photo and any additional materials.


• What does the lava look like?

• How do you think it feels?

• Will you finger paint or use a rock as a painting to?

• Do you want to sprinkle sand on top of your design?

This next activity was so much fun and I even have a video to share with you!!

This activity was a lot of fun but I would definitely do it outside.

Exploding Volcano


•1 tablespoon baking soda

•4 tablespoons vinegar

•safety goggles or sunglasses

•clear Ziploc bag

•Toilet paper

•paint (optional)

Discuss and explore

• ask what can cause an explosion?

• Invite children to put on safety goggles and ask what do you think we will do with the supplies?

Play together ( how to make Experiment)

• Pour the vinegar into the Ziploc bag.

• Put the baking soda in a piece of toilet paper and wrap to make a pouch.

• Place the pouch into the bag of vinegar and Seal quickly. If desired try the experiment again but this tine try shaking the bag.

• Give each child and observation paper and Crayons then invite them to draw their observations .

We had such a great time The kids even decided to drop a little bit of red paint into the bag to have red foaming volcano bags!!!

I hope you all had a great week and we will see you again soon. Thanks for stopping by.

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. #preschool #EELblogger Experience Early Learning | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

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