Waiting For Babies

Wow what a week it was Investigating baby animals puppies, kittens, and seahorses to name a few. It was so nice to get back to our Experience Early Learning curriculum ( formally mother goose time) after our Christmas break. Some Discovery Activities we experienced this week with our preschool curriculum were •Baby Name •Mama Pig and Piglets Math •Tangram Eggs •S Is For Seahorse •Birthday Banner •Pet Care Patterns

Cat Mask

Starting our week with some imaginary cat play was so much fun. The kids enjoyed decorating their cat mask and then they role-played as kittens pouncing on toys. We even extended our activity and I had the children pounce on the numbers that I called aloud.

Mama Pig & Piglets

We talked about how some animals have babies in their belly. we played a little math game. I set out the mama pig poster and some pre rolled balls of playdough. Next, I asked the Children to roll the dice and then they added that many pieces of playdough onto the belly of the mama pig.

Tracing Rubber Bands

This month we are focusing on the Oval shape. One activity we did this week was rubber band tracing. We used giant rubber band and traced around the inside on black paper and used a white crayon.

The Letter Ss

Our Preschool Curriculum focuses on three letters each month. This week we focused on The letter Ss.

S is for snake… S is for Sun.. S is for sock..

We love using our loose letter parts and Mat that Experience Early Learning supply us with each month.

Each letter also comes with a fun I spy game that the kids really enjoy. There is always a fun spy glass that the kids love. This week we painted the letter S and pictures that begin with the letter S….. each ISpy game is different so make sure to follow along so you can get more fun ideas.

Watercolor Eggs

I set out our Inspiration photo, watercolor paint, white crayons, and a white paper egg shaped paper. I had the children draw designs on their egg with the white crayon and then use the watercolor paint to see the magic happen. It was very interesting observing the children variety of colors and their reaction to the wax resistant technique to decorate their egg.

Thanks for stopping by…. come back next week for more from Mrs. Kats kids


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.

Let’s Go Sledding!!!

Let’s go sledding!!

Welcome we have been having a blast this week in our winter wonderland. This week with Experience Early Learning curriculum (formerly mother goose time) we focused on winter gear. We warmed up with friendship games, learned to sew mittens for fine motor fun and we designed our own sleds.

Our preschool curriculum comes loaded with all kinds of fun activities and crafts one of our favorite crafts we created was a sled and then we used our little people and played.

Sled

Supplies:

*Tray

*Twine

*Paint

*Hole punch

*Tape

The children used the materials to make the sled and then we used the sled as a prop during imaginary play.

Finishing out our week we made a winter wonderland of our own, just look at these sweet kids all in their winter gear…. we are in Ga and it was like 67 this day. lol

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you all are enjoying your winter. If you are looking for a preschool curriculum, experience early learning is amazing.

Winter in the woods week 2… snowman Day!

Snowman Day

Welcome back this week at Mrs. Kats Kids. We started our second week with Experience early learning ( formally mother goose time) winter in the woods this week our topics were Pine tree, snowflake, pinecones, icicles, and snowman. We had a great time this week with our Preschool curriculum and we want to show you what our snowman day looked liked.

A look inside our snowman day at Mrs. Kat’s

First we ended circle time up with singing frosty the snowman and reading the book The Christmas Snowman. The children really enjoyed that the animals all helped the snowman become a Christmas Snowman.

After our story, we went to the table and I told the children that I wanted them to use their imagination and make their very own Christmas snowman. I sat out different styles of hats and noses made out of construction paper, beans, Googly eyes, yarn, white paint and bubble wrap. I then gave each child Blue construction paper and three different sizes of white circles. Next, I asked them to build their snowman using the circles and glue. Then I told them to use the Materials on the table and make your snowman into your very own Christmas snowman.

It is truly amazing seeing a child’s mind at work. Every child used their own imagination to create their very own Christmas snowman. It’s so much fun seeing their personalities shine through their snowman.

My snowman story and counting snowballs

Snowball fight

who doesn’t like a good snowball fight… we had so much fun dividing into team and using cotton balls as “snowballs” we also counted to see how many snowballs we had at the end.

We used our snowman cube cards that came with our preschool curriculum we took turns tossing the cube and then we counted how many snowballs were on the picture. Then we rolled playdough into that amount of snowballs.

Snowball story

Our snowman story focused the children to think of the sequence of making a snowman. What happens first to last.

This week we also made our Christmas gifts for our parents, this is always one of my favorite activities to do each year. My favorite part is seeing how excited they get to give their parents a gift.
I hope you all had a great week and we will see you again next week. 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.

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 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CVX738H/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_T546yrhrp7jBa

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.

A quick glance of experience early learning toddler curriculum!! 

Welcome back!!

Y’all know how much I Love experience early learning preschool curriculum ( formerly Mother Goose Time) well……. guess what!!! They have a toddler curriculum and I was lucky enough to take a Peek of this amazing set up and I even got to test it out with my sweet kiddos.

First of all, the box comes with all your materials and it’s laid out for four weeks with five lessons each week. Everything is color-coded and a number coded. You will teach language and literacy, math and reasoning, music and movement, and art and drama.

Here is an example of the lesson card on the front if you have a picture of the finished product and when you turn it around it will have listed all the materials needed, how to teach your activity and then how to observe your students.

Here are a few more examples and a couple videos of experience early learning toddler curriculum ( formerly Mother Goose Time) We sure did enjoy this opportunity.

here is an example of what it looks like when you open your toddler curriculum box.

here is an example of an easy way to organize your toddler curriculum for the week

Thanks again for stopping by.

Creative Careers

Welcome back!!

It’s been another great week of exploring through Experience Early Learning ( formerly mother goose time) This week in our community helpers unit, with our preschool curriculum ,we covered Creative Careers. These community helpers have more of a creative or artists focus. This week we covered: A Musician, actor, dancer, author, and illustrator.

If there is one thing my little group loves to do more then anything it is to sing and dance. The children had a great time making Microphones and shakers, and boy did they love putting on a show.

Another activity, that really was a huge hit this week with our Preschool curriculum ,was our Dancing Paintbrush. I set out the Inspirational photo which is supplied by our preschool curriculum and I asked them if they noticed the long graceful strokes of the paintbrush on the paper. I then taped their canvas onto the wall and turned on some music. I then asked the children to move their paintbrush as if there were dancing to the music. I changed the music to different beats and they had a blast.

Even my sweet little Toddler enjoyed this activity using his dancing hands

This week we also talked about how many books have an author and a illustrator. We discussed how the author writes the words and the illustrator draws the pictures. We looked through many books and looked for the Author’s name and the illustrators name.

Now, who loves Fancy Nancy books?? We made some really fun mask and then sat down and read Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet https://www.amazon.com/dp/0061703818/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_Hpv3DbDMD7K0K

Thanks again for stopping by we will see y’all again next week.

https://www.mothergoosetime.com/

Downtown

Experience Downtown with

Experience early learning, Community helpers unit.

Wow what a week and boy are we tired from all the shopping and working we have done…. work hard play hard right???? Lol

Please come and stroll down a sidewalk of imagination with us….

Welcome to Mrs.Kat’s Café

Where the food is hot but everything is sticky..lol

We started out our week making our classroom into a cute little café and we made the cutest Chef hats that our preschool curriculum supplied.

We had a blast taking orders and preparing the food back in the kitchen.

The children use their imaginations and took turns being the Cooks, servers, and the customers. This was also a great time to practice our manners and proper handwashing skills.

Welcome to Mrs.Kat’s shop around the corner

First we cut the play Money from our preschool curriculum and then each child made a Wallet. We practiced counting out money with dollar bills and then we set up our little corner shop. Each child was able to go shopping and then come to the cash register to pay for their goods. We had a blast pretending and working on customer service.

Welcome to Mrs.Kats Beauty shop

We ran a great special this week, check out some of our work. What do you think???

We cut pictures out of magazines and then used Playdough to create hairstyles.

We also played a matching game with the faces that we cut out. We matched the faces with the hairstyle

We had a great time Pretending to be hairdresser’s. I used a strip of paper and stuck it in to Playdough and then the children cut the strip into pieces. This was a great activity for practicing fine motor skills.

We had a great week and we also had a great time incorporating a little bit of the experience learning toddler curriculum into our week. Here are a couple of videos to tell you about the toddler curriculum. We are super excited about the toddler curriculum and just adore it. More to come next week. Go check out the experience learning toddler curriculum https://www.mothergoosetime.com/