We’ve often talked about the changing seasons in class and at this time of year my focus would be Spring. Being outdoors there are so many opportunities to explore the changes that are taking place outside your home.
Here are some outdoor activities I would like to suggest for this week, remembering they are only suggestions:
- Looking for insects
- Preparing the garden by pulling out weeds and turning the earth over
- Making a bird feeder out of recycled materials
- Siting outside and drawing in nature. Then having your preschooler/preschoolers dictate to adult or older sibling what they drew.
- Collecting groups of acorns, pinecones, rocks and putting them in groups of 5 or 10.
- Making a nature collage using things collected on a nature walk
For Math you might:
- Put together a more challenging puzzle
- Preschooler sets the table for your family counting out the silverware and napkins
- Baking a dessert together having the preschooler help measure and count the ingredients
- Building a ramp that toy trucks/cars can go down and comparing whose vehicle goes the farthest
- Cut out paper shapes – square, rectangle, triangle and then making a springtime picture using those shapes
Each Day Sing a Different Math Song
5 Little Monkeys, Jumping on the Bed
Here is the Beehive, Where are the Bees? –
Here is the beehive,
Where are the bees?
Hidden away where nobody sees.
Watch and you’ll see them come out of the hive. One…two…three…four…five!
The Ants Go Marching
There Were Ten in the Bed
Five Little Ducks