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  • Cristi Wuenschel

Getting Ready for Safari

Updated: Jan 8, 2022

As an Experience Early Learning Blog Ambassador, we receive the Experience Early Learning preschool curriculum in exchange for sharing our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. As always, our opinions on amazing things 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.

collage of safari activity images with text: Getting Ready for Safari Activities for Preschoolers

Today, we started Getting Ready for Safari with our newest preschool curriculum kit from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time).

preschooler coloring paper safari hat

Our topics this week include Passport, Packing Up, Game Reserve, Safari Vehicles, and Safari Safety.

We love the Circle Time activities that are included for each day's topic. During today's circle time, we discussed what we would pack for our trip while reviewing the color orange.

preschooler picking up crayons on table to put away

The Creative Art activity was also a favorite! After all, the preschoolers love the hands-on Make & Play activities each week. Today, we made safari hats using cardstock, tissue paper, and crayons.

This activity from Experience Early Learning was perfect for practicing fine motor skills. We discussed how hats protect our heads, why people sometimes wear hats, and how hot the weather is in the African Savanna.

preschooler coloring cardstock safari hat

Then, we tore the tissue paper to make designs on our safari hats, attached paper strips to create a headband, and of course, we also spent some time playing with our safari hats.

Our math activity for today was a Packing List game, which meant practicing skills such as logic & reasoning, communication, and even attention & persistence.

preschooler playing packing list game on table

What is something you need to pack? What is something you might want to pack, but don't need?

We answered these questions and more while exploring whether the items on the packing list cards were needs versus wants.

preschooler lining up packing list game cards on table

Don't forget to check back next week to see what we're up with Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) and this month's Going on Safari theme!

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