How We're Learning About Washing Hands In Our Preschool Classroom
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This week we're learning about Staying Healthy with Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) and today's topic was Washing Hands.
During circle time, we made a germ. A pretend one, of course.
We showed the children a paper plate and explained that we can't see germs but they're on our fingers. When we touch things, we're transferring germs.
We put a dab of paint on the paper plate and each preschooler had the opportunity to touch the paint then press on the plate to leave a fingerprint.
Not only did we spend some time discussing our observations, but we also hung up our germ near the sink as a reminder to wash our hands.
After circle time, we did the center activities that were included in our Experience Preschool Teacher Guide. Today's art was Wax Resist and our STEAM was all about making bubbles.
The kiddos colored on white cardstock with a white crayon and then painted over it with watercolors to create resist art. These type of activities are always a favorite around here and process art has so many benefits for children.
We also played in water with bubbles. You know, because what washing hands lesson would be complete without bubbles and water?
Most days we put out a water sensory bin. Sometimes we add food coloring or even ice. Today we added bubbles.
The children love scooping and pouring, mixing and measuring and they're learning important math skills in the process.
Next month's theme from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) is Weather & Seasons and we couldn't be more excited to get started!
Don't forget to check back next week to see what we're up to with our brand new theme! We can't wait!