- Cristi Wuenschel
I Am Special Preschool Activities
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.
This month's theme from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) is Friends & Feelings and today's topic is You Are Special.
During circle time, the children were asked, "How are you similar to others? How are you different?"
Open-ended questions are so great for practicing communication skills with preschoolers.
We also passed around a small mirror and took turns saying something about ourselves. This activity was a wonderful way to practice making observations.
Our creative art activity for today was an invitation to create, which means it was an open-ended opportunity for the preschoolers to explore the provided supplies.
Each process art activity from Experience Early Learning includes an Inspiration Photo and today's photo was a tree.
The prompts for today's activity were focused on how we make a tree using our hands, arms, and fingers.
What do you notice about the Inspiration Photo? How can you make a tree with your hand and arm?
Could you trace your hand and arm on the paper to create a tree?
Could you use your fingertips to paint leaves or branches on your tree?
What is special or unique about your tree?
The observation questions for today also had a very similar focus in asking if the child uses his or her fingers, hands, or arms to create their art and whether or not they explain their process.
Don't forget to check back next week to see what we're up to as we continue exploring Friends & Feelings with Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time).