- Cristi Wuenschel
Jurassic Plants Math and Literacy Activities for Preschoolers
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 week, we're learning about Jurassic Times with Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time).
Each day, our Teacher Guide includes both a math and a literacy activity. Did I mention these activities are perfect for small group/center time?
The math activity for today was Feed the Dinosaur, which focused on fine motor and number sense skills.
Children used a game board, cube cards, and shape leaves to determine which number and shape of leaves to remove from the tree and then feed those leaves to the correct dinosaur.
This activity was a wonderful way to practice counting and shapes with our preschool learners.
The Feed the Dinosaur activity was such a nice small group potion. We practiced the rules together and then the kids were able to do this with little guidance.
Experience Early Learning is great about ensuring each day's activities coordinate, which means tons of hands-on theme-based learning!
For literacy, the children did an activity called Lost Letters, which included a number of word puzzles.
The word puzzles are CVC word mats with a missing vowel and they use the hands-on letters to complete the puzzles by creating words.
The letter activity was difficult for most kids because they didn't know the sounds. We worked through this by having the teachers model the sounds first.
All in all, the children had a lovely time learning about Jurassic Plants!
Don't forget to join us next week as we wrap up learning about Dinosaurs and move on to exploring the world with Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time).