- Cristi Wuenschel
Learning About Elephants with 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 safari animals with Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time).
Today we learned about elephants and the letter R. We answered the question, "What do you know about elephants?"
We learned that elephants travel in herds and the baby elephants hold the tail of the bigger elephants.
For centers, we pretended to be elephants searching for leaves with numbers and then put them in order from 1-10. Our literacy center for the day was our I Can Read books and sight words pointers, which we get in each month's curriculum kit from Experience Early Learning.
Our STEAM station for the day taught us about elephant trunks. We squirted water like elephants on our letters this month.
We also did elephant process art. The preschoolers could choose to cut an elephant picture in half and glue each half onto a piece of paper. We talked about what body we see on the elephant and if we have similar body parts.
The children also practiced their drawing skills to complete the missing half of the elephant. Then, they used the other half to draw silly animal pictures.
We also put together a fun safari sensory bin for the preschoolers and they loved it!
Don't forget to check back next week to see what we're up to with our safari theme from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time).