- Cristi Wuenschel
Learning About Engineering 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 month's theme from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) is Science Lab and this week we're learning all about engineering.
It's been a wonderful week filled with lots of amazing activities while exploring topics such as electricity, structures, fasteners, magnets, and even parachutes.
This month's I Can Read! book was Look Up, Look Down and each of the preschoolers gets to take their copy home.
The I Can Read! books and sight word pointers from Experience Early Learning are such a fun literacy activity for the children to practice skills such as concepts of print and attention and persistence.
We discussed what we see when we look up, down, and side to side. We built structures with blocks and practiced reading our Look Up, Look Down books.
We talked about how triangles are the strongest shape and are used in building structures. We also made a triangle craft today.
To make our Triangle Necklace craft, we used pipe cleaners, straws, and yarn. The preschoolers cut their straws into three pieces and then threaded them onto a pipe cleaner.
After that, they twisted the ends together to create a triangle and then put a piece of yarn through their straw triangle.
What a great week filled with lots of hands-on learning!
Don't forget to check back next week to see what we're up to as we finish our Science Lab theme from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time).