Learning About Small Sea Creatures 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 Small Sea Creatures with Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time).
The topics for the week are Jellyfish, X-Ray Fish, Seahorse, Rainbowfish, and Sea Star.
I love how each month's core concepts fit in seamlessly with the daily topics.
For example, this week when we're learning about the X-Ray fish, we're also introducing the letter X.
On Thursday, we made Rainbowfish process art and practiced color recognition, writing, and fine motor skills with a Colorful Rainbowfish literacy activity.
The preschoolers love the creative art activities that we receive from Experience Early Learning each month!
This week, two of the children's favorites were process art activities. No surprise! These invitation to create activities provide so many wonderful benefits.
Not only are open-ended art activities a great way to experiment with new materials and mediums, but more often than not they're also an amazing sensory experience.
Add to that, exploring visual arts and practicing fine motor skills and it's no wonder the preschoolers love process art as much as they do.
The creative art for this week's final lesson was lots of fun too! We made Bumpy Sea Stars with homemade puffy paint.
The preschoolers had a blast squeezing the homemade puffy paint from the large squeeze bottles onto their bumpy starfish crafts.
Don't forget to check back next week to see what we're up to with Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time).