• Cristi Wuenschel

Mask Activities for Preschoolers

Updated: Feb 10

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.

Another new theme from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) and this week the children are learning about the World Market.

Today's topic: Mask. And let's just say, the preschoolers had a wonderful time creating their very own Carnival Masks.

This activity was a Make & Play, which meant first making their mask and then having the opportunity to play with it.

We talked about times when we wear masks and we danced in our very own carnival parade.

Another favorite today was the Mask Puzzles activity that came in our Experience Early Learning preschool curriculum kit.

This small group math activity was perfect for practicing classification, fine motor, and shape skills with the children.

There was a spinner with lots of different mask patterns. The children took turns spinning the spinner and working together to create the mask using the shape pieces.

After the preschoolers worked to build each of the designs on the spinner, they had the opportunity to design their own mask patterns using the shape pieces.

The STEAM Station for today was all about making faces using paper plates, markers, and scissors.

Basically, the children were given a variety of supplies and encouraged to design their own masks and then discuss what emotions their masks communicate.

Not surprisingly, the preschoolers had tons of mask-themed fun with today's activities!

Don't forget to check back next week to see what we're up to as we continue to explore the world with Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time)!

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