- Cristi Wuenschel
Mountain Goat Headband Preschool Craft
Updated: Feb 23, 2021
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We're on Week 3 of our Global Passport theme from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) and this week it's all about Natural Wonders of the world.
Today's topic is Matterhorn and this Mountain Goat Headband preschool craft was a huge hit with the children.
I can't get over how much our preschool class enjoys the Make & Play activities that are included in each of our Experience Early Learning preschool curriculum kits.
Pretend play is so much fun for preschool children and this mountain goat headband is no exception.
We learned that sometimes mountains are so tall that hikers have to walk in a zigzag rather than straight up and we practiced walking in zigzags, which was a great way to practice our gross motor skills indoors, especially since it's been so cold lately.
Our Teacher Guides includes lots of wonderful information to share with the children. For example, "The Matterhorn is a steep and dangerous mountain between Switzerland and Italy. Sometimes the snow and rocks fall, creating an avalanche."
Another fun activity from today was stacking blocks until they fell over and then shouting, "Avalance!"
During our small group art time, we discussed what a mountain goat's head looks like and the children used the included supplies to make their very own mountain goat headbands.
When the preschoolers were finished, it was time to play! They pretended to be a family of mountain goats walking up a tall mountain while playing follow the leader.
Isn't it amazing how much children learn through play?
We practiced communication, social skills, logic and reasoning, dramatic play, fine motor skills, and so much more!
Don't forget to join us next week as we wrap up our Global Passport theme from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time).