North Pole Postcard Creative Art Activity
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We're wrapping up our winter preschool theme and this week it's all about Life in the Arctic.
Each month, Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) sends us a postcard creative art activity to do with the children toward the end of the theme and it's a great time for reflection (along with our portfolio activity shortly thereafter).
This activity is the perfect opportunity to practice early writing skills with our preschool learners.
To set up, we put out the postcards and crayons along with some conversation posters to help the children recall the topics from the month so far.
We sit down together and write, draw, and of course, reflect.
Each month, Experience Early Learning includes a list of prompts as a starting point for discussion.
What might you see at the North Pole?
What or who will you draw on your postcard?
What do you remember learning about? Do you want to include that in your drawing?
Will you include any letters or words?
What a wonderful way to wrap up each of our thematic studies!
The children enjoy drawing and writing about their favorite topics and it's a great way to practice verbal communication skills with the children in small groups as everyone takes turns discussing all the fun things we've learned
Don't forget to check back next week to see what we're up to as we start learning about dinosaurs with Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time)!