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  • Cristi Wuenschel

On the Lake Preschool Activities

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.

collage of preschool lake activities with text: On the Lake Activities for Preschoolers

If you've been following along with us for a while, then you know that we learned all about Bees & Butterflies last month and the highlight of our thematic study was of course observing the butterfly life cycle.

butterfly on plastic lid in butterfly habitat

Our caterpillars finally emerged as butterflies and the children couldn't have been more thrilled about the experience. Aren't they beautiful?

butterfly in butterfly habitat

This week we started our bubbles boats and floats preschool theme from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time). Our topics for the week were Fishing, Sailboat, Swimming, Duck, and Rocks.

group of preschoolers playing Boat Racing board game

While learning about sailboats we played a fun number sense game called Boat Racing and discussed which boats go the fastest. We took turns tossing a die in the water and counting out the same number of spaces on the game board.

preschoolers playing Boat Racing board game

This activity was perfect for practicing number recognition and one-to-one correspondence, which are important early math skills for preschool-aged learners.

preschooler coloring Little Letter Book: Yy

On Wednesday, we learned about swimming and put together our Little Letter Book for the letter Yy. The children love making these Little Letter Books from Experience Preschool as we learn each letter of the alphabet.

Another favorite this week was the Duck Family Headband craft. We talked about who is in our family and how we care for each other.

After that, each child made a duck headband using color paper and then attached eye stickers and a beak.

preschooler holding orange cardstock beak to attach to duck family headband craft

When they were finished making their duck headband, they decorated ducks to resemble the members of their family.

This activity was a "Make and Play" activity, which meant after we made our craft, the children had the opportunity to play with it. The children explored dramatic play by acting out ways to take care of the duck families.

preschooler making duck family headband craft using crayon

Our topic for Friday was rocks and we had lots of fun making Rock Formation process art as well as doing a Rock Structures STEAM station.

preschooler making rock process art using crayons and cardstock

What a wonderful fun-filled week we had learning all about Bubbles, Boats, & Floats!

child exploring river rocks in large sensory bin

Don’t forget to check back next week to see what we’re up to with Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time).

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