- Cristi Wuenschel
Paper Kite Make and Play
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 month we're learning about the world with Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) and our current topic is World Market.
Today's lesson was lots of fun! We learned all about kites. The children discussed what they already knew about kites as well as what a kite looks like when it's flying.
We played a fun gross motor game while pretending to be kites and practicing color and shape recognition, learned how to write the letter K, and explored kite patterns too.
Another favorite today was this Paper Kite Make and Play. The skills listed for this activity were Logic and Reasoning, Fine Motor, and Drama.
The children made their paper plate kites and then played with them. We seriously love the quick and easy Make and Play activities that are included in each of our Experience Early Learning preschool curriculum kits.
Paper Kite Craft Make & Play Activity
Explore different kite shapes, then help each child cut out the center of the plate.
Paint the plate as desired.
Punch a hole for the child to tie the ribbon through.
Tape the crepe paper to the bottom of the kite.
Go outside and explore how to fly the kite.
Discuss ways to improve the kite.
What did the child discover about what helped or didn't help his/her kite fly?
How did he or she want to change or improve his/her kite?
There are several components to each of the creative art activities. Of course, the supplies are listed, but there are also basic instructions as well as ideas for play and observation questions.
Everything you need to know is included in your teacher guide each day. Experience Early Learning makes it easy to get creative with your preschool-aged children in an engaging and hands-on way!
The observation questions are so convenient, which means doing individual assessments is a lot simpler. Not to mention that each of the creative art activities coordinate with the daily topic perfectly!
Did I mention that the Make & Play activites are perfect for assessing a wide variety of skills and standards?
The preschoolers also had the opportunity to design their own kites while answering the question, "How does a kite stay in the air?"
So many amazing STEAM activities are included in each and every box!
Don't forget to check back next week as we continue to explore the world with Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time).