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  • Cristi Wuenschel

Preschool Safari Theme Water 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 safari water preschool activities with text: Water Activities Backyard Safari for Preschoolers

This week, our topic is Backyard Safari and today we're exploring Water with Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time).

tray filled with loose parts materials for making pretend bridges

Today's activities were definitely lots of fun! We made safari postcards, counted how many were in the water hole, and played watering hole toss.

clear bin of water on table next to tray of objects for safari sink or float activity

During circle time, we also had a really great discussion about where we can find water and of course, read a story together too.

math story cards next to bucket of water and craft sticks for how many in the water activity

How Many in the Water? was a fun small group math activity using math story cards with sticks and water. We talked about adding and taking away animals to and from the watering hole. We also talked about how water bends our view of objects.

preschooler tossing bean bag into letter container during watering hole toss activity

After that, we practice the alphabet with the Watering Hole Toss. The kids rolled a cube with pictures and sounds and then tossed a bean bag into the correct letter bin.

cardboard tubes and other loose parts on rug for preschoolers to practice making bridges

During center time, the preschoolers had a few different options. They could continue with the math and literacy games from Experience Preschool or make bridges using loose parts to practice logic and reasoning. We also put together a fun safari sink or float activity.

preschoolers exploring variety of objects in clear bin of water for safari sink or float activity

Don't forget to stop by next week to see what we're up to as we start learning about Health & Fitness with Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time).

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