- Cristi Wuenschel
Seascape Activities for Preschoolers
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 week, we're exploring the Seascape with Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) and our topics are Ocean Water, Ocean Floor, Ocean Cave, Ocean Plants, and Coral Reef.
Each day, we created amazing ocean art - from saltwater art using salt and watercolors to paper plate oysters, and even ocean zone process art.
The preschoolers also made paper bag ocean caves and coral collages, which were lots of fun too!
We love the variety of creative art activities included in each month's Experience Early Learning curriculum kit.
Each daily discovery bag includes all of the necessary craft supplies, which makes it quick and easy to get things ready every morning.
For the Ocean Cave activity, we received not only animal cards, but also paper bags. All we needed to add was scissors and paint.
The children decorated their paper bags, cut apart the animal cards, and then filled their ocean caves with only the animals that live in the ocean.
The creative art activities include a "Your Supplies" list, which are items that you probably already have in your art center. Examples of supplies that you might need are crayons, markers, glue, scissors, and/or paint.
Of course, the coral collage included the Inspiration Photo, starch noodles, a straw for each child, and cardstock.
These turned out so beautiful! The children used colorful straw pieces and starch noodles to make collages and/or sculptures.
Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) is so convenient for busy preschool teachers.
The right curriculum can make a huge difference in the amount of time and energy you spend working on lesson plans and this curriculum does a wonderful job of taking care of almost everything for you, so you can spend your time doing what you love: teaching.
Don't forget to check back next week as we continue to learn all about the ocean with Experience Early Learning.