- Cristi Wuenschel
Star Craft 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 month we're learning about Space & Sky and today's star craft was so much fun!
Each day, our Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) curriculum includes Creative Art. Some days, we create process art and other days it's fun Make & Play activities.
Today, we're making star headbands, which means we're working on important early learning skills such as visual arts and attention and persistence.
To get started, each of the preschoolers decorated their stars. It really is amazing to see just how different each of the children's stars turned out.
One of the great things about the Creative Art activities are that each one includes prompts to really get your preschoolers thinking.
Some of the prompts are meant as a way to get the children to explore their process, but others involve investigating basic science contents.
How will you decorate your stars?
What supplies will you use? How do stars move?
Either way, little kids learn best through play and the Creative Art activities that are included in each of our Experience Early Learning preschool curriculum kits are a perfect example of that.
We start our daily lesson with circle time and the children are invited to share their knowledge about stars.
Together as a class, we learned what stars are made of, sang a star song, and participated in several star-themed activities.
All in all, it was a wonderful day filled with creativity and hands-on learning.
Don't forget to check back next week to see what we're up to with Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time).