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  • Cristi Wuenschel

T is for Tiger Make & Play 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.

collage of tiger mask images with text: T is for Tiger Make & Play for Preschoolers

This month, our theme from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) is A to Zoo Animals and the children are having a wonderful time reviewing all of our preschool skills while learning about animals.

preschooler using marker to make tiger mask from cardstock

Today is “T” day and we talked about tigers! We had so much fun! We compared other animals to a tiger and decided which were similar and which were different.

Then we made tiger masks and they had a great time! We love the Make & Play activities that are included in each month's curriculum kit.

They're perfect for practicing fine motor skills as well as exploring dramatic play.

preschooler making tiger mask using marker

Today's daily discovery bag from Experience Preschool included a punch-out tiger mask template for each child as well as yarn. What a quick and easy (and of course, fun) zoo craft for preschoolers!

After we were finished making our tiger masks, we had the opportunity to play with them. The children pretended to be tigers and practiced using different kinds of roars to say, "I'm hungry," "I'm sad," "I'm happy," "I'm angry," and "I'm afraid."

preschooler using marker to decorate cardstock tiger mask

There were lots of great social-emotional learning opportunities with this activity. After all, learning about feelings is so important for preschoolers.

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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