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 with Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time), we learned about tree birds.
Our topics included Bluebird, Woodpecker, Eagle, Hummingbird, and Chickadee.
Every week, our Teacher Guide includes a lots of activities covering a variety of skills and standards. The children are always excited to explore the new lesson for each day.
This week, we practiced writing, patterns, vocabulary, counting, and so much more!
On Tuesday, we learned about Woodpeckers and played an adorable Hungry Birds Counting game, which meant an opportunity to practice number concepts with the children.
We discussed hiding places and that woodpeckers hide food in trees, in fence posts, and under roof shingles.
This was a great hands-on dice game using a game board and game pieces that were included in our Experience Early Learning preschool curriculum kit.
The children took turns rolling the die and moving that many spaces, collecting food cards each they landed on bird food. It was a perfect opportunity to practice counting to six.
After that, we made woodpecker art by following the directions in our teacher guide and exploring why woodpeckers peck at wood.
On the following day, we learned about Eagles and did a letter X coloring page. We get these adorable pages every month that correspond to the letters we're learning. It's always fun when our creative art activity for the day reinforces language and literacy skills.
Another favorite this week was this hummingbird process art activity. Process art is perfect for your preschool-aged learners because the focus is on the process instead of the product.
We used cupcake liners and straws for this unique invitation to create activity and the children had a wonderful time making their very own bird art.
Don't forget to check back next week to see what we're up to with our Birds & Eggs theme from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time).