- Cristi Wuenschel
Water 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 with Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time), we're learning about water.
Our topics for the week were Measuring Water, Sorting in Water, Moving Water, Washing with Water, and Cooling Off with Water.
Water is a great topic, especially for Summer! We really enjoyed this week's water-themed nature activities. Everything from puddle jumping and sorting seeds to the wonderful process art experiences. It's was all so much fun!
This week's creative art activities were almost entirely open-ended art. We made water treasure collages, dripping art, sponge art, and even pond collages.
The process art activities that are included in each week's teacher guide are perfect for getting creative with preschoolers.
Children can learn important skills such as patterns, fine motor, and visual arts with these fun art projects.
Our favorite activities this week were the dripping art and pond collages.
When we learned about "Moving Water," we sang Row Your Boat, painted umbrellas, and made a splash. These activities were perfect for exploring the different ways that water moves.
And on "Cooling Off with Water" day, we made pond collages, played a pond game, and practiced mixing colors. We also put together a fun water sensory bin for the children to investigate.
The activities that are included in our weekly Teacher Guide are so creative and engaging. All of the children love them. Even the school kids have a great time when they join us.
Don't forget to check back next week as we wrap up our EcoVenture preschool theme with Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time).