The weather has turned and all the delights of spring are underway. Flowers are blooming, we can hear baby birds in the nest, and we can finally get outside for more playful learning adventures. Spring offers many opportunities to learn and explore the world around us. This month’s "Ways to Play Every Day Activity Calendar" has a variety of themes to explore with your preschoolers. Ways to … [Read more...] about Ways to Play Everyday – May Activity Calendar for #Preschoolers
Dinosaur Theme Activities
Preschoolers love to sing FUN songs, fingerplays, and counting rhymes. Adding music and rhythm into a preschooler's every day world helps them develop the rhythm and cadence so important to healthy brain and body development as they grow. In our newest Preschool Pack, we have 145 of the BEST in preschool songs, fingerplays, counting rhymes, and short poems for use ALL YEAR LONG at … [Read more...] about Preschool Songs, Fingerplays, & Counting Rhymes for ALL SEASONS!
DINOSAUR THEME for #PLAYFULPRESCHOOL Learning about DINOSAURS is fascinating for preschoolers (and adults, too)! To help celebrate INTERNATIONAL DINOSAUR MONTH (October), the #playfulpreschool blogging team has developed special activities to explore a Dinosaur Theme with your own preschoolers at home or in the classroom! We hope your kids enjoy exploring, learning, creating, and playing with … [Read more...] about Dinosaur Theme for Preschool: Hatching DINO Eggs – Early Math & Science.
SENSORY DINOSAUR EGGS Fill 5 Eggs (we used plastic Easter Eggs) with objects that increasingly get heavier (we used a cotton ball, bouncy ball, miniature dinosaurs, magnet balls, and a rock.) Pass the eggs around so the children can feel the weight of all 5 eggs. Have the children then “hatch” the eggs and lay all objects out on a table. As the children pick the objects up and explore them, … [Read more...] about Dinosaur Theme: Sensory Dinosaur Egg Experiments in Preschool!
Dinosaur Sounds Set out different containers (butter tubs, oatmeal boxes, plastic coffee containers, metal coffee cans, etc.) and some rhythm sticks. Invite the children to explore making dinosaur sounds with the different containers: What sounds would the dinosaurs make with their FEET, CLAWS, or TEETH? - Stomping, running, hunting sounds? See what sounds and descriptive words your … [Read more...] about Dinosaur Themed Activities for Preschool: Dino Sounds, Fossil Dough, a Hunt and Seek!
Sample Play Ideas with a Dinosaur Theme! DINO HUNT AND SEEK: Designate one or two children to be the "hunters" and the rest of the dinosaurs to hide. The hunters chant, "We are great big dinosaurs! We hunt with our claws and our teeth! Other dinos are scared of us; we eat them for their meat!" The hunters must find/ tag each of the other dinosaurs and have them sit down. When all are … [Read more...] about Dinosaur Theme Activities for Preschoolers!