This week we began the tale of Jack and the Beanstalk. Today I thought I would share a few of the math activities we have been doing. They are obvious ideas but perhaps new in the application in this story! I wanted to take the concepts of "enormous" and "giant" and bring them to life with math. The Giant's Hand and Estimation I had a super large hand photocopied on paper that we estimated how many beans would fit in the palm of the "giant's" hand. Guesses ranged from 4 to 1000. We counted…
Goldilocks Sensory Storytelling Basket - The Imagination Tree
Create a Goldilocks sensory storytelling basket using small toys for preschoolers and school aged kids to re-tell the story in their own words!
Jack and the Beanstalk Craft – Make Your Own Giant Beanstalk!
Jack And The Beanstalk Craft ~ Make an oversized beanstalk out of green construction paper! An easy craft even preschoolers can make!
What's In a House?
We've been stuck inside because of sickness the past week, so what better activity than to design our own dream house! With the help of the IKEA catalog, the kids each chose furniture for different rooms in the house. It was fun to see what they thought was important for each room, and a good opportunity to discuss with Amy (2 yrs. old) especially the different functions of different rooms of the house. I just drew a large house with four boxes for rooms, although you could add more…
Goldilocks and the Three Bears Activities
In addition to setting up the three bears’ cottage in our dramatic play area, here are some other activities related to the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.Dressing Bears I cut out be…
Twinkle Twinkle - The Imagination Tree
Little star! We have started to make some pictures and props to go with the nursery rhymes and songs that we sing the most often. Cakie decorated this star shape when her best buddy J came over to play last week. They both stuck on foam shapes, torn tissue paper and card and then smothered...Read More »
Fairy Tales - Goldilocks and the 3 Bears
Once again inspired by Fairy Dust Teaching we made a story map of Goldilocks and the 3 Bears. I took a large sheet of bulletin board pa...
Clay face sculptures forest school craft - NurtureStore
Here’s a fantastic outdoor art idea that’s perfect for forest school. We’re using natural materials found in the forest to make clay faces on tree trunks. How to make clay faces on tree trunks The forest provides and abundance of natural materials that we can use for a forest school art lesson. Here’s […]