Our five day children have been busy learning and having fun in our fall-based centers. We've made our own pumpkin faces and Native American yarn designs, painted with puffy paint (which we made), raked fall leaves, and experienced aspects of Native American culture, such as canoes and campfires.
We’ve had multiple sensory experiences - playing with cranberries and beads in water, scooping sand, beans and corn in the sensory table and picking kernels off of Indian corn.
Some of us have made our own Mo Willem’s cartoon idea boxes and pigeons, or mouse puppets and cookies just like the ones in If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. Our creations made from leaves were inspired by Lois Elhert's book, Leaf Man.
We’ve peeled carrots and made applesauce for our Thanksgiving feast and made Pilgrim flip books. And that’s only a taste of the activities the five day children have experienced.in the past few weeks.
It’s now time for that magical season of the year. We are transitioning to all things Christmas. We’ll make reindeer flip books and Christmas gifts. We‘re decorating three trees in the Blue room, and the children will choose their parts as they reenact the Nativity.
Math, science, literacy, gross motor and fine motor activities are all practiced in play. It’s a great way to learn!