We’re wrapping up the first week of our new theme for January, which is all about Dinosaurs. And of course we’re loving it! There are just some things that you never really grow out of and dinosaurs are definitely it for me.
I think I’m enjoying it just as much as the little guy is. And he definitely had a blast pretending to be a paleontologist.
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If you’ve been around for a while, then you probably already know that we’re using Mother Goose Time this year. It’s basically preschool in a box, which means a new theme shows up at our door each month. It’s definitely something that we both look forward to.
One of our favorite activities was this Excavation Dig Invitation to Create Process Art Experience. Totally the little guy’s thing. The messier, the better.
We started with our inspiration photo, dinosaur skeleton sheet, and background. This mama had already cut out the skeleton pieces, so that meant being able to get right to it.
The little guy glued the skeleton pieces onto the background paper and sprinkled on the sand a little at a time. The skills listed for this activity were Shapes (16.2) and Fine Motor (5.2).
Fine motor activities are great for preschoolers because they encourage skills that are needed for so many everyday things.
Each of the invitation to create process art experiences include prompts to get little kids thinking. We discussed what he noticed about the photo as well as how the bone pieces would be arranged. We talked about what to do with the sand and of course how to use the paintbrush.
I love listening to the little guy’s answers as I ask questions about his process. It’s amazing to me how detailed and descriptive he can be.
Don’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to with our Dinosaur Dig theme. And if you missed our preschool space post, you can check it out here.
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