If you’re brainstorming ideas for an Orchard Harvest preschool monthly theme, here are a few crafts & activities to get you started! Your little kids will have a blast exploring the life cycle of a tree, fruit trees and farmers markets, and animals in the orchard. And when it’s all said and done, they’ll definitely be begging for more!
It’s time to share lots of favorites from our Orchard Harvest preschool monthly theme. You and your little kids will definitely love learning about the tree life cycle, fruit trees, animals in the orchard, and skins and shells.
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A huge thanks to Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) for providing us with their Experience Preschool curriculum for free in exchange for sharing our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. It’s been such a huge blessing to us! As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my 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 mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids.
During the first week, we did lots of crafts & activities related to the life cycle of a tree.
We also learned about the parts of a tree and did this fun Preschool Tree Activities Weaving Roots Investigation Station.
I was so not expecting the little guy to enjoy this activity as much as he did. Watching his excitement as he learned to weave the fabric pieces prompted me to get him a weaving loom for Christmas.
And while we’re on the subject, we’ve actually done this several more times since. It’s for sure a good time and one of the many activities that we’ve discovered can be done over and over again.
It’s quick and easy to get out and put away and needs just a few things that we already have around the house.
Another favorite from this week was the Preschool Life Cycles Tree Ring Model Literacy Activity for Little Kids which taught us everything we ever wanted to know about trunks.
Even I loved this one! It was just so hands-on.
After we finished the first week, we moved onto learning about Fruit Trees and let me just tell you we wrapped up this week with some totally awesome dramatic play.
The little guy and I put together our very own Preschool Farmers Market Dramatic Play Investigation Station.
We learned a ton! We practiced identifying and even sorting fruit and vegetables. We worked on counting and fine motor skills as we rang up purchases for one another. And of course we also learned some related language & literacy skills.
The topic for week three was animals in the orchard and we spent a bit of time focusing on porcupines.
Sometimes we stumble across an activity like this Preschool Orchard Theme Porcupine Quills Sensory Activity for Little Kids.
The little guy had a blast with it and it was so simple. Literally all you need is play dough and tooth picks.
Week four was all about skins and shells. We learned about a few different kinds of nuts, avocados, bananas, and even peaches. We did a few really fun invitation to create activities and lots of other cool stuff!
I love that everything that we receive in our preschool curriculum kits coordinates so well. It gives me tons of peace of mind as a homeschool mama and like I’ve said before I’m thrilled to be able to spend more time playing and less time planning.
Talk about some seriously amazing orchard harvest preschool monthly theme crafts & activities, right?
Don’t forget to stop by next week if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to with our Bubbles, Boats & Floats theme. And if you missed this year’s preschool homeschool space post, you can check it out here.
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