Are you a preschool teacher or homeschool mom who is looking to put together a fun winter senses preschool monthly theme? These Sights & Sounds of Winter science & STEAM activities are a great place to start!
Teach little kids about orchestra instruments, indoor & outdoor sights & sounds, and even light & dark. Your preschoolers will have a blast learning about things they can see and hear at this time of the year!
Our Sights & Sounds of Winter senses preschool monthly theme was all kinds of fun as we explored orchestra instruments, indoor and outdoor sights & sounds, and light and dark.
It really was a magical theme for such a gorgeous time of the year! We seriously adored this theme and can’t wait to do it again. And definite bonus points for baby girl being able to play along with a few of these activities too!
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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.
The topic for the first week of our theme was Orchestra Instruments and let’s just say that it was a loud (but fun) week around here!
We learned about the Drum as well as made our own. We talked about Horns and even String Instruments. And last, but not least, the topic for Day 5 was Piano.
We made our own Five Senses Preschool Sound Jars Investigation Station and both the little guy and baby girl had a blast with them.
During week two, we learned about Outdoor Sights & Sounds, which meant exploring topics like Animal Tracks, Ice, and Bells.
We put together a really awesome Ice Sounds Investigation Station for Little Kids and even used colored ice. I can always count on the STEAM activities being favorites!
During the following week of our Sights & Sounds of Winter senses preschool monthly theme, we switched our focus to Indoor Sights & Sounds and topics like Cookies. Mmm… What a yummy thing to learn about, right?
Even just thinking about it makes me imagine a plate full of beautifully-decorated holiday cookies and the smell of another batch baking in the oven. And don’t even get me started on cookie dough! Lol…
Another topic and this week’s favorite was Fireplace and we did this Preschool Fire Activity Fire Colors Science & Nature STEAM Investigation Station for Little Kids. Even daddy played along. After all, he is a volunteer firefighter and knows lots about fire safety.
Week four was about all things Light and Dark. The topics for this week included Candle, Star, Shadow, Fire, and Good Night.
Unfortunately, we didn’t get the opportunity to try it out, but there was a really unique sensory activity that involved making “Sparkly Stars” with Epsom salt. A good friend of mine, Leslie, did this activity with her little girl and you can check it out and of course find the instructions here.
And last, but definitely not least, we put together a Winter Diorama Dramatic Play Investigation Station to explore. You know, because pretend play is so important for little kids and encourages creative thinking and problem solving skills.
What a wonderful and delightful time we had with our Sights & Sounds of Winter senses preschool monthly theme! We for sure can’t wait to do it all over again!
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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