This quick and easy activity is perfect for your next dinosaur preschool theme. Practice writing letters and encourage dramatic play with this fun Growing Letters preschool activity.
Practice important pre-writing and fine motor skills with this Growing Letters Dinosaur Sensory Tray. Your little kids are sure to love it!
This week we’re learning about prehistoric times and today’s topic was Jurassic Plants. We talked about carnivores (meat-eaters) and herbivores (plant eaters). I was actually all kinds of impressed that the little guy remembered the difference between the two.
There were many different types of plants during the Jurassic times.
There is nothing more amazing as a homeschool mama than watching your kiddos make those types of connections.
Whether it’s from something they’ve learned in the past or even a play-based experience, little kids are great at putting together the pieces.
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Letter recognition is an important early learning skill for preschoolers and kindergartners. Keep reading for more ideas to create your very own Growing Letters Dinosaur Sensory Tray!
Growing Letters Dinosaur Sensory Tray
- Cut straws in different lengths
- Flatten playdough and write a letter in it.
Encourage the child to stick straws into the letter. Pretend they are Jurassic plants growing out of the letter.
What started out as a language and literacy activity for baby girl turned into a wonderful pretend play experience for the little guy too.
I set out play dough, letter cookie cutters, cut straw pieces, and of course some dinosaur figurines and both kiddos had a wonderful time exploring the materials.
I loved that they took turns making footprints with the dinosaur figurines too. They each pressed their first initial into the playdough with a cookie cutter and of course created Jurassic plants using the cut pieces of straw. What a wonderful open-ended sensory activity!
Dramatic play is important for little kids and activities such as this play-based literacy idea are a great way to practice lots of important early skills all at the same time.
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As an Experience Early Learning Blog Ambassador, I receive the Experience Early Learning Preschool curriculum in exchange for my honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. 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. #preschool #homeschool #mgtblogger
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