It’s been crazy hot around here lately, which of course means that we’ve been spending lots of time in the studio taking advantage of the air conditioning.
And obviously because of that, the little guy and I have been, slowly but surely, working through this month’s The Alphabet House theme.
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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 little guy loves dramatic play and obviously had a blast with this investigation station. The Teacher Guide encouraged little kids to set the table for a party, but since it was just us, I asked him to pretend that we were having a meal together and to get everything ready.
Let’s Have A Meal Together Investigation Station
Families and Communities (21.2), Social Relationships (3.1)
- Set out tableclothes, paper plates, silverware, cups, and napkins on a table. Set out strips of paper and crayons for children to write people’s names for place settings. Encourage children to set the table.
- What do you think should go in the table for a party?
- How can you show people where they can sit?
This activity kinda took on a life of its own, which seems to happen a lot these days. And you know what? Before it was all said and done, not only did the little guy set the table for us, but he also put together an awesome pretend meal.
We’re both loving these fun, rainbow dishes that we found last week. And I love the added element of color sorting they bring to this activity.
He chose a color for each of us and got to work. After he set the table, he went over to his pretend kitchen and put together sandwiches and fruit for us too.
When he was finished getting everything ready, we sat down together and ate our sandwiches.
Don’t forget to stop by next week if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to with The Alphabet House. And if you missed this year’s preschool homeschool space post, you can check it out here.
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As a Mother Goose Time blog ambassador, I receive the Mother Goose Time 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. #mgtblogger
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