Otter Balance Baby Animals STEAM Investigation Station

Teach preschoolers all about how mommy and daddy animals carry their babies with this fun Otter Balance Baby Animals STEAM Investigation Station! Check it out! 

baby otter STEAM activity with text: Baby Animals STEAMJanuary is all about Baby Animals and the little guy and baby girl are having a great time! This week we’ve been learning about carrying babies and today’s topic is On the Chest. You’re definitely going to love this adorable Baby Animals STEAM activity! We for sure did! 

child stacking blocks in water
Sea otters are such amazing creatures and we enjoyed learning more about them!They’re marine mammals who live in shallow coastal waters.

Animals such as otters and manatees carry their babies on their chest. 

child stacking blocks in water
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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. 

children stacking blocks in water sensory bin
This month we were thrilled to receive one of the Little Goose Toddler Teacher Guidebooks too!

children balancing blocks in water
Mama sea otters carry their babies on their chest because they’re not great swimmers when they’re just born. You absolutely have to find a sea otter video to share with your little kids. We watched this one!

Otter Balance Baby Animals STEAM Investigation Station

Set Up

  • Set out different-sized sponges and a tub of water in the block area. 
  • Encourage children to experiment with balancing different blocks on the sponges floating in the water. 

Big Questions

  • What kinds of things float? 
  • How can you make something sink? 
  • What other items can you try balancing? 

child building blocks in water sensory bin
This activity was great because both the little guy and baby girl could participate and if you look closely you can see both sets of little hands. Lol… 

child using plastic block to scoop water
The little guy of course enjoyed the sea otter video, but baby girl was obviously more interested in the water. I’m not at all surprised, but the fact that we can go as deep as we want to is just one of the many reasons why I love this preschool curriculum

Don’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to with our Baby Animals theme from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time). And if you missed this year’s preschool homeschool space post, you can check it out here.

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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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baby otter STEAM activity with text: Baby Animals STEAM

 

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