Teach little kids about islands and explore dramatic play with this Preschool Island Theme Blocks Activity! It’s quick & easy using supplies that you probably already have around the house. Check it out!
We’re still working our way through this month’s island theme both at home and at school. It’s definitely been great to spend some time not only learning together as a family here, but also learning with our friends in the classroom and today’s Preschool Island Theme Blocks Activity was all kinds of awesome too!
Our first lesson was about islands and we learned that an island is completely surrounded by water on all sides. How cool is that?
An island is a piece of land surrounded completely by water. Greenland is the world’s largest island. Tropical islands include coral islands, granite islands and volcanic islands.
A few years ago, we took a family vacation to the Outer Banks and of course visited several of the islands. We love oceans and beaches, so this theme is definitely a favorite!
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Sometime soon, we’ll for sure take another beach vacation, but in the meantime we can explore the sun and sand at home!
Floating Islands STEAM Investigation Station
- Set out a blue sheet of paper in the block area to create water.
- Place different-sized paper plates on the water.
- Encourage children to build with the blocks on the islands or construct bridges to connect them.
- What do you know about islands?
- What would you want to build on an island?
- How can you get from one island to another?
- Who lives on islands?
This was such a quick & easy dramatic play idea! We used a blue play silk, some wooden blocks and a few paper plates to create an island and baby girl had a wonderful time exploring it all.
We also added ribbon. You know, just because. I thought it would be an amazing sensory experience in addition to the wooden blocks. After all, it is such a different texture.
Today’s Community Challenge from Experience Preschool was Island Hopping and the little guy and I enjoyed discussing not only what an island is, but also what we would do on an island. We definitely had a great day of learning!
Don’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to next week with our Island Treasure theme from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time). And if you missed it, check out this year’s preschool homeschool space post.
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