Explore life at the pond with this quick & easy Preschool Pond Theme Algae Sensory Bag. Little kids will love writing and drawing in the squishy green gel. You’re definitely going to want to check it out!
Today’s topic was Algae and we worked together to create this quick & easy Preschool Pond Theme Algae Sensory Bag. Of course the little guy and baby girl both loved it and they’ve been taking turns exploring it all week.
Algae are simple organisms that make food from sunlight by photosynthesis, but lack the roots, stems and leaves that a typical plant has. A cluster of algae is called a “bloom.” Some algae blooms can poison pond life and steal the oxygen from other pond animals and plants.
If you’re interested in making your own pond-themed sensory bag, then definitely keep reading!
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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.
Sensory exploration is so important for little kids and this algae sensory bag is no exception! It’s a quick & easy pond-themed activity and would be wonderful for your preschoolers & kindergartners to explore while you read aloud to them.
You could even add an algae sensory bag or two at your writing center as just one more way for little kids to practice fine motor skills and letter formation.
Preschool Pond Theme Algae Sensory Bag
- Squeeze hair gel and a few drops of green food coloring into a zipper bag.
- Add glitter, if desired.
- Secure with tape and lay the gel bag on a piece of white paper.
- Encourage children to write or draw on the gel bag.
- How does algae look
- How might it feel?
- What would you do if you found algae?
- How do you think algae helps the pond?
- How do you think it harms the pond?
We made our pond-themed sensory bag using hair gel, green food coloring and of course glitter. You know, because things just aren’t the same without glitter. Lol…
The little guy and baby girl have been having a blast exploring our preschool pond theme algae sensory bag for the last few days. She’s been poking it and watching the gel move around while the little guy has primarily been using it to practice writing letters.
Don’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to next week with our pond 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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