Teach little kids about pond life and explore dramatic play with this Preschool Pond Theme Blocks Activity! It’s quick & easy using supplies that you probably already have around the house. Check it out!
We wrapped up Pond Plants week and just had to share this adorable Preschool Pond Theme Blocks Activity. This dramatic play investigation station was a huge hit with my toddler daughter who spent a substantial amount of time making her very own pond using everyday items.
Bog plants are usually found at the water’s edge in shallow water. Their roots grow underwater and their foliage emerges. Bog plants get nutrients from the soil and do not rely on pond water. Cattails are good examples of bog plants.
The topic was Bog Plants and of course we learned about cattails in addition to our Block Pond STEAM Investigation Station. If you’re interested in doing the same with your toddlers and preschoolers, then definitely keep reading.
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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.
Block Pond STEAM Investigation Station
- Set out blocks, sticks, ribbons and rocks.
- Invite children to use the materials to build a pond filled with plants.
- What colors or shapes might you see on a pond?
- How do you think cattails might feel?
- What would you do with a cattail?
- When have you visited a pond?
I was no doubt impressed with baby girl’s pond. And yep! I totally gave my one year old rocks in the house. Thankfully she refrained from banging them on the hardwood floor in the studio. Lol…
In one basket, I put the blocks and the ribbons and in another I added frogs and ducks. The Playsilk* is the little guy’s, but any small fabric scrap or even an old t-shirt would work as well.
Our Teacher Guide from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) is full of amazing ideas that encourage creative thinking, fine motor, and even problem-solving skills for both my toddler and my kindergartner.
First baby girl worked independently to build her pond and then the little guy jumped in too.
I always enjoy watching them build together. They’re both extremely creative and the little guy is so patient and such a wonderful teacher.
We’ve been home for the last few weeks because of everything that’s going on around us and this preschool curriculum has been such an important part of our days. I don’t know what we would do without it.
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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