Are you a preschool teacher or homeschool mama who is looking for a fun way to teach little kids about community helpers? Check out this awesome Robot Tinkering Process Art! It’s quick & easy using basic supplies that you probably already have around the house. You’re definitely going to want to check it out!
Another fun week of Community Helpers! If you missed our toddler activities last week and the week before, you can find those here and here. This week the little guy and I learned about factory workers and did this fun Robot Tinkering Process Art.
As always, we had a great time learning and playing together and we’re both super excited to see what adventures next week brings.
Fun fact for this week is that we did this exact same robot tinkering invitation to create three years ago when we did Community Helpers the first time. If you’re interested in checking it out, you can find that post here.
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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.
This month we were thrilled to receive one of the new Experience Toddler Curriculum kits too!
A factory worker usually works on an assembly line or with a conveyor belt. He may do the same job or task over and over again. Factories produce many types of specific products, e.g., food, clothing, electronics, plastics.
Here’s what the little guy had to say, “I loved the Robot Tinkering because I got to put pipe cleaners on and dab and dot it!” Gotta love ’em, right? Lol…
Robot Tinkering Process Art for Little Kids
What you’ll need
- Pipe Cleaner
- Wiggle Eyes
Here’s how to do it
- Set out the supplies.
- What kind of robot would you like to create?
- What will it be able to do?
- Will you use the cup as a robot body or as a head?
- What color will you paint your robot?
- Did the child assemble the pieces to create a whole robot or other object?
What a blast! Let’s take a minute and reflect on the differences between robot tinkering now (at five years old) and robot tinkering then as a toddler. I’m literally blown away by the difference in both his fine motor skills as well as his attention to detail.
Three years ago, he stuck a few stickers to the cup, glued on the wiggle eyes and called it a day. This weekend he spent probably an hour tinkering with his robot. It was of course all kinds of awesome!
Don’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to with our Community Helpers 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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