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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.
We’re still movin’ & groovin’ with our Science Lab curriculum kit. And today, it was all about structures. Lots of fun!
There was definitely a lot of doing our own thing with today’s topic, though.
Actually, for the first time since we’ve started getting Mother Goose Time, we skipped the Banana and Stick Structures “tray play.” The Little Goose Teacher Guide wanted us to build structures with banana slices and pretzels. We used Play-Doh and straws instead.
E of course had a blast! Such an awesome introduction to engineering for the little guy. At first, he was just sticking the straws into the Play-Doh. After playing for a while, he realized that he could use the Play-Doh to connect the straws together. Way to go, little guy!
Isn’t it awesome to experiences all the aha moments that come with homeschooling? I love watching the little guy. He’s so curious and so creative.
Oh, and did I mention all the amazing memories we’re making with Mother Goose Time?
The next thing on our agenda was the Strong Shapes Challenge. We made several shapes from paper and used them as the foundations of our structures. We made a circle, a square, and a triangle.
This activity was so interesting and definitely not something I would’ve thought of on my own.
Our last activity for today was Designing Structures. We used straws, pipe cleaners, yarn, and scissors as a sort of “invitation to create.”
There were pattern cards that came with our Mother Goose Time curriculum kit, but we didn’t end up using them. Instead I set up the materials and let the little guy do things his own way.
He cut the straws into lots of little pieces and pushed the pipe cleaners through them.
Tried connecting two straws together.
He cut a few more pieces and then gathered up what was left. Why? I have no idea. Lol… Either way, he had lots of fun with this activity. And you know what? There’s still all kinds of awesome stuff to do this month.
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