It’s been all kinds of interesting around here lately. Of course baby girl is giving us a run for our money. And here I always thought the little guy was a firecracker. I stand corrected. Lol…
In other news, we’ve been learning about the life cycle of trees and today’s topic was roots. We drew flowers to demonstrate the function of roots. And of course talked about what we learned.
Roots hold the plant in place as the stem grows through the soil.
They deliver nutrients from the soil to the plant.
You’re definitely not going to want to miss this Weaving Roots Preschool Investigation Station activity. The little guy kept going back to it even days later. There are just some things that never cease to amaze me. And the real kicker? We only needed two things – a metal rack and strips of ribbon and/or fabric.
We used a chicken wire frame that I picked up at our local craft store last homeschool year and fabric strips for quilting that I had stashed in my sewing cart.
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If you’ve been around for a while, then you already know that we’re using Mother Goose Time for preschool homeschool and it’s been such a huge blessing to us.
Weaving Roots Preschool Investigation Station
Visual Arts (32.1), Fine Motor (5.1), Logic (20.1)
- Set out a variety of materials for weaving, such as ribbon and yarn. Set out a metal rack next to the materials and encourage children to weave the “roots.”
- What materials can you use as pretend roots?
- How can you weave the roots through the metal rack?
- What are other ways you can use the roots and rack?
- What could you use to make a tree for the roots?
The little guy had a blast weaving the fabric strips around and through the chicken wire.
He started with yellow and then moved onto turquoise, red, and blue. It was lots of fun to watch him create and explore with the materials.
And like I said, he kept coming back to this activity over and over again, which means a few things including, but not limited to, the fact that a weaving loom might be a worthwhile investment for the studio.
I can’t even get over how quick and easy set up and clean up were. Literally. I grabbed what we needed, put it on the little guy’s sensory table, and let him have at it.
Either way, the little guy is definitely all kinds of creative and we both obviously love the Invitation to Create and Investigation Station activities that are included in each month’s preschool curriculum kit.
Don’t forget to stop by next week if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to with our Orchard Harvest theme. And if you missed this year’s preschool homeschool space post, you can check it out here.
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