I just wanted to touch base and let you know that I hope you and your children are doing well. It was very strange not being in school today! In case you are searching for ideas of things you can do with your children during this break, the First Lutheran Preschool teachers have put their heads together to come up with some ideas for you! Listed below are a variety of ideas:
Put a blanket over a table and play house, camping, store or ice cream shop under the table. Your child can bring their stuffed animals under the blanket and have the animals pretend to hibernate (like we did in class)! Allow your child to use a few safe items from your kitchen (bowls, spoons, cups) to add to the pretend play. Make your own play money with paper and crayons.
Set up a "train" in your living room. Arrange the chairs in your house in a line and pretend to go on an adventure together. Or, enlist the stuffed animals and dolls to be the passengers.
Get out paper, crayons, colored pencils, markers and stickers and have your child draw or color. If you're adventurous, let them practice gluing scraps of paper together. Practice cutting pieces of paper with child-safe scissors.
Go on a color or letter hunt around your house, looking for specific colors or letters.
Bake a cake, cookies or bread with your child.
Have your child draw a picture for local healthcare works and write a letter thanking them for caring for others during this time and send it to a local hospital.
Put some rice or dried beans in a (dry) empty water bottle to make your own maraca.
Use empty coffee canisters or boxes as drums.
Turn on your child's favorite music (or check out the MUSIC page on our preschool website for song's the children have learned in music class).
Take a walk outside and listen to the sounds of nature.
Playing in our preschool hot cocoa stand during center time.
Community helper week!
Dental health week, We played a tooth counting game and made a mouth using cotton balls to represent teeth.
Celebrating Valentines Day and President’s Day!
Making snowmen on our felt board.
The Maryland Zoo visited our preschool! We saw a corn snake, a porcupine and a bunny.
Painting a den for our teddy bears and making polar bears!
The kids enjoyed baking cookies in the Christmas kitchen:
We painted Christmas trees with sponges and then glued jewels on them. The kids practiced their fine motor skills by cutting wrapping paper and playing with the Christmas cookie cutters in our play doh center.
Miss Jenny reads the Stone Soup story as the children act it out. In our classroom the children enjoy cooking in our Thanksgiving kitchen.
Last week we learned a new Thanksgiving song, “The Turkey Wobble” (which the kids love!) and we practiced cutting with the scissors.
Playing the “Turkey in the Hay” color and shape game at circle time!
We collected leaves, sticks and rocks on our nature walk.
The children have been enjoying our fall activities: painting fall leaves, cooking in our Thanksgiving kitchen, using our fall cookie cutters in the play doh and playing in our fall sensory bin.
The chicks in our classroom are such a big hit! The kids decided to try to call them on the phone!
The children enjoyed making and eating applesauce! We used our sense of taste and smell!
Tasting lemons during our five senses unit.
Playing during center time is fun!
In addition to playing in our Farmers Market, the children have been exploring the five senses during the month of October.
First Lutheran Preschool 3604 Chatham Road Ellicott City, Maryland 21042 410-465-5977