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.