Easter fun with paper easter egg art, chick easter bags, & More!
today's activity idea
Decorate Large Paper Eggs
This is a great open-ended activity, and there are many variations you can take on it! I will give you some ideas below, but feel free to improvise with whatever you have around. These can make great Easter/spring decorations around the house. If you have time, try a few different techniques:
Watercolor With Sticker Resist Paper Easter Eggs:
(Put stickers on first, then paint, then remove stickers)
Shaving Cream With Paint/Food Coloring Marbled Paper Easter Eggs:
(A GREAT sensory activity, too!)
Chalk & Water Painted Paper Easter Eggs:
(Color with chalk, then paint over with water for a cool effect)
Tissue Paper Crinkles Easter Eggs:
(Scrunching up tissue paper is a really wonderful fine motor muscle builder activity, too)
We also like to use dot markers, stickers, pom poms, anything you have!
See how many different ones you can make if you have time. It's a great spring break activity! Maybe try to make one kind per day. Your house will be very decorated and they can even be great gifts for grandma, grandpa, etc.
Most of these supplies can also be found at local craft supply stores, or online.
Here are some online supply resources:
Have fun! Maybe make some chick and bunny shapes, too.
We have the children practice name writing each day. Young ones should trace, older ones can try on their own when they are ready :)
SAMPLE NAME PRACTICE HERE
Review "ug" and "ot" family
3's or kids newer at writing:
W and X (DOWNLOAD HERE)
1-10 (DOWNLOAD HERE)
CIRCLE (MAIN LEARNING)
See Our Current Daily Songs Here:
See Our Current Daily Songs Here:
Math Concept - Time: Learning to tell time on the hour
This week we learn how to match the time on the hour for a clock.
Spanish: We are reviewing our "Head, Shoulders, Knees, & Toes" song
Numbers: 1-30 number game with spring shapes
(cut out fun shapes or go to the Dollar Store and write numbers on them, have your child put them in order, fill in the missing spots, etc)
Sight words "There is/are ____." and numbers one - ten
You can just write the words on a paper, then have your child think of ways to end the sentence and "read" it to you.
Today's word family:
Review "ug" and "ot" words
At home, you can easily write the letters on paper squares (feel free to use your child's favorite color!), put them together to sound out each word. If you want to make them more sturdy, use card stock or laminate them (clear packing tape can work like laminating in a pinch).
Word Matching Practice:
Today we will be practicing matching words that begin with "e" and "f" to the right letter, and matching the word with the picture. At home, you can make your own or purchase the Sunshine Learn to Read Program to get a complete set already made to download. It's fun to play matching games to practice beginning reading!
Review letter names/sounds
(We do this every day with a different twist in class so the kids don't forget them!)
Chick Easter Bags
See below to learn how to make chick Easter bags.
Great for egg hunts or just for fun!
Bag (you can get one with handles or even use a lunch bag)
Yellow tissue paper
(Or, kids can color and draw on paper if you don't have the above supplies)
If your child is capable, have him/her help cut out some of the parts! For younger ones, you can cut them out and the child can put it all together. We always get a few "Picasso" style ones - they are often the cutest!
Here are the parts we use, and some kid-made final projects:
Now you have a cute bag for egg hunts or anything else! We use them in our preschool for our egg hunt :)
Here are some supply resources, too:
story, finger play, music & movement
STORY: "The Golden Egg"
Music: "Bunny Hop"
We use shaky eggs and do lots of moving around the room. Have fun!
Finger Play: "Here is a Bunny"
Nursery Rhyme: Little Bo Peep
The MOST important part of teaching preschoolers is...
KEEP IT FUN!
Be sure to try to get your kids outside each day as much as possible, too!
Stomp in some puddles.
Find some worms.
Watch the clouds.
Go for a walk.
Look for animals.
Search for acorns, leaves, & pinecones.
FRESH AIR AND SUNSHINE ARE GOOD FOR THE SOUL!
And movement helps children develop and grow.