The Nature Preschool had a magical last full week before Winter Break! We continued to explore the changes that come with the cold through visual arts, science experiments, storytelling, and much more! We want to give a special thank you to all the families who have joined us to share their winter traditions! Some of our favorite activities centered around the story “Going On A Bear Hunt”. Outside we went looking for every element found in the story: long wavy grass, a cold deep river, thick oozy mud, a swirling whirling snow storm, a big dark forest, and a narrow gloomy cave! The children loved acting out the sounds that paired with each element, “Swishy Swashy, Squelch Squirch!” Some of the classes upstairs performed for the downstairs classes, which has inspired us all to think of more fun performances we can put on for each other! Do you have any ideas?
Felt Board Tree
Story time with Mrs. Karen
Who has been eating our feeders?
We found ants!
What a beautiful gingerbread cottage!
Story time with Mrs. Paula!
Lost in thought in the meadow!
Lining up orange peels!
Look at all those cranberries!
Someone found milkweed!
This mud was used as a prob for our story!
Learning how to make Latkes! Thank you Mrs. Nets
How does it taste?
Thanks for helping out with the dishes!
Playdough forests! Another prop for our performance!
Wild Nature Play!
A feather discovery!
Working on our house for our performance!
Mrs. Jess our substitute is also a yoga teacher!
Bug Bingo with Mrs. Meghan!
Painting a snowflake!
Friends painting together!
Love that forest!
Writing letters together!
We spotted so many birds!
We caught one!
Working in our nature journal!
Walking through the long wavy grass!
Laying down for a bit!
Crossing the river!
She jumped over it!
A happy smile in the meadow!
Sensory Table Play – River Habitat
The more the merrier!
Light Table Creations
Building blocks is a great way to follow a mental plan!
Experimenting with repelling and absorbing!
An owl is building in our classroom!
Now he is painting!
Mrs. Nancy is sharing her family tradition!
Lighting the menorah!
Spin the dreidel!
You’ve got it!
Silly faces Bluebirds!
We found mud!
Avoiding the river by hanging out on this log. Great idea!