The Nature Preschool welcomes Fall with open arms! We have embarked on many adventures to discover the changes that are occurring as the weather begins to cool down. Have you seen the leaves begin to change? Have you noticed the animals collecting food for the winter? Last week our classes were able to sport their… Read more »
The Nature Preschool at Irvine had a week full of fall fun! We explored the autumn harvest with pumpkins, gourds and apples! Mr. Brooks, Executive Director of Irvine Nature Center, showed the classes how to use the cider press to make apple cider! We took pumpkins and gourds to the meadow, went on harvest hunts… Read more »
Falling leaves with the chilly breeze! Apples and pumpkins galore! These are the things that have been on our minds most this past week! The Nature Preschool has had so much fun experiencing early fall! We explored pumpkins and apples through hands-on cirlce time, art, math and science activities! Some of our favorite spots this… Read more »
We continued to examine nature’s bounty in fall. We considered all the foods that are harvested from farms as well as the hard work farmers do to harvest this food.
From seed to vine we examined pumpkins and other fall fruits. We visited a pumpkin patch, too! Children loved pumpkin bowling, dissecting gourds, floating the fruits in water, and experimenting with pumpkin seeds.
[slideshow] This Week’s Adventures: Fall is full of fruits such as pumpkins, apples and gourds. We did some hands-on picking, patting and tasting to learn about them! Favorite Activities: We did an apple taste test to see which color apples each child prefers and graphed our preferences with apples the children colored. We also counted and compared the… Read more »
This Week’s Adventures: We learned about the magic of moonlit nights when nocturnal animals are on the prowl. And to top it off, we had our field trip to the pumpkin patch! (Perhaps some of those pumpkins will become jack-o-lanterns to make the night glow?) Favorite Activities: We discovered the many shapes a moon can… Read more »
This Week’s Adventures: We learned that farmers harvest many things such as apples, corn, and pumpkins in the fall. We also expanded our “H” word vocabulary – hay, husk, honey, and helper just to name a few! Favorite Activities: We loved examining our basket full of harvest foods. We tasted harvest foods such as cranberries,… Read more »