Preschool Day 37 ~ Learning Kit: Going to the Fire Station
The fire station learning kit paled in comparison to some of the other, more engaging kits (e.g., early science, the five senses). There were dress up clothes and some toys, several books and a short video. Meh. I’d rather take the kids on an actual tour of a fire station. Now that would be cool! But they had a lot of fun playing firefighters, so whateve.
Preschool Day 38 ~ Peanut Butter Play Dough, Letter S & Fractions
Instead of writing S, we made S’s out of peanut butter play dough! We also made snakes and snowmen. We discovered a lot of words start with S! And we ate a lot of play dough.
>>Peanut Butter Play Dough<<
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup flour
- 4 tbsp. honey
Stir together ingredients in a bowl. Knead until smooth. Edible? Absolutely!
Whenever possible I try to let the kids measure the ingredients if we are making something, so I divided the ingredients into thirds and fourths so everyone could have a turn. This sparked a little conversation about fractions. I tried my best to explain that a fraction is a piece of a larger whole, but I mostly got blank stares. So we made “fraction pizzas” to illustrate. Pretty sure no one had a clue what I was talking about, but they had fun using the compass and protractor to make circles, cutting circles, half circles and pie shapes, and writing numbers.
Preschool Day 39 ~ Outdoors
The high was 63 degrees so naturally, we played outside. Abram showed the girls his “bamboo forest” behind the garage, I attempted to teach the kids to bowl with the toy bowling set, and we had a lovely outdoor lunch. The kids also learned about sardines, but no one wanted to try mine except the dog. Ah well, their loss.