Our OCTOBER sensory bin seems to compliment the Cc week theme.
I can’t believe how much everyone of ALL ages loves this bin.
Even parents play with it; me included. *smile*
Cc is for Caterpillar
We used brown construction paper of a child’s hand and arm for a tree branch, added a cut out leaf, and created a pom pom caterpillar.
Snack was a caterpillar (grapes) on a large romaine leaf…
This cutie decided to be the caterpillar and eat the leaf herself!
We then did a Color sort to Create our Caterpillars
Cc is for Car
Admittedly, I found this idea here at Crystal & Co.
I thought is was pretty cute!
We then used our toy cars to roll in paint to paint with.
I was hoping for a more track like effect, but hey,
they’re preschoolers,and they had fun!
The kids really enjoyed red light, green light.
*This is a game that I overly emphasize with my own kids, then also any kids in my care. We start first with the signs; stop, go, slow… once the kids are familiar with the motions, we switch to “green light”, “red light”, and “yellow light”. Eventually the signs are no longer used, but I continue the “game” randomly; in the house, on our nature walks, during outdoor play. Soon it becomes second nature to respond when I shout “red light” as all the kids will “freeze”, then begin to play again when I say “green light”. My reasoning on such a lesson is that it is highly effective when one is at the grocery store, in parking lots, or within crowded places to get a child to respond immediately to a request. Ever have a kid just not paying attention, where you needed them to stop and look around before continuing on? I have! plenty of times. This “game” is a life saver. Give it a try.
Lastly, we used chalk to draw our town,
train tracks and all. Kids played outside for a long time.
Cc is for Clouds
I had the kids use cotton ball “clouds” to paint clouds on sky colored paper.
We followed that simple activity with “cloud” play;
ie shaving cream on a cookie sheet!! Fun stuff!
Fun game to follow…
“that cloud looks like….”
of course this has to be done on a somewhat clear but cloudy day.
Overcast days just aren’t the same, eh?
Normally, I would have had my older kids follow up this activity with a more in-depth concept about clouds themselves, but this day was just a whim of an idea for our youngest student, the 2 yr old.