ICE RAINBOW

  It was fun to touch and stir cold and slippery ice with a science and art activity! Then using large blocks as measuring cups, kids poured small amount of tempera into their cup of ice. They loved watching the paint flow between the ice cubes and exploring colors blending to form new colors! By … Continue reading

SCRAFS AND MITTENS: READY FOR THE COLD DAYS!

Children learned new vocabulary related to cold weather clothing, through cool activities like passing a wool thread in and out holes around the edge of a mitten, coming up with a motif for their own paper scarf and matching identical gloves in the identical on a sticky board!

BROWN BEAR WHAT DO YOU SEE…

Kids love this book by Eric Carle. The children painted the face of a brown bear. We all know that you can paint with your hands or with brushes, but we did it with forks to make a perfect bear fur! Kids were astonished and loved it!

Halloween week

Halloween is over and we will all miss it! It was a great week working on spooky Halloween characters such as ghosts, mummies, and jack-o’-lanterns! This week children were changing much more happily than ever before into their Halloween Costumes!

MATH ACTIVITIES

With the “Haunted House Math Activity” children recognized the tag numbers and match them to same number ghosts! Using ice cube trays and scooping red apples, we reinforced rote counting 1 to 10! Then older children reviewed numbers 1 to 10 with NUMBER BINGO!

LEARNING ABOUT PRACTICAL LIFE

An area of the preschool has been transformed into a cute wardrobe, laundry and ironing room! Through several fun and playful activities the kids have hung the laundry on a clothing line, opening and closing cloth pins and have ironed and folded clothes! We talked about “neat” and “messy” wardrobes over the week. The children … Continue reading

Watermelon suncatcher

When coming to drop or pick up your child have a look at the growing “fruit and vegetable garden” by the green wall! Children were very busy in creating grapes out of crepe paper, apples from origami, vegetable printing and plating their carrots!  Also they had fun in making a “watermelon suncatcher” by squeezing gel, … Continue reading

HANDS ON VEGETABLES!

HANDS ON VEGETABLES!

Surprise and joy appeared on children’s face when they used chopped vegetables as stamps. This hands-on activity fulfilled different learning goals such as: – learning vegetables names (literacy and communication) – finding out the correlation between chopped vegetables and print shapes (creative thinking) – discovering of new colors by mixing (art and science).