This Simple Bear Craft is perfect for an art table. The activity combines sensorial, or pre-math ideas, with the art, too, by utilizing circles only in the creation of this sweet bear. Kids will have fun making their very own bear and might just want to learn a bit more about the hibernators! A great […]
These posts cover authentic AMS Montessori zoology lessons.
I had a blast with this study of spiders & their webs! Okay, my kids may have had a good time, too. There is so much hands-on learning with spiders. This insect makes a fantastic study for preschoolers. Study of Spiders I was on a playground supervising outdoor time. The children found a spider web […]
An incident with my sons (almost 3.5 and 5) led me to create this mini-unit with loads of ant activities for preschoolers! Ant Activities for Preschoolers My sons turned over a rock. Then, copious amounts of ants scurried out from their home. My sons reacted in a way that didn’t surprise me, but they didn’t react well. […]
Slugs fascinate me. They bombard our yard here in the oft gloomy Seattle area. Slugs attack my vegetable garden. I refuse to be angry because slugs have a place. My 2 and 3.5 year old are intrigued by slugs and excited to examine them. This post includes a slug unit. I want to keep it that […]
Yes! Preschool zoology is a real thing! How do you talk to young children about big words like vertebrates & invertebrates? Here is a tip: Preschool zoology doesn’t have to be overwhelming in its terms. When introducing Vertebrates and Invertebrates, for example, to preschoolers that use simple descriptive words and phrases and “real” objects (like Safari Toobs) to […]
Kids are curious about how animals survive in the cold weather. The question is a good one and prompts thinking and more questions such as “how do the animals find food?” Hibernation, especially, is a fascinating topic to discuss with children and covers a wide array of subjects. I created a winter animals preschool theme. […]