This week, we are learning about food that grows on the farm with our preschool curriculum from Experience Preschool (formally Mother Goose Time). We have done some pretty fun activities. We learned about wheat and made homemade bread. We learned about carrots and made a carrot puppet. We learned about corn and made a book about corn. We learned about eggs and the word fragile. One of my favorite days was learning about beans and sorting the beans by color or type. For this post, I am going to focus on the fun preschool art projects we have done while learning about farm food.
Our wheat craft helped us practice scissor skills. We cut off the wheat grains from the paper and glued them to the picture of the bread. The students enjoyed getting to use scissors. We talked about scissor safety and practiced holding the scissors correctly.
Our egg craft was making a baby chick out of pom-poms and paper. We glued eyes to the pom-pom and the students made the beaks and feet out of orange paper. They turned out to be the cutest little chicks. The students named their chick and pretended it was their pet
On bean day, we learned the letter “E”. We played our “I Spy” game and looked for pictures that start with E. When we found one, the students taped a bean to it.
We made a carrot puppet!! These were the cutest craft of the week. We played a little game earlier in the day where the students had to pick a paper carrot and feed it to the pretend horse I made. (It was made with a paper bag and a picture of a horse). When they got their carrot puppet, they wanted to role play what it would be like if the carrot could talk to the horse. What would he say? … A lot of them said, “Don’t eat me!!”
Our corn activity was fun because we got to use paint! We dipped bubble wrap in paint and stamped it on the paper to resemble corn kernels. The students also glued leaves onto their paper to resemble corn husks.
Preschool art can be a little intimidating because it just sounds messy. And, quite frankly, it is messy most of the time; but, the learning that happen when a student creates is worth all the mess.
I love watching the students explore materials and try new things with their art. I love watching them create and I love watching them beam when they are proud of something they have made.
Next week, we will be learning about farming and we may even get to plant our own seeds!
** I receive curriculum from Experience Preschool (formally known as Mother Goose Time) for honest and authentic stories resulting from my daily experiences using the curriculum. This is my 4th year using Mother Goose Time, and I am pleased to promote quality educational learning experiences through play with Experience Preschool with Mother Goose Time!