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This week we started our new theme from Experience Early Learning: Birds and Eggs. We always start every month off by writing our names on new nametags. This month’s nametag is an egg. We had a lot of fun decorating our nametags with different patterns. There was one nametag for each member of our family.
While I was getting the art activity ready, my older child read the story of the month to my preschooler. I checked two things off my list: Reading with my 1st grader and reading to my preschooler! Experience Early Learning writes and prints their own books that go along with each theme. This Book, “Hello Bird” by Leslie Falconer, is an interactive story. It was so fun! The story had us do things like knocking on the barn three times, or tickling the robins red breast.
For art, we made a bird’s nest. My preschooler created her nest from the materials I had and her own imagination. She got to decide what she wanted inside her nest. She decided to make 10 eggs. My older daughter wanted to create baby birds that already hatched from the eggs to go inside her nest. We had fun creating our nests and the eggs and birds that we put inside it.
Our last activity that we did was to create a nest working together using feathers and craft sticks. We took turns rolling the cube and picking that many feathers or that many craft sticks. Our nest turned out really good! We practiced counting and adding as we created our nest.
We had so many fun learning experiences this week while learning about nests and eggs. We created patterns on our nametags, practiced writing our names, learned how to read other family members names, interacted with a story, used our own imaginations, counted and added sticks together, and worked together to create something bigger.
On other days, we got to dance together, use different materials to paint, play with play dough, learn the letter N, match uppercase letters, search for the color white, practice counting to 10 while doing gross motor movements, and so much more!
We are excited to continue to learn about birds and eggs throughout this month.