This morning the children were surrounded by dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. We had a great time exploring, everything from what types of foods dinosaurs ate to how they protected themselves. We read a few stories, explored some replica dinosaur fossils and made our own dinosaur footprints in play dough.
One of the stories we read told about a dinosaur family that had gotten stuck in the mud. Of course we had to recreate the story with our art. Each child chose a dinosaur to paint with. We walked the dinosaurs through our brown paint (mud) and made messy footprints all over our papers. There was a lot of great story recall happening as we stamped away!
Our fine motor muscles got a workout today as well. Many of the children can now successfully roll play dough into little balls. It may seem like a simple task but it takes a lot of practice to master. We had some cute play dough mats to work on today that asked the children to roll dinosaur eggs to place in the dinosaur's nest. Many also made play dough fossils prints.
Here you will find little snippets of our days together. When my children were in preschool and would come home I would always ask, "So, what did you do today?". All they ever said was, "Played." That didn't tell me much. I hope this blog will be a place to share what we have done and help you ask more directed questions of your child. You will see first hand just what we do after you kiss your little one goodbye in the morning. It will also be a great place to visit and see just how much your child has grown and learned throughout the year.