One of the things I love the most about teaching the five senses is that it lends itself so naturally to hands on exploration. We continued to use our hands, ears, nose, mouth and eyes to learn about our surroundings. The simple activity of popping popcorn had the children very eager to participate! We sat together and listened as the kernels began to pop. We watched them fall out of the machine and into a bowl. We felt them in our hands. Some were still warm. We smelled the fresh popcorn and finally tasted it. Many of my little friends came back for second and third helpings.
We also enjoyed making a texture collage and playing in shaving cream. It was a day dedicated to sensory fun!
Shaving cream is a great tool. We can practice writing our letters, numbers, shapes etc. with our fingers. An added bonus is that is a quick clean up only requiring a rinse. A little nervous about touching it to begin with, the children all dove in and enjoyed the cool foam between their fingers. Some were up to their elbows in no time!
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.