We are always looking for new preschool ideas.
This is one that can be done outside on a hot summer day or inside when the weather keeps you indoors. It encourages socialization skills, sharing, and fun--what could be better?!
Thanks to Debs for sending this in to share with everyone.
What's in the Ice? An Ice Adventure
Here is an activity the children really enjoyed and can be used in or outdoors.
During the morning session the children were encouraged to put plastic insects and bugs into tupperware containers. They filled them with water and put them into the freezer .
When they were frozen we put them in the water tray with childrens' tools (plastic hammers, screwdrivers) water cans, etc. There was a good level of interest, conversation and turn taking. The children enjoyed this activity and had lots of fun finding the bugs.
NOTE: If you have half days you can freeze the bugs one day, and do the activity the next.
If you have ideas to share, send them along and I'll post them here for all of us to use and enjoy.
P.S. If you like these ideas be sure to check out my Preschool Lesson Plans:
Friday, July 11, 2008