Saturday, October 3, 2009

Preschool Curriculum Ideas - Fall, Apples and Counting

I find it easiest to use seasonal plans when creating my preschool curriculum ideas. For fall here in New England the ideas for my preschool class are numerous.

A favorite for sure are apples and foliage. One of my readers sent in this preschool idea recently and it takes both of these themes and uses them for counting, color recognition, shape recognition and most important, a hands on learning project. Give it a try!

Apples, Colors and Counting

This project was completed with a class of 3 and 4 yr olds.

1. Cut out a large apple using white card stock paper.
2. Depending on the number you are working on with your students, use that number for the activity. You can use the number 3 for 3 yr olds and the number 11 with 4 yr olds.
3. For each child, cut out:
A. 11 red circles for each child
B. 1 brown stem for each child
C. 1 green leaf for each child

Have each child pick up their own red circle and have them count out load (you will be assessing one to one correspondence).

Pick up one brown stem and one green leaf (ask the student to tell you the color of each…assessing color recognition)

Have student glue the stem and leaf on white card stock apple.
Now have your student glue the designated number of apples on the card stock apple.
Have student use crayon to color stem and green leaf on each of the apples.

Send the apples home, or put in their portfolio, or place on the classroom wall.

If you like these preschool curriculum ideas, check out the other ideas in the Preschool Planner.

There are Two Editions now for the Preschool Planner: Basic or Platinum.

If you prefer lessons which have ideas for the Toddler Age, go here to the second volume of lessons. There is an entire bonus section devoted to TODDLERS.

Send me any ideas you would like to share and I will post them on my Blog.


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