Friday, July 20, 2007

Preschool Themes -- Camping


It has been a busy July here for sure.

With all of the vacation trips going on with family and friends
I thought of this preschool theme that is such a hit with my

It is all about camping but the best part is that it is all indoors and weather isn't a factor! What could be better than that? I call it "camp preschool" and the set up is as much fun as the activities that you can use all week once it is ready.

Camp Preschool

Set up a tent in the classroom--this could be an actual tent if you have it or as simple as a blanket suspended over tables or hung from a ceiling(whatever fits your classroom setting).
Cover the lights with black construction paper to create a night effect and hang branches from artificial Christmas trees from the ceiling. The darkened effect and branches make it feel like the forest and the children love the atmosphere it creates!

You can bring in real wood logs or have the children sit around the "fire",a few small branches with red, yellow or orange tissue paper stuffed in them.

Use this setting the rest of the week for story time, snack time... The possibilities are endless.

Enjoy this idea and check back for more.

Until next time,


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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We also did this in my 3' class! We set up a tent and added backpacks, a sleeping bag, a childsized raincoats, caps, stuffed animals such as squirrels, beavers, skunks, etc. We also added a toy fishing rod (no hooks!!) and paper fish with a paper clip attached. We left it up for 2 weeks and plan to move it outside when the weather turns warm.