Thursday, February 16, 2012

Preschool Themes - Snow Day at Preschool

I absolutely love "theme days" in my classroom. I start talking about the preschool themes a couple of days ahead to set the stage and get their imaginations going.

All of the day's activities focus on the theme using fine motor skills, gross motor, memory, and social skills of taking turns, paying attention and most of all having fun experiences.

Here is a theme day that one of my readers shared recently and it is a great example. With the lack of snow this year in the US this is just what we need to bring back the feel of winter. Thanks for sharing this with us all.

“Snow Day at Preschool”

Everything for the day had a snow theme.

Snack time - We ate snowballs for snack. These are popcorn balls – made just like Rice Krispie treats but with popcorn instead of Rice Krispies.

Catching Bubbles - We blew bubbles inside and pretended like it was snowing. Try to catch and pop the bubbles as they fall.

Gross Motor Skills- we had a “bilibo” center and pretended to sled around the room in bilibo’s (using huge large motor skill). (These are such fun to have in your center. If you don't know about bilibo chairs you can check them out online. They are versatile hard plastic chairlike toys used to promote balance and gross motor skills.

Art-We glued scrunched up pieces of white tissue paper on blue or black construction paper and made a snow storm picture.

Circle Time- We read “The Snowy Day” by Ezra Jack Keats.

If you like this preschool theme activity, check out the other ideas in the Preschool Planner.

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

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


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