Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Preschool Activity: Bugs and Critters

I love to paint with the kids.
For this project we used apples for paint brushes.

I cut out a stack of round circle papers and let the kids use cut up apples as stamps for their art.

The caterpillars turned out pretty cute, don't you think?

For this week, my friend also did this caterpillar art project with the kids:
She and the kids had a discussion about
"Oval" starts with "O"
They made a caterpillar out of a series of Ovals!

Pretty clever, don't you think?

And, of course, we shared The Very Hungary Caterpillar with the kids.
This book covers the concept of change an animal will go through in maturity.
The book also takes the kids through a series of counting exercises.
(counting fruits, counting foods)

And, don't worry, we talked about spiders too ;)
It is Halloween, right?
The kids each gathered four pipe cleaners and twisted them in the middle to make an eight legged creatures which we hung up outside:

spooky, eh?

Tomorrow we have a halloween party planned for our little preschoolers!
I'm pretty stoked ;)

Lesson Targets:
Fine Motor skills: Painting and twisting pipe cleaner
Gross Motor skills: Hanging up web and "spiders" outside
Conceptual: Colors
Science: Discussion of change and growth in a butterfly
Math: Counting spider legs
Reading: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

I'd like to add this post to a SITS link-up featuring Halloween crafts like our spiders!


Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek said...

So fun! Adam has been painting at daycare/preschool, but we don't have any paint at home so I put it on his Christmas list.

urban craft said...

I adore you little projects. i know my little guy is gonna love the hungry caterpillar the most. Thanks!

Liz said...

I'm loving all these kiddie projects you're having!

My name is Becka said...

I love the creepy spiders!

Holly said...

Adorable...the spiders are my favorite (but I do love them all).


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