Exploring the Five Senses

This week’s Preschool Steam Lab was centered around the five senses. We began the day with a brief and simple lesson about the five senses. We talked about each sense, what they do, and how it works. Then we played a game of guess the sound and what do you see. The kids really enjoyed listening to sounds and then seeing if they were correct in their guesses or not. We spent a little bit of time talking about how our senses keep us safe, before moving on to our experimentation stations. Continue reading

Seeing our Shadows – Storytime

Since this Saturday is Groundhog’s Day (in which we are sure to have six more weeks of winter), I decided to attempt a shadow storytime this week.

The first book I read was Smoot: A Rebellious Shadow by Michelle Cuevas. This book is so lovely, and it has some wordless pages that leave a lot of chance for talking with the kiddos. It is a bit long, but the kids sat through this book like champs (though I should note that half of them were school kids who had the day off thanks to the polar vortex)!

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