I have a confession to make – we still
haven’t gotten through these. You guys, I haven’t changed our shelves in two weeks. At all. And on Wednesday, I went to bed at 18.30. Immediately after getting Mr. Toddler settled. Craziness. I was thinking a short nap, but well, didn’t even end up eating dinner. I guess even Mommy’s need to sleep every now and again.
Today, I am still sharing the presentation for my Hibernation printables. This is my take on some simple science (zoology) themed shelves for preschoolers and toddlers. I kept the topic broad, and basically tried to introduce Mr. Toddler to the animals that hibernate with as much of a Montessori twist as I could pull off!
I finally got these works up on the shelves yesterday, but because we haven’t worked through them, I’m not terribly sure what Mr. Toddler will think. I do have a feeling, based on his excitement as I was setting up, that they will be successful – as in he adores animals, but I can’t tell you all how well he worked with them as we only covered a few.
Actually, yesterday, I even started on our Christmas themed activities. And winter themed activities. Printables are laminated, cut and waiting for velcro! I am SO excited. Seriously, loads of freebies will be coming your way so stay tuned!
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All of the printables you see here are available at the bottom of this post in Russian and ENGLISH!
Science activities for preschoolers:
Letter discovery basket and matching
I loved putting this one together. It’s my favourite of all of the activities below, but I just had so much fun! We went on a nature walk (like we do pretty much every day!), collected some supplies, and dispersed some squirrel and acorn letters in the bin.
Mr. Toddler could use the tweezers or his hands if he preferred to remove each letter and match it to the letter mat on the left. So much fun. So much learning! This was also the only one we had a chance to really work on.
Same idea. Simpler presentation. We’ve been working so much on letters. Everyday, he asks for his letters!
Okay, one more take on the same exact printable. Oh my gosh, did I say Mr. Toddler loves letters? Right, just about ten times.
I knew that Mr. Toddler wouldn’t be ready for this one when I made it, but I do like the idea. What we’ll be doing is that I’ll ask him to identify the numbers and place a chestnut on it. And chestnuts work because squirrels eat them, so hibernation…? I didn’t really have the best manipulatives on hand for this unit, but I don’t want to wait to use it until I got some more. I think it works 😉
Mr. Toddler has been loving using this hole puncher. It’s in the shape of a bear and he has been obsessed. I included it on our shelves, but it’s already been out for a while. He’s also been obsessed with scissors, so we have been practicing cutting up scrap pieces of paper or read newspapers, as well.
This one was pretty easy for Mr. Toddler, but I want to work on teaching him the name of each shape. I’m thinking some pre-reading cards will do the trick for us, so you’ll probably see those soon!
And here we are! Freebie time! Here are the links to all of the printables I used!
More animal themed posts
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