Good morning! Here are three invitations for preschoolers today.
Language/Literacy Invitation: Puppet Theater Story
Your child can use sock puppets, paper bag puppets, or other puppets or stuffed animals to act out a story they have imagined. If you want to extend the activity, you can work with your child to turn a larger cardboard box into a puppet theater. Your child might also appreciate having someone write down their story and read it back while they act it out with the puppets.
In this invitation, children are working with language and literacy skills and concepts, and building their creative expression skills.
Large Motor/Adventure Invitation: Listening adventure
Your child can go on this adventure sitting in a box in the middle of the living room, walking around the backyard, or out with you in the neighborhood. Before you go, ask them what they think they will hear. Then ask them to sit or walk quietly and see what they can hear. When you get back, or their sitting time is up, reflect on the sounds together. Were there birds? Cars? A train whistle?
This adventure invites children to make predictions and carry out an experiment to see if they are correct. It also asks them to be quiet for a moment and use their ears to experience the world.
Art Invitation: Sculpting dough/clay
What has your child been interested in lately? How can they create that using clay/play dough? It will be easier to sculpt with clay, but play dough or salt dough also work. Maybe they can use the clay to create a rainbow? Or a person dancing? Or a flower?