This week we are exploring squirrels & acorns! It may be necessary to use faux nuts to complete many of these activities if their are children with nut allergies in your care. On each of my free lesson planning pages you can find a free sample lesson plan, Pre-K Printable Fun products related to the theme, suggestions for your Dramatic Play/Construction centers, book selections, inspiration from our FB Community and recommended activities from around the web.
Add Squirrel dress up items to your Dramatic Play Area, as well as pretend acorns for finding. Add large boxes to create "Nests" in, and nesting materials. Feeling Adventurous? Create a space to hide the acorns in. *Member Tip: Don't have acorns? Print my Acorn page from this weeks activity pack for the children to hunt and find.
Add pretend acorns and squirrel figures to the Construction area this week for some small world fun. Add other forest animals, and trees. *Member Tip: Create your own Thematic blocks. Using packing tape, attach the printable acorns from this weeks printable pack (or Squirrel 3-part cards) to blocks and add them to your dramatic play space.
Invite the children to build nests in the construction space this week! Check out this great squirrel nest provocation from The Curious Kindergarten.
Check out this fabulous Squirrel small world invitation over at Play Trains!
Arts & Crafts Area
Add plenty of Brown and Gray Arts & Crafts items to your Free Art Space this week (Crayons, Paper, etc). Include Photos of Squirrels & Nuts in this space for inspiration. *If you are a member: You can print the 3-part cards from this weeks Activity Pack.