Thursday, January 17, 2019

Rainy Day Gym Activities

We were able to use the gym and do all sorts of games and activities during our rainy afternoon. A few children worked on an alphabet train puzzle singing the ABC song to find out which puzzle piece came next. Some children decided to draw pictures for their family and a large group of children played two new games called Red Light, Yellow Light, Green Light, Blue Light, Purple Light and What Time Is It Mr. Wolf?

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

What Do We Do When It Rains?

This week is going to be a wet one! When it rains we have a few options. Sometimes we go to the gym and get lots of space to run around. Sometimes we go to the hall across the yard. Yesterday the children played tea party while in Caroll Hall. Today, some children continued that play. However, Caroll Hall has lots of space! Children have playdough to exercise their hands. We bring over paper and markers to support their interest in art. We bring over the balls we use in P.E. to support their interest in physical activity and encourage gross motor movement. We also bring megablocks and puzzles to support spatial awareness.  Children can still explore different materials, but also have time to run around with their friends!

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Rainy Day Tea Party

This week we have been utilizing our indoor spaces to stay dry from the rain. In Caroll Hall, the children set up a tea party called the Hello Kitty Cafe. Alanna, Emery, Isaiah,  and Violet took turns pouring each other lemonade, apple juice, and three different types of pie! This activity supports language development and social interactions as the children take on different roles in their pretend play.