Little Ms. Sassy Pants has her own preschool curriculum and every month when it comes she runs screaming through the house in excitement. How can you not love that? First, it comes in a box that looks like a schoolbus. Then when you open it up it is FILLED with pre-made daily packets that include art projects, games, and tons of other hands on activities. Like the monthly subscription boxes but 1000x better because there is so much more inside and they are learning!! They are worth the small investment and we love our Mother Goose Time boxes, if you want to see what you get every month check it out HERE. Today we made a pine cone bird feeder.
This month our theme is NATURE DETECTIVES and has included fun things like a nature journal, feather manipulatives, and a counting game. But our favorite thing so far these first few weeks was the Pine Cone Birdfeeder. We have a love affair with our backyard birds anyway so this project was perfect for us.
Pine Cone Birdfeeder
To begin when I introduce a new activity I like to set it out on a tray for a couple of reasons; It defines her workspace and contains the mess. It also kind of gives projects a special feeling. So I set out the supplies provided by Mother Goose Time– a pinecone, birdseed, and yarn. All I had to add was peanut butter- so easy for me to prepare !
Since we have done this project in the past I didn’t have to explain it to Little Ms. She just went with it on her own- layering on peanut butter, birdseed, and finally tying the string.
She loves hands on projects and ones like this are great for fine motor skills, coordination, and of course some practical life skills. See how hard she concentrates?
Our day also included looking through some bird books on the rug like this one while we talked about what birds eat and more. We have several books that get a lot of action during the week- Birds, Nest & Eggs and A Nest Full of Eggs.
If you are looking for a curriculum for your preschooler that is almost ready to use right out of the box, full of hands on activities, and teaches your child about counting, letters, and the world around them, then Mother Goose Time is for you.
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