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Saturday, 22 June 2013

Wonderful Summer 2 - Grassland (Lesson plan for preschoolers)

Ok, Summer is rainy this year.... If it is rainy day we still can walk to different places!
Today we are going to make a trip to grassland!
Our lessons usually start with reminding what we learn last time. So, we were talking about clothes which we have to wear when we going in very sunny place. I have one child who is allergic to sun screen, so we decided that Don should wear very white and thin parka and hat with  large fields, everyone should remember about bottle with water and sun glasses. Ready? Follow the leader!
At this point we learning walking in line or pairing (older children help younger to walk properly and we usually doing one or two circles around the class room)
Look at this green carpet! What do you think is it? Sure, grass!
We discussed flowers, bugs, insects which we can meet in field.
That is how we started:

Unfortunately, we had very busy time and I did'n have an opportunities to take a picture.
So, just  look at my collection of toys which we use to play "grass country".

In our Journey we  created it step by step with discussion which insects are living in the field, why, how they linked  to each other.( Bee is collecting honey from meadow flowers, grass hopper is green because he has a lot of enemies, flowers are bright and big because there is a lot of sun, lady bug is not green because she has a protection from her enemies) Oh... that was amazing story about field)
Some activities covered Math: comparing sizes of flowers, making pattern,learning colours, counting flowers and lady bug dots.
Also we were listening a sounds of our meadow valley and we also heard COW, SHEEP and GOATS! Why????Because... Discuss it with children! They will be happy to tell you everything they know!!!
Our trip to the grass country happened before Father's day. So we decided to make for our Dads Paper holder "Lady Bug"

Lady Bug has a rock inside , so it is pretty heavy and certainly can protect papers from the wind!

Next time we planned to go to the forest! Hey, you are scared to meet a wolf, aren't you?

So, See you next time!

Some very interesting activities you can find here and here
Join us!


  1. Мила, какие увлекательные занятия вы проводите с детьми! (в нашем образовании сейчас нет термина "занятие" есть "НЕПОСРЕДСТВЕННО ОБРАЗОВАТЕЛЬНАЯ ДЕЯТЕЛЬНОСТЬ"...

  2. Спасибо Алена! ну да стараюсь, старших, я сейчас с 4-5 классом в школе работаю, уже мало чем удивить можно. А эти - ка губка впитывают. Это моя отдушина))

  3. Ух сколько всячины интересной!