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Sunday, 18 August 2013

Vacation, vacation!

"Why did you come with this backpack?
Why do you wear this hat?
Why are you wearing sunglasses?"
Children bombarded me with a million question!
"Guess why?"
"I know! You are going for vacation!"

Yes! We are going together! And this is our ticket! 

So, let's start!

Turn on an Engines!
Spread wings!

"Let's do left turn, let's do right turn! Shake a wings! and land!
Hey! there is our suit case. Let's look what is inside:

At this point children can guess what is inside and you may take it out, or just put on the floor and ask children questions what belongs to things for vacations, what belongs to girls, to boys, why we don't need winter hat, what is flippers, why we doing snorkelling, what is missing for snorkelling and many others.
Give them a chance to dress up and play!

sometimes happens like that

 Now we ready to go to the beach!

I used sand paper to make a beach and my favourite wrapping paper to create a water. There are some real shells and some plastic toys to let children to discuss what we can find on the beach. I also used a wonderful book "What lives in the shell?" by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld  and flash cards about beach.

We can find gigantic shells on the beach and hear sound of the sea inside!

Some shells include pearls, and we discuss how may it happen...

This is my favourite part - we are popping the bubbles on wrapping paper !

and counting rocks.... No, we still popping bubbles)))

We also were listening and guessing sound of the sea and ocean: seagulls, waves on the beach, waves on the rocks,(what is difference), ships sounds(bell and siren)....

We had a beautiful vacation on the beach!


I enjoyed our vacations with children, but this part of my lesson I failed.....
My idea was to used a send play dough for sculpturing. I found a couple recipes in internet and they sounded good. Yes, I tried it day before and I made this star fish, which actually wasn't too bad...

But next day play dough wasn't working( On my luck, I had a few pieces of play dough, so we made our shells with regular play dough.
If you have any ideas about sand play dough I will very appreciate your contribution to my lesson plan!


Hey, everyone!
Next time we are going under the water! Join our under sea trip!


  1. Мила, это просто здорово! Отпечатки ракушек, звуки моря, отличная идея!

    1. Очень хочется поиграться с песочным тестом, я много ссылок встречала в интернете, но все как-то не очень убедительно. А еще хотелось песочных елочек настроить, побоялась что много грязи будет и хозяйка детсада будет недовольна. Идея проста - миска с песком и водой и поднос.