This week we studied nests and animal homes. Caleb is our local animal expert and knows the names of animals that I did not know even existed- so he was excited about this one. I was for sure he was going to have to teach me this week, but we actually learned a lot that he didn’t already know. The theme from our curriculum was “God takes good care of me”. So we talked about how He takes care of the birds and how much more He will take care of us.
This week I did what I like to call, a reverse sensory experience. Usually with our sensory bins I get together all the stuff and present it to them in a cute way that goes along with the theme and then they take it apart and play. This week I gave Caleb 2 boxes of “supplies”, had him collect some big branches from outside, and let him build his own animal habitat on a piece of left over canvas. He loved this and spent hours perfecting it. He is very particular, creative, and thinks like an engineer, so activities like this are great for him.
Here are the rest of our projects from this unit. We used my first designed play dough mat for our textile letter lesson. I have decided to make a whole series of these to go along with each unit in our My Father’s World Curriculum. They were kind enough to give me permission to share them with you, so you can download this weeks, right here. And stay tuned for more, as well as some other printables for tots who are wanting to learn along with their older siblings!
We also used this printable to play memory matching the animals to their homes. I just printed them, laminated them, cut them out as cards, and made one to one matches (there are multiples so you have to cut some of the animals out). We flipped them over and played memory SEVERAL times, and of course Caleb won all the games!
So that was our week, hope yours was as fun and crazy as ours was!