Montessori education information from a Montessori teacher and Mom. Personal art work and journal entries about my life as a busy Mom of three sons ranging in age from 7 years to 21 years.
My hope: To create a place where parenting questions can be answered and conversations as well as ideas shared.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Transportation Theme Preschool
This week began our summer session. The theme: Transportation
Check out this masterpiece! Hot wheels cars making tracks through yellow and black paint.
The children LOVED this activity and you know me, art outside is always a hit!
There were cars and trucks everywhere! Indoors and out ~ large and small. In the first photo, you can see how I simply taped the table top with masking tape and then drew a broken line down the "roadway" for table top play. This table top activity soon became more with the addition of wooden blocks on the playground. Ramps were constructed, buildings built, even a bridge from the table top to the slide! (sorry no photos).
And of course in the sand table. My suggestion: provide materials that support your theme for outdoor play. AND: Ask your students what they want to learn about!
Next week's theme: Outside the Cardboard Box