Working with a preschooler is so fun. They love to get their hands on things and learn thru play! One of the great tools you can use when teaching a preschooler are Plastic Pattern Blocks. There are many things you can use them to teach. I have put together 11 preschool pattern block lessons you can teach with pattern blocks.
Solar System Science Project
We had so much fun learning the Letter I this week as part of our letter a week lessons. I hope you are ready for a treat!
I is for Insect.
We studied insects first. We read The Very Hungry Caterpillar for this and really enjoyed it. I know there is some debate about whether a caterpillar is an insect but either way, a butterfly is so we went ahead. After we read The Very Hungry Caterpillar we went on an insect hunt in the back yard. We found many butterflies and C had a ton of fun chasing them around the yard.
I is for Inuit
We had a fun little experiment where we put ice on a black piece of paper and a white piece of paper. We then put them in the sun to see which would melt first.
Spoonful.com has a great recipe that I followed.What you will need
- Ice cubes I used about 1 tray.
- 1 cup half and half
- 1/2 cup salt – I used Morton Ice Cream Salt
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 pint-size ziplock bag
- 1 gallon-size ziplock bag
- Chocolate chips! – You don’t have to but they are so yummy with this!
- You will mix vanilla, sugar, and half & half in the smaller pint sized bag.
- Pour your salt in your larger bag with the ice.
- Seal your smaller bag well and put it inside your larger bag.
- Close the larger bag.
- Shake like crazy! – Seriously, your child will be shaking this bag for a little bit so get them going.
- You can check your ice cream for consistency and when it is the way you want it you can add in your chocolate chips.
- Serve with a spoon or pour into a bowl and enjoy!