I received curriculum from Mother Goose Time for honest and authentic stories resulting from my daily experiences in using the curriculum. I applied to be an official Mother Goose Time blogger and will continue to share my experiences throughout the 2014/15 school year.
I’m excited to be an ambassador for Mother Goose Time! I’ve been using their curriculum for most of the 10 years I’ve been in the child care business. I find it saves me a lot of time and is fun for the kids. Also, it has a very professional presentation for the parents – they are all very excited about our activities. The following is a review of the Weather All Around Us Mother Goose Time Curriculum from October.
I will be blogging more in detail of our weekly activities in November when we start the Rainforest Adventure theme, but I want to share some of what we did in October with the Weather All Around Us theme. It was a great month of learning!
The following photos are just highlights of week 1- the curriculum includes much more! Some of these ideas are mine that I added for my group.
Week 1: Weather
Rays of the Sun Game (I guess this activity was actually on the day we covered Summer). Pick a number & count out the number of rays for the sun.
Playing with scarves, ribbons and a fan to create wind! This activity was a big hit.
Cloud dough (cornstarch & hair conditioner)
Cloud sculptures made with cornstarch noodles, (Magic Nuudles) hanging on our mobile
“Clouds” Shaving cream sensory play
Painting letter C with “clouds” – Fiberfill clipped to a clothespin
What can we pull on a sled?
Decorating sleds with snowflake stamps
Rain & Rainbows
Raindrop painting with droppers & liquid watercolors
Finished raindrop clouds
After making raindrops on our clouds, we used a piece of paper to make a print since the clouds were very wet with paint. After it dried, we glued the cloud frame over top. I asked each child “If it’s raining and you can’t play outside, what would you do instead?” I loved this answer from a 3 year old!
Coloring letter R with rainbow crayons
There’s so much more included in the Mother Goose Time Curriculum – this was just a few highlights from week one! Watch for more to come.