Our February Mother Goose Time theme is It’s a Small World. This theme is one of my favorites! I thought I’d show you around our “room” or what’s in our space, currently. Read on for Around our Room Small World Preschool Theme.
A few things:
- I work in my main living space.
- It’s small.
- It’s not perfect.
- I’m guilty of having a lot available at once.
- I have a lot of bins and shelves to label. I can’t keep up.
- It works.
- We’re busy.
- It’s fun!
Around our Room ~ Small World Preschool Theme
This is at the end of the kitchen/living room: our art table which is also used for snack and meal time. We also have our sensory bin in front the china cabinet. This table can be pulled out so more friends can play at the same time. There’s currently valentine rice in the sensory bin. And all over the floor. This is normal.
Our mobile is over the table. It is one of the best things I’ve ever bought. It’s a great way to display and decorate in small space. It’s very versatile. It has never fallen down or been pulled down, amazingly. Our suitcases (lacing and name spelling activity) are displayed on it currently. Felt boards are shown on the table are from the Mother Goose Time Small World Toy Box. On the wall, you can also see our map mazes and heart map art.
On the china cabinet, there’s an orange tray that holds our Jurassic Plants from last month. We planted bean seeds that are now starting to grow.
A closer look at felt boards are shown on the table are from the Mother Goose Time Small World Toy Box.
Fridge Phonics magnets on our magnetic wall. I made this by the way, by attaching sheet metal (cut to size at a shop) at the end of my kitchen cabinet. It was a space that was very unused – such a waste! It’s a perfect spot for a magnetic board. I cut and glued on the trim – I’m not happy that you can see the glue at the bottom, but well, that’s what you get when you do it yourself and you’ve never done it before. Love it overall, an excellent use of space for us.
Our writing/art shelf
- colored masking tape
- colored pencils
- multicultural crayons
- rock crayons
- glue sticks & paste bottles
- small hole punch
- color/alphabet/number word cards
- scrap paper, left over materials from Mother Goose Time kits, and stickers, tickets
- jumbo magnetic letters
Our music basket: (it changes each month)
- frog instrument
- rhythm sticks
- drum book
- Guiro wooden instrument from Mother Goose Time Small World Toy Box
Our three drawers contain:
- Scarves for dramatic play or music & movement
- More dress up clothing
- Circle Mats for circle time & Let’s Get Moving Activity Mats
Our science shelf is very simple right now – just these three observation bottles from the Science Museum we visited in St. Paul last weekend. They are very popular!
Our Library & Quiet Corner
- Panda puppet from the Mother Goose Time Small World Toy Box
- CD player with Small World CD – the children turn this off and on as they like
- stuffed animals
- blanket, pillows
Panda puppet from the Mother Goose Time Small World Toy Box – he’s so cute and his mouth moves!
Books we like:
Stir Fry Slicing Set the Mother Goose Time Small World Toy Box
More Multicultural Foods Play Sets
- Chinese Food Set
- Japanese Food Set
- Hispanic Food Set
- Multiethnic Food Puzzles (6)
- Multicultural Breads Basket
Melissa & Doug Wood Airplane from the Mother Goose Time Small World Toy Box, play money, maps, and money wallets from week 1.
Suitcases – the red one is from the thrift store (a perfume set case) and the blue & green one is from Land of Nod set of 3
Some of our toys:
Sorting Suit case from Mother Goose Time Small World Toy Box
Sorting hearts from Etsy shop House Mountain Natural
In the basket:
- Friendship Club Kids – globe with dolls set
- TOOB World Landmarks
- Melissa & Doug Neighborhood People Set
- Landmark photo cards from It’s a Small World Mother Goose Time theme kit
Flags from All Nations I recycled a yogurt container to hold the flags. Using Modge Podge and Scholastic flyers, covered the outside. Then I punched holes in the lid for the flag sticks to be pushed through. Works great!
Our circle time area
Dress up clothing that I found at thrift stores. If you look often, you can find pieces that represent various cultures.