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It’s a Small World

We’ve been busy with lots of fun activities, but I was sick for 2-3 weeks of February so I’m just getting caught up!

In February our theme was “It’s a Small World” using the Mother Goose Time curriculum. Many of the materials came from the theme kit.

Here’s a highlight of our month:

Passport sticker books {from Oriental Trading}:


Graphing where we’d like to visit.  To make these places more real, (although we learned more about them throughout the month) I look up videos on YouTube or National Geographic. My group was really intrigued with the Grand Canyon.graphing2

Flags of all nations {from Oriental Trading}: the flags are available every day for the kids to play with as they like but somehow we’ve gotten into the “marching song” where we march with the “Ants Go Marching” song & carry a flag. Some of the kids have a favorite flag they choose. A 4-year-old calls one the “soda flag”. Can you see why? : )

I used a yogurt container {that I decoupaged with Scholastic flyers a long time ago} with a lid & pushed the sticks through the top to hold the flags.

flags for preschool play

Playing a global matching card game:

global matching cards

Train/bus/airplane travel seems more real with tickets.


Fun multicultural hats {from Oriental Trading}


I do not see them on their site anymore?


Cutting & pasting our “great walls”

great wall cutting

Building a “Great Wall” with blocks

great wallgreat wall 2

Another Great Wall & Tower

great wall 3

Carnival Masks:


Camel Puppets with “Alice the Camel” songcamel puppets

Dramatic play hammering nails “building” – this super safe pounding set is from Lakeshore Learning


Painting drums with large Q-tipspainted drums

Building pyramids with plastic cupspyramids

Rocks & water play


building towers


Waterfall streamers

waterfall streamers


Thursday 8th of March 2012

Thank you!

James, Elise, and Nathan

Thursday 8th of March 2012

Amazing! You come up with great ideas!