Our M is for Moose preschool fun day with A to Zoo Animals theme from Mother Goose Time was a hit! I like a good theme – it’s an easy way to capture children’s attention and focus on specifics. It’s fun to gather all our related items and review each letter of the alphabet.
M is for Moose Preschool Activities
The daily topic posters are awesome for introducing our theme of the day. There’s always a wonderful photo plus text, which I think is important. I explained that moose are huge animals that eat leaves, grass, and twigs. Male moose grow large antlers than can be used to defend against predators.
The Moose Antler Game is a table top math activity that helps the children with number concepts, focusing on numbers 1-6. It’s pretty easy for most of my group but that doesn’t mean they didn’t want to play the game! Just arranging the sticks on the moose’s head to make creative antlers was popular.
You can also make the game more challenging by using the materials to make addition or subtraction problems.
Another suggestion from the teacher guide was to create symmetrical antlers by arranging the sticks on one side and copying the same design on the other.
Our friendly moose in the forest provides interest and extra play materials for letter M.
Most of the children in my group are ready for writing and spelling so we used the daily topic poster as a guide for something writing practice. I have these fun wood letters (from Michael’s – they are considered a “vase filler”) that make the word touchable.
After he wrote MOOSE I encouraged him to try writing it again with the lowercase letters. And he did.
Here’s an interesting questions – What do you think it would feel like to walk around with heavy antlers on your head?
To make the moose headband, each child traced their hands on the tan paper provided by Mother Goose Time for this fun Make & Play. I helped the little ones.
Then we cut out the hand and arm tracings to make the antlers.
Super cute little moose running through my house!
I love that Mother Goose Time provides simple materials and activities such as these M is for Moose preschool fun activities for children to learn with. Teaching preschoolers is easy with their creative ideas and suggestions for helping children grow and develop. It’s easy for me to pull it all together and present an exciting day of activities and we all love it!