Still on the game theme this week, we made our own version of an oldie but goodie that is high on our list of the most requested games to play on a hot summer day. Just as you could have predicted, I turned it into an educational summer craft that was both easy and fun to make. And then it became one of our favorite games.
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When I think of summer crafts I think of the outdoors, nature, scavenging for unusual collectibles and displaying them in a special way. In my classroom we have a nature table that changes with the seasons. The children love the long walks we take together to hunt out our treasures. They’re such a hit that we usually have to take several before everyone will concede that our corner seasonal display is overflowing. The only season we don’t really get to develop is summer. School is over before summer really begins.
As a preschool teacher and mother of 3, I’m always with children. And when I’m not, I’m usually thinking about them while planning the next day’s games and activities. I love to have fun with them in open, creative ways. But it’s important that it’s always with an educational angle and my goals clearly defined. Successful school projects are great treats to bring home to my eager bunch. Their feedback is valuable and the hours we spend together in constructive, creative play is enriching and satisfying for all of us.