A Little Bit of Dirt - Part ONE

A Little Bit of Dirt - Part ONE

Looking for a great resource to add to your collection of preschool outdoor activities? 

Look no further.

Click on the title below to get directed to this Amazon Affiliate direct link to the book "A Little Bit Of Dirt" by, Asia Citro.

The other morning, my preschooler grabbed, "A Little Bit of Dirt", and flung himself onto the couch. "Mom, I am going to find us an activity to do today", he said. 

And he did. I promise you, my best posts come from my preschooler's variation of what I originally had in mind. Yet again, a sweet reminder to "go with it".

This is the age for exploration, not drill, practice, repeat. 

Activity Chosen: Nature Sensory Bottles

Once my preschooler made his selection, we headed outdoors to see, touch, listen, and engage with every aspect of the outdoors. 

What I love most about this book is that almost every activity begins with an exploration. You preschooler must begin by searching outside for their materials, rather than through the aisles of Hobby Lobby. (Now, I love me some Hobby Lobby, but my son loves him some outdoor life.)

Explore the Outdoors:

Why Explore the Outdoors? 

Okay, so this one is obvious.

  • Sensory
  • Fine Motor
  • Independence
  • Vitamin D

But if you are curious of the literal academic reasons why:

By Kindergarten, children will be asked to, with guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.

Heading outside to gather the supplies needed will enable your preschooler to better recall the information from the activity, along with make connections from self to text. 

You will notice that both boys got involved. One boy is 3 years and the other is 21 months. With the little guy, there was a lot of dumping. - and that is okay!

As if the collecting and exploring were not enough of an activity, there is more...

Tune Tuesday evening to see what we did after the collection. 

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Here are direct Amazon Affiliate links to three books written by Asia Citro:

We want to hear what you think! Try any of our activities, and tag us on social media! @dayswithgrey

 

 

 

 

A Little Bit of Dirt - Part Two Extension

A Little Bit of Dirt - Part Two Extension

Name Recognition Using Cardboard

Name Recognition Using Cardboard