We’ve had a busy start to the year. We’ve added a new baby and started packing for the big move to the new house. Through all of it we have continued to homeschool with our Mother Goose Time Preschool Curriculum. Here are a few of our favorite moments from our recently completed dinosaur themed box, Dinosaur Dig!
As is always the case, the Creative Art activities were a huge hit!
Invitation to Create
The kids adore having process based art projects to complete. With a few simple directions (like keep your materials on your tray and don’t paint your brother), the kids are able to create and explore different mediums with little to no adult interference.
Several of our favorite invitations to create from Dinosaur Dig were already featured here, but there are a couple others the kids wanted to share.
We had fun creating dinosaurs out of shapes.
We designed our very own dinosaur eggs in a variety of patterns.
We built models of dinosaur skeletons using pasta noodles and glue.
Make and Play
Being able to play with something you create is a huge highlight of Mother Goose Time’s program. As as an added benefit the projects are typically made out of paper or other biodegradable materials, which means no permanent objects I have to find more room to store when we are done playing.
We created musical instruments (egg shakers) and got down to some dino-tunes.
We made dinosaur puppets. Some were used to create stories
Others were combined with our skeleton creative arts project for some interesting dinosaur themed window decor.
We made erupting volcanoes which were perfect for creating our very own dinosaur theme park.
Mother Goose Time gives us plenty of practice with letters and introductory phonics, but there is so much more. Puzzles, games, books, and interactive stories made the highlights reel this month.
We read and danced to Jurassic Jam, the book included for the month.
We sorted and played with the magnets that accompanied Jurassic Jam.
We recognized sequence and used it to create and solve puzzles.
We matched dinosaur silhouettes and established patterns.
We had so much fun counting this month! We used our new skills to play games, solve introductory word problems, and even utilize our first graph.
We counted all the Momma dinosaurs, Daddy dinosaurs, and their babies; eggs and hatchlings.
This was the coolest! We played the card game “war” without numbers. The card with more dinosaurs won each hand.
These introductory board games are so much fun.
We solved some word problems using our math manipulatives, which were of course miniature dinosaurs.
Officially this was a language activity,but it was also an awesome first graphic lesson for my littles!
Dinosaur Dig was a fabulous theme for my kids.
They had so much fun with all the activities.
We learned a ton as we played together as a family.