Dirt Box Learning Activities

We love a box of dirt around here, and there is so much learning that can take place with a box of dirt. Whether outdoors or inside, add a box of dirt and make learning more fun! As an Experience Early Learning (EEL) Blogger, I receive the EEL Preschool Curriculum in exchange for my honest opinions and authentic stories about our experiences using the curriculum. All opinions and thoughts are...

STEAM: Layers of Nature Jar

It's Dirt Adventure week in our EcoVenture box from Experience Early Learning. Playing in our dirt box is one of my kids' favorite activities and when we can take dirt and turn it into a science experiment- even better! My teacher guide suggested a STEAM Activity called Layers of Nature. Instead of putting it in a bin, I added some mason jars so my kids could see their layers and put them on our...

Preschool Narration and Other Fun Activities

We have dove into our Water Adventure week from Experience Early Learning, and on a rainy day here in East Texas, we enjoyed some water themed activities even when we were cooped up indoors. Our day started with us looking at the theme poster and me asking "What can you see in the water?" The kids were quick to respond with Koi fish. We stand and observe them often when we go to the zoo. I asked...

Listening and Coloring

Are you listening to me? Did you just hear what I said? What did I just say? I know I ask my children these questions all the time, and sometimes their responses are spot on for what I just said; however, sometimes, they don't have a clue because they weren't listening. I tell my talkative son often, "God gave you 2 ears and one mouth so that you would listen more and talk less." As...

Art & Trees Inspired Lessons

June and July will be filled with learning adventures provided by our Experience Early Learning EcoVenture box. Want to know what's in the box? Read this post! Our first week has been all about Trees and we have loved every minute! We have done activities about Climbing Tress, Building with Trees, Counting in Trees, Writing with Trees and today is all about Art Inspired by Trees! STEAM: Shadow...

Building Letters from Trees

Our EcoVenture has begun thanks to our Experience Early Learning box! This week is all about TREES- climbing them, painting them, and even building with them! As an Experience Early Learning (EEL) Blogger, I receive the EEL Preschool Curriculum in exchange for my honest opinions and authentic stories about our experiences using the curriculum. All opinions and thoughts are completely...

All About Bees

When our Experience Early Learning theme box coincides with our Exploring Nature with Children curriculum, magic happens. This week we have been studying Garden Visitors including moles, rabbits, and of course BEES! In fact this week, our co-op had a beekeeper come and speak to us and we took a field trip to see her hives! As an Experience Early Learning (EEL) Blogger, I receive the EEL...

Seed Mosaic

Have you ever created a mosaic? A mosaic is a picture or pattern produced by arranging together small colored pieces of hard material, such as stone, tile, glass... or even SEEDS. As a former art teacher, mosaics are pretty simple to do, require just a few materials and always end up a success in my opinion. As an Experience Early Learning (EEL) Blogger, I receive the EEL Preschool Curriculum...

Growing Grass: A Sunlight Experiment

I'm talking about another experiment you can do with your littlest learners today! The kids and I are discovering all the treasures a garden holds with our Garden Treasures box from Experience Early Learning. Our first week was dedicated to learning all the things that go into planting a garden including Sunlight and Water. What better way to bring this concept home than with an experiment!? As...

Root Study Experiment

This month we are spending even more time outside as we cultivate, create, and get our hands dirty in the garden finding all sorts of treasures from worms to bunnies that like to nibble on lettuce leaves; this month is all about Garden Treasures with our Experience Early Learning box! As an Experience Early Learning (EEL) Blogger, I receive the EEL Preschool Curriculum in exchange for my...