Our friends on the older pod patio are having some fun with can stacking! This open-ended play activity is giving us an opportunity to practice team building, taking turns, body balance and hand-eye coordination. As we stack, we’re expanding our understanding of major math concepts like cause and effect, weight distribution and, of course, problem solving. Check out all the excitement!
Older Pod Patio friends have been hard at work in the construction zone. Check out their collaboration and some of their cool creations!
Happy Chinese New Year! We have enjoyed exploring a little bit of Asian culture on the older pod patio. Check out some of the fun!
We are so happy to be together again! This week, on the older pod patio, we’re enjoying a baby bubble bath activity. Check out our friends as they practice showing love to their babies, imitating all the love they have been shown by the ones who care for them.
“We love because he first loved us.” 1 John 4:19
We’ve also been hard at work painting, moving, building and exploring! Check us out!
This month on the Older Pod Patio we’ve been diving into all the fun that comes with this month’s winter theme. We’ve been targeting major skills and concepts from our January skills sheet—the colors blue and white, the shape square, knowledge of arctic animals and winter weather. Check out some of the awesome things we’ve been exploring!
Happy New Year from your friends on the Older Pod Patio! Check out some of the fun and festive activities we did in December…
We enjoyed gingerbread playdough!
We worked our fine motor muscles using gel sensory bags!
We did some STEM building with cups and ornaments!
We read to our Christmas cats!
We built with magna-tiles and jingle bells!
We enjoyed making Christmas sticker creations!
We cut pine needles and explored snow dough in our sensory bin!
We worked with friends to decorate our Christmas tree using loose parts!
We mastered our gross motor skills for the month by practicing going over, under and through the jingle bells!
We enjoyed cheering on our friends as they made their way through our Christmas obstacle course!
Happy Thanksgiving from Older Pod Patio! This week we’ve been exploring fall flowers, cranberries, oranges, lemons, leaves and gourds. Check out the beautiful sensory soup we cooked up on our fun and festive Stone Soup days.
Leading up to farm days, we’ve been having some fun with “chicken coops” on the older pod patio. Our friends are rolling eggs down the coop, collecting them and packaging them in egg cartons. Check out our little farmers hard at work!
In the month of November, we explore life on the farm. We also focus on the colors yellow and brown. This week’s Older Pod Patio sensory bin is set up to intentionally highlight these three major curricular concepts.
Friends from Rooms 1, 2 and 3 explore brown oobleck—a solid substance that quickly oozes into a liquid. Checkout our little piggies playing in this perfect pretend mud!