Summer on the Patio

Summer Fun in the Sun is off to a great start on the Older Pod Patio! At the water table, we’re working on fine motor—pouring, twisting on and off bottle caps and other practical skills. We’re also mixing primary colors to create secondary colors. This fun, hands on experience is the best way to build knowledge of color concepts.

We have also been Walking the Plank to practice balance and coordination. This on theme, gross motor activity has all our friends trying to keep their little toes safe from the sharks below. Our bodies and imaginations are working!

Painting, water beads, peg boards, dramatic play grotto, and so much more have all our friends exploring and growing together and it’s only week 2!

Checkout a few of our Room 3 friends taking a break from cooking in our dramatic play grotto to have a jam session on our pots and pans! This is a great demonstration of creative play— these friends found an alternative purpose for our materials and seized the opportunity to explore sound. They’re sharing space and materials effectively and developing an understanding of rhythm and music!

Patio Fun in the Sun

We are ready for some fun in the sun! The older pod enrichment patio is an extension of rooms 1, 2 and 3– our three year olds, young fours and our pre-kindergarteners. Our littles are given the opportunity to flow in and out of their classrooms during their free choice play time. This gives them plenty of options to explore areas that peak their individual interests. Check out some of the play centers ready for our campers to enjoy!

The Grotto: A fun dramatic play, Cafe Experience
The Water Table
Small World Play: Under the Sea / Coral Reef
Sensory: Ocean Rice and Mermaids

We are looking forward to a fun summer full of water play, sensory exploration, building, bonding and growing in Jesus’ love for us!

Stackin’ on the Patio

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!

V is for Volcano

The kids had a great time learning about the letter V while learning about Volcanos. We read books and watched videos about volcanos. At the end of the week, Ms Mayda helped the kids make a volcano out of play dough and erupt the volcano with vinegar and baking soda! The kids had a great time!