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Friday, September 9, 2011

Camping Preschool Unit ~ Preschool Corner

We were hoping for another camping trip to wrap up our unit on camping…but it’s not going to happen. We could try our backyard, but truthfully, I’m a little wary of doing that after having the bear wreck our composter that is right in our backyard.

My bed is looking rather safe and we’ll just plan on keeping it that way for now, okay?

With some yucky weather, we brought the fun indoors instead and had a blast together. Somehow I managed to lose {or mislabel} a big batch of pictures, so pictures are a little limited, but I think you’ll get the idea!

Everyday we did the following {before we started into our workboxes} ~ read a book from our camping pile {see the carousel below} and sang our camping song together. All printables were from my Camping Preschool Pack.

Camping grid


During the week we talked about different camping words, worked on beginning sounds and recognizing uppercase/lowercase letters for words, had fun with our playdough mat {Ff for fire}, found words in our camping story, and use our camping vocabulary words for our Read! Build! Write Mats {all printables from the Camping Preschool Pack}.

This week we also talked about compound words {flash/light, camp/fire, etc..} and picked one of our camping stories to summarize at the end of the week {Tiny Goes Camping was his pick!}.



We’re working on our ‘teen’ numbers, so firefly counting was big in our house this week. We also put fine motor practice together with reasoning when Kaleb worked on the campfire patterns worksheet...he loves those glue sticks!


Kaleb loved sorting the Thing You Eat {or Don’t Eat} page and he is a huge fan of the Find the Difference pages too that I put together. He LOVED the maze that was a part of the pack too ~ something I need to make more of for him right now!


What camping trip would be complete without s’mores?  Because of the weather we made Indoor S’mores {find the recipe here} which were just as yummy and way less messy. :)


Pretend Play

Kaleb and Zachary built a small campfire ring in our woods and had a blast ‘pretend-roasting’ marshmallows. I had some of the cutest pictures of him…and can’t find them. They also set up our teeny-tiny pup tent in the house just for a little added fun.


Kaleb also had fun playing with our Forest Camping felt set. Different days we talked about what we might need camping, animals that we’ve seen while camping, animals we’ve seen in our own backyard, etc…


The mini campfire craft was one of Kaleb’s favorite parts of the week. Turned out so cute and he was so excited to show it to Daddy when he came home from work!


Camping Resources

Camping CollageCamping Preschool Pack Printables

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