We have loved starting our new school year at UDA Creative Arts Preschool with our adorable preschoolers! September has been full of fun school adventures. Here are a few highlights of what we’ve been up to:
A is for Animal Week
Our four legged friends were almost as obedient as the kids. (Wink wink.)
We had so much fun discussing and meeting different pets.
And who knew a hedgehog was so fun to explore? In fact, who even knew what a hedgehog was?
But we do now, and our new little friend kept our preschoolers quite intrigued.
B is for Bird
This little bird’s nest made the rounds at circle time as we discussed a bird’s home and her eggs.
Our character trait, kindness, in action.
C is for Caterpillar
Caterpillar Week has been quite scientific as we’ve discussed the life-cycle of a butterfly.
Our caterpillars made their chrysalises right in their jar!
We were all fascinated with their transformation!
We applied our scientific learning to our movement and art class as well. Here we are crawling like little caterpillars.
We learned symmetry as we created our own bright butterflies. We’re not sure if it’s more fun to paint with our fingers or to see the discovery on the children’s faces when we open their butterfly and see their art on both wings. This is a fun school art activity you can continue discussing at home.
Try This At Home!
The kids love this activity and it’s so easy to replicate.
We start out with the primary colors using water and food coloring.
Give your child an ice cube tray and some droppers (a clean egg carton and a spoon works, too), and let the color experimentation begin!
We hope you will continue your child’s learning at home as you discuss and continue some of our school activities at home. Parents and guests are always welcome to come see our school adventures in action. You can schedule an appointment, (801) 523-5930. Or you can learn more about UDA Creative Arts Preschool on our website.