|M is 3.5 years old|
I had a hard time finding some Hot Air Balloon printables, so I made a (very!) few for M in this pack:
Hot Air Balloon Printables
It contains a shape matching printable - match the hot air balloon to it's chase vehicle (which is a crew that follows each balloon around to help in land and pack up after it's flight).
It also has a sheet of small blank balloons which I drew different patterns on, copied, laminated, and had M match.
There is also a set of large blank balloons which we used for our art project below, and a set of colored balloons which I laminated and used as lacing cards.
M also worked on a color by number printable that I found.
|Yes, she has "incorrect" pencil grip. No, I'm not working hard at correcting it. It's a natural step in the pre-writing process, and she'll grow out of it when she's ready.|
|Lacing a balloon card|
|Weaving a Gondola (the basket beneath the balloon) at the Balloon Museum|
|Filling our sensory balloons with a funnel|
|Sensory Balloons - we filled pairs of balloons with rice, beans, sugar, nuts, and coffee grounds. |
She had to match the pairs just by feeling. Source.
|Painting a Hot Air Balloon printout with an inflated balloon|
We went last Saturday to one of the Balloon Glows - a nighttime event at which you get to see all the balloons light up together as they stay stationary on the ground. There was a cool fireworks show afterwards as well.
|Exploring a hard sided balloon that was used to travel outside of the atmosphere|
|Making a hot air balloon using panels of fabric & velcro|
|Exploring the concept of air lift using cut up paper cups & a large fan|
Books & Movies
That's all for this week! To see what other preschoolers are learning this week, check out the official Preschool Corner website!