For today’s preschool homeschool theme, we are going to talk about bubbles. Some days the boys’ attention span is difficult to manage so items that I planned for the unit sometimes get thrown out the window. Today was definitely one of those days where they couldn’t complete activities and I couldn’t hold their attention.
Project: Bubble wrap painting
Materials needed: paint, bubble wrap, shape templates, paper plates, construction paper
To prepare for today’s preschool art project, I cut out pieces of the bubble wrap into various shapes: stars, squares, hearts, circles, triangles and hexagons.
The boys dipped the bubble wrap shapes bubble side down into the paint colors and then stamped the shapes onto their pieces of construction paper.
The end result made for some pretty neat looking art pieces!
Music and Movement
We had three songs to listen to for music and movement. Two were generally bubble-themed and the third one was about hand washing. Since we are in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, every reminder to maintain clean hands is helpful and it definitely fits into today’s theme.
For science, we watched a video on what bubbles are!
For storytime, we read three stories about bubbles: Bubble Trouble, Clifford Counts Bubbles and Big Bad Bubble.
Hope you and your family are staying safe and sane!
* Background: We are all going through some chaotic and concerning times at the moment. On Friday, March 13, 2020, our family began our process of social distancing and staying put in our homes. That means we found ourselves with two preschool-aged children at home. I took it upon myself to continue their preschool education while we find ourselves coping with this change in our daily norm.