August 27, 2010

Summer Preschool: Health and Fitness Theme

It's hard to believe that Summer Preschool has finished for 2010. This week's theme was health and fitness. Monday, we learned about the importance of rest. We talked about bedtime routines and did some sequencing activities. Sorry we don't have pictures but you can print out the Blue's Clues bedtime routine cards that we adapted.

Tuesday and Wednesday were about exercise. Miss Lindsey taught a fun dance to You Are Good by Israel and New Breed. As you can see from the blurry photo, the kids got a lot of exercise.

The children exercised their fine motor skills with a baseball lacing project.


The satisfaction of a job well done.

We ran our own egg and spoon race, substituting a ball and toy frying pan.

We also exercised outdoors with a tug-of-war,  bucket relay and jump ropes but the camera didn't find it's way outside.

Thursday was about hygiene. Children made their own "Clean and Healthy" books.

They got germs (glittery powder really) all over their hands and learned how to wash their hands thoroughly.

Friday was nutrition day. We read Eric Carle's Very Hungry Caterpillar which teaches about (among other things) healthy and moderate eating. Later, the children listened to the Wiggles' Fruit Salad and made their own fruit salad. They were proud to "cook" their own food.

In all, it was a wonderful month of summer school. I'm full of gratitude to the children, parents, and staff who made it possible.

1 comment:

  1. What a great idea to use glitter for the germs to teach them to wash their hands!