Sensory Table: Rock Quarry

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

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We are talking about community helpers. So I decided we needed a rock quarry complete with Quarriers (people who work in the quarry) or in our case machines that work in the quarry.
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We talked about different jobs in the quarry.
Here are some names of jobs and positions you might find in a quarry

Stone Cutter
Mason
Quarry Worker
Stone Worker
Quarrying Specialist
Driller
Blaster
Rock Splitter

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The kids enjoyed moving the rocks around the quarry sensory table.
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Materials Needed:
Rocks ( I bought these at Michaels they were just decorative rocks)
Machines that would be used in a Quarry

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Music Wall

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014
We used all kinds of items to create our Music Wall. There are tire chains, trash cans and trash can lids, colanders, pots and pans and more!
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Iceberg Sensory Table

Monday, May 19th, 2014

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We made icebergs or Igloos in our sensory table!
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I filled water balloons with water. My freezer takes 48 hours to completely freeze a water balloon. So I only froze these for 24hours. That way I knew there would be a week point and hollow center. I filled the bottom of the bin with some gravel and tore the balloons open. Which also filled the sensory bin with very cold water. Added our little cold weather friends and the kids explored!
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Dinosaur Excavation in Preschool

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

Picture 1168We buried dinosaur bones in the sand box. They are actually cow femur bones. To clean them you can boil and then simmer them  for around 24 hours on each side in apple cider vinegar. Just to warn you the smell is AWFUL! and it seeps into everything my house will never be the same. Some butchers have a machine that will completely clean it for you ask around.

Picture 1159The kids dug up the bones and then carted them off to the museum. They then decided which animal each bone went to and sorted them out accordingly!

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Categories : Dinosaur, Museum

Nature Themed Art

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

 
We gave the kids Pieces of tree bark as their canvas. They then chose from different natural items they helped collect to make beautiful natural art.
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We talked about making self portraits and so that is what they made!
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They turned out amazing!
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Categories : arts and crafts