First Week of Summer Camps: Insects!
We structure summer camps much like the regular school year to continue the consistency for those who have been in our preschool already and to introduce the structure to those who are coming for their first time. We have centers each day where the children learn through playing with one another or individually, learning social skills and gaining self-confidence as they try new activities.
One great aspect of our summer camps is that they are for children ages 3-6. This gives many of our older children opportunities to be examples to and teach the younger children, like how to play hopscotch, for instance.
It’s also a terrific opportunity for siblings to get to be in the same class and to strengthen those sibling relationships. I love how this brother and sister were role-playing and working together to make the food and eventually serving it to the other children.
The theme for our first camp was INSECTS!
This is always such a fascinating topic for preschoolers. They love that they all have personal experiences with insects and we made sure to look for insects and other bugs while we were out at recess this week too. We learned that insects have 6 legs, 2 antennae, and 3 body parts.
We acted out being different insects like flying around like butterflies and hopping like grasshoppers. They all love getting up and using their bodies as they learn.
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