Friday, 16 October 2015

All about grains preschool activities and printables

Y loves, loves, loves to help me cook! It was his interest in food, cooking, and of course eating that inspired this set of activities and printables! Today, we're talking about grains! 

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Match the cards


First, we worked on identification. For this I created a simple 3 part card set of printables. These are available at the end of this post in English and Russian! All Y does at 3 years old is match the photos to each other and say the name of the grain. 

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Pouring


This unit is great for practicing pouring! 

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Spooning


Y just adores spooning! This is the perfect unit for lots of spooning practice!

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Funnel pouring


This entire unit was inspired by a set of balloons we had leftover from Y's birthday last month. He's so interested in them, and I thought it would be fun to have him prepare the balloons for the sensorial work below. 

The idea was to use a funnel to fill balloons with the grains. However, a note: be sure your funnel is large enough! I was glad I tried this work before putting it on the shelves because of course, a larger funnel is easier. Also, be sure to pour very, very slowly or the grains will get stuck. 

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Behind the scenes: coffeeee. Really, a lot of coffee. It's gotten a bit out of control though- if Y sees me yawning he says I need to get some coffee. 

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Match the grain to cards


Straight forward: the child should match the bowls to the image cards. 

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 Feel and match


This was perhaps the most fun work for Y! He looooved the balloons! The idea with this work is to present the balloons, grains, and/or grains cards together. The child then has to match the balloons to the cards and/or bowls. 

Note: for a control of error, be sure to fill different coloured balloons for each grain. Then, on the back of the corresponding cards, you could leave a sticker or draw a dot in the same colour as the balloon.

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He was so excited to feel them, but he immediately wanted to open them to see the content. I had to demonstrate the idea a few times before he understood, but he was very interested in this. 

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This was such a fun unit and we learned the names of a few new to us grains, too! Putting together the printables for this unit, I even got some inspiration for in the kitchen and can't wait to find some new (to us) grains to cook with! 

Preschool activities: grains 


Grains 3 part cards English
Grains 3 part cards Russian

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