Learning about Earth Through Play
We have talked about earth with our globe, read books about the planet, and watched some NASA videos about earth, but our favorite way to play and learn has been with our giant solar system floor puzzle.
Learning about Earth with Math:
Earth is the third planet from the sun. This puzzle gives children a basic idea of the order, size, and colors of the planets. When putting the pieces together, they often discuss these attributes among each other. I try to encourage the used of ordinal numbers.
Learning about Earth with Science Vocabulary
Learning about Earth with Collaboration:
A floor puzzle is just the right size for a small group of 3-4 children to work on. They can can share and collaborate in completing the task. This task requires taking turns and most often leads to discussing science and math concepts. It can also be used to motivate students to learn more about planet Earth.
I always like to leave a few related books next to the puzzle, just in case, the children want to seek out more information on their own.
More Earth themed activities from the #PLAYfulPreschool Education Team:
Here are some activities to help get the kids excited about and learning more about our planet Earth here at The Educators’ Spin On It