* Lesson plan objectives and assessments can be adapted to use this activity with preschooler.
Child will develop sensory motor skill
Child will be introduced to new vocabulary
CDA Competency Standard: II.4.3a
Activities and materials encourage children to develop their senses
a) Sight, sound, smell, taste and touch experiences are encouraged through a variety of developmentally appropriate materials and activities
4 packages of green Jell-O
Large plastic bin
St. Patrick’s Day items (clovers, necklaces, etc.)
Prepare the Jell-O the night before
Pour the Jell-O in the sensory bin along with the St. Patrick’s Day items.
Introduce the sensory bin to the child in an appropriate area.
As they are playing, give the child words to describe the items
Observe and record the child during play. Did they attempt to repeat any of the new vocabulary words back to you? What was their reaction to the Jell-O?
Note: Please provide appropriate supervision to the children in your care when completing all activities. You will need to decide what types of activities are safe for the children in your care. Appropriate and reasonable caution should be used when providing art and sensory experiences for children. Infants and toddlers require special precaution, only use non-toxic materials, and do not allow young children to put things in their mouths that are a choking hazard.
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For Future Reference
When this training is over, it's going to be hard to remember all these lesson plans! We want you to get the most from this training, and continue to use this information in your classroom. We have put the lesson plans in this course, that are produced by Successful Solutions, on our resource website, www.Lessons4Learners.com, where you can continue to access them after your training expires. Be sure to bookmark the direct link to the page where the lesson plans can be found for easy access in the future at: http://www.lessons4learners.com/sensory-bins.html
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