I love Emma’s Preschool. She is learning so much and loves to go each day. I also love that they think “outside of the box” and come up with some really neat projects for the kids that involve fun and learning.
Over the week of Spring Break we had a homework assignment. The project was called “Vegetable Visitors” and the kids were supposed to create a creature out of vegetables and toothpicks. The kids were each assigned a day to bring their visitor to class and explain it to the kids.
Emma and I went to Super Target on Sunday evening and browsed the produce aisle for quite awhile. We talked about all of the different produce and determined if each one was a fruit or vegetable. We even looked at the vegetables you don’t normally hear about or talk about- there are some really cool looking vegetables!
After looking at all of the vegetables we decided on the following to make our creation: Acorn squash, yellow pepper, cauliflower, radish, and carrots. Emma is a “color girl” and these were all pretty colorful!
When we got home we washed the vegetables and set up a work spot on the kitchen table.
Here are some pictures of the process..
This is the next day before school. I had Emma pose with Squashy for a couple of pictures. She informed me that Squashy was a baby and needed a bottle. She fed him a bottle on the way to school!
The second BIG part of this project was that Emma was supposed to SHARE with her class about Squashy. She was supposed to say what he was made out of, etc. We practiced twice at home for Daddy. She did great at home. However, I hear she was pretty quiet at school. She likes to whisper in her teachers ear instead of talking out loud. I think she is a little bit like her Daddy when it comes to talking in a big group. :) This is something we are slowly working on but we have seen so much improvement in this just this year. Through children’s choir, dance, and school, she has lots of opportunities to practice talking in a group!
A bonus of this project??? After we made Squashy Emma begged to eat cauliflower and carrots! BONUS for Mommy! Just goes to show that if fun is involved, kids might be more interested in trying a new food.