- Jars or containers
Recipe for Playful Learning!
STEP 1: Have children gather their collections of favorite things. Collections can be anything from stuffed animals, dolls, and action figures to rocks, seashells, toy cars, etc.
STEP 2: Ask them to separate each collectable group of items and place them in shoe boxes, small jars, or containers.
STEP 3: Help children label their collection exhibits on paper or notecards. Each exhibit should have a name, an age (how long has your child been collecting it), and a fun fact, i.e. “I collect marbles because I like all the different colors!”
STEP 4: Show children how to arrange their collections to create a larger exhibit that will showcase all of their favorite things.
STEP 5: Build your children’s language skills by encouraging them to give “tours” of their personal museum to other family members and friends.
Skills to Practice: Language, Writing, Speaking, Organization, Critical Thinking