Families are trying to balance working from home or keeping kids engaged in learning and busy during this long break from school during closures and social isolation due to COVID-19.
Lancaster Mennonite School has continued to operate remotely for all of our students in grades PreK-12. Our creative, passionate teachers have continued to develop innovative, quality educational experiences for our students to do online or remotely from home. We wanted to share some resources from our pro teachers that you can do with your kids at home to continue to inspire learning and fun! See below activities and lessons for learning at home with your Pre Kindergarten age kids.
Make Fruit Kebabs
- Fruit – clementine slices, halved grapes, apple slices, berries, pineapple chunks, cheese chunks (or whatever you have on hand)
Reuse it! Use “Junk” to Practice Reading
DIY “Junk” Collage Art Project
Create Sidewalk Chalk Eggs
Our PreKindergarten Teacher at our New Danville Campus, Mrs. Roth, shares the supplies and steps of how to create this Easter craft with your child.
- Sidewalk chalk
- White paper
- Elmer’s glue
- Paint brush
- Plastic fork or spoon
DIY Milk Jug Bunny Planter
One of our LM Pre Kindergarten classes at our Locust Grove Campus is focusing on reducing, reusing and recycling these days. The teacher, Mrs. Miller, shared this craft idea with her kids about how to make a milk jug planter from an empty milk carton using a spring craft theme. This DIY planter is an environmentally friendly craft for kids that can help teach your little gardeners to embrace their green thumbs while learning about the importance of upcycling.
1. Use a permanent marker to trace a rabbit shape (create the ears on the sides) onto the bottom of the recycled milk jug.
2. Using scissors,cut out the rabbit. Poke a few holes in the bottom to let excess water run out.
3. Take the bottom half and decorate – you can use felt to help prevent damage if your pot is outside.
4. Fill with soil and plant some seeds or a seedling and watch how they grow each week. Try parsley or basil for something you’ll be sure to incorporate into a weekday meal.
For complete directions and more ideas on how to recycle milk cartons as craft projects, check out this website: https://milklife.com/articles/breakfast/plant-good-morning.
We’d LOVE to see your projects when you’ve completed them! Please share your photos with us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks and keep creating!