Well, we are hard at work again! This time the Exploration Room theme is Winter Wonderland. We are creating this room so that our kids can explore the wonders of winter/the arctic with hands-on activities, through reading, and math manipulative activities!
Dramatic Play Center
A Ski Lodge with a restaurant.
plenty of scarves, gloves/mittens, and even ice fairy wings!
Art Center - packed with art supplies!
Craft sticks, cotton balls, cotton swabs, buttons, paint, markers, pencils, colored pencils, paper towel tubes, stencils, stickers, crayons, construction paper, magazines, scissors, and I'm sure I am forgetting something!
The art center also has a large area (with snowy hills) for displaying art work!
This table is between the Writing Center and the Blocks Center. It holds a matching/concentration game with mittens at the moment. (We'll see how long it lasts!)
The Science Center holds a balance, magnifying glasses, consumable science magazines, and magnets.
The Blocks Area.
Writing Center - complete with pencils, paper, colored pencils, pre-made blank books, scissors, stamps...
...and for the boards - chalk, dry-erase markers, and magnets.
The biggest project (which took months of collecting/preparation) was for our Reading Center.
Our milk jug igloo!
Who wouldn't want to crawl in there and read a book?
(Special thanks to Elizabeth Moss for putting the majority of this together!)
Another big project (Thank you Nancy Plyler!) was this amazing 3-D snowman for the Winter Wonderland door!
3-D all teh way! Plastic carrot nose, real sticks for the arms, and a real scarf! AWESOME!!!
A few more decorations...plenty of snowflakes hanging from the ceiling.
Gel snowflakes and spray snow on the window.
Kids enjoying the Winter Wonderland Exploration Room! :)
Reading Center in the igloo.
Welcome to the Snowflake Inn!
Writing center - ice fishing for letters, chalk snow scene drawing, and much more!