Inchworm sensory and magnet play in preschool

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Continuing with our inchworm fun, the children really enjoyed this inchworm magnet and sensory play activity…

I used a paper shredder to make some green “grass” from construction paper.  I think I cut up about 5 sheets of paper to get all of this paper.  For the inchworms, Miss Abby helped me cut up some green pipe cleaners and then bend them up and down a bit…

Because the pipe cleaners are magnetic, we also set out our magnet wands.  Before the children came to school, Miss Abby hid the inchworms in the grass so the children could hunt for them. Again, we were focusing on how inchworms hide in the grass so the birds won’t eat them just like we did in the Inchworm Gluing and Painting activity we did yesterday…

The children used both their hands and the magnetic wands to search for and to move the inchworms from one tray to the other…

I overheard lots of fun conversations that included mommy inchworms looking for their baby inchworms. Our three year olds particularly liked this activity!

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Deborah J Stewart

Deborah J Stewart

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