Thanks to Amy Green from Calabash, NC for the following activity!
After showing the children pictures of Mexico City and comparing them to your own area, provide the children with teacher-made blocks (milk cartons wrapped in various colors of paper and then wrapped in packaging tape work well)to build a city.
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Circle Time is such a great time for children to learn the social skills of being together as a large group!
Where is Mexico?
Materials: A large wall map or atlas
Show the children where you live and then point where Mexico is. What is the route there?
For example, we are in New Hampshire in the United States. We are on the north-east coast. To get to Mexico, we would need to go down--which is south (pointing with finger) and then left (which is west) to get to Mexico.
Ask the children for some examples of how to get there...walking? biking? airplane? etc.
Wow! Look at that!
Materials Needed:Pictures, postcards, etc. of Mexico that include people, flowers, foods, etc.
Let each child pick one out. They each take turns telling about the picture. You may need to demonstrate such as "Some people in Mexico dance wearing very colorful and pretty clothes like this!"
Theme Large Group Games To Help Build Your Preschoolers' Muscles While They Have Fun Together!
Be a Burrito
Materials: Large sheet, small outside hill!
Wrap a child in a sheet or blanket and let them roll down the hill-Burrito style! If you don't have hills or an area to do this, let them roll across the floor--their friends will be more than happy to help them!
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