Circle Time Ideas for Preschool Prodigal Son Theme
Circle Time is such a great time for children to learn the social skills of being together as a large group AND to learn more about your theme!
Pass the Pigs
I LOVE this game! You can find it on Amazon. The way to play this game with keeping score is beyond a preschooler's ability, but would be fun to have and show the children (trust me, they will come up with their own way to play!)
You roll the pigs and see how they land (on their back, on their nose, on their side).
For adults, you are trying to match how they land to the cards in your hands. For preschoolers, have all the cards out and face up to see if they can match the way their pigs landed to any of the cards.
During circle time, have the kids act out how their pig lands when they roll it on the carpet!
EXTENSION: Put this game in the math/manipulatives area for more fun throughout your week!
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Hide and Seek
Encourage your children to play hide and seek in a large indoor or outdoor area. When a person is found, the seeker gives the child found a hug (or high five) and then those 2 continue looking for the rest.
Everyone participates in a group hug or group high five once everyone is found!
The children can either trace pigs or draw their own and then color and cut them out. Use them for the "Pig Sty" art project in the Art section of this page. Or, have the children glue their pigs to paper and draw a picture of their own prodigal son on the picture.
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