Celebrate STEAM

April is a fantastic month to celebrate STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics)! Nature is springing back to life & Earth Day is around the corner. The weather makes going outdoors to explore very inviting! Here are some very fun ways to learn through play!

MUD ART

Mother Nature gives us a great medium to paint and with snow melting and rain falling and mixing with dirt: Mud!

Bring a sheet or paper outdoors, grab some mud, natural objects (sticks, grasses, rocks, etc) and found objects (toys) and use them to create a mud collage. Create tracks by running through mud and then across your paper or sheet!

girl doing mud art at preschool
boy doing mud art at preschool

EARTH DAY

Grow your child’s mind while celebrating and learning about the Earth! First held on April 22, 1970, it now includes a wide range of events coordinated globally by EARTHDAY.ORG including 1 billion people in more than 193 countries.

Create with recycled materials: tp tube binoculars! Go on a nature walk and bring our binoculars to find animals, trees, clouds etc. How many birds did you see? How many trees did you see? What sounds did you hear? Which sounds were natural and which were man-made?

girl with binoculars on earth day
boy with binoculars at preschool