I am thinking of doing a rainforest theme next year. Two classes in my school have studied it recently and they had a lot of fun with it.
I love that this teacher borrowed a faux ficus tree from the lobby, and added a few stuffed tropical birds. How easy, and so fun!
Looks like the kids are really enjoying this!
The teachers in this toddler class covered some shelves to make animal dens/caves and painted a waterfall.
The teachers added pictures of animals found in various locations.
I love this giant bird house for rainforest dwelling birds!
My Can of Worms Measuring Activity would go nicely with this theme, just pretend the worms are snakes!
There are lots of ways to incorporate the rainforest into your sensory table area. Here's what we did when we learned about frogs and life cycles. Be sure to check out the frog puppet, too!
These are some of my favorite links for great rainforest activities:
*Pre-Kinders has some great activities for the Rainforest Theme.
*Stepbystepcc.com has a good assortment of activities on their Rainforest theme pages.
*Perpetual Preschool also has a ton of ideas for the Rainforest theme.
No theme would be complete without a few good reads. There are some wonderful books about the rainforest. Here a just a few of my favorites:
While the norm here on little illuminations is posting about our adventures in Pre-K, I have recently started teaching Sunday School. W...
As I've stated before, almost all of our boards end up covered in student work. As soon as we change the board background, we start po...
We started back to school earlier this month and everything seems BRAND NEW! The students are all new to Pre-K and some of them are new ...
Our general classroom theme is fish, but I just love all the new owl decorations that are all the rage this year. I just couldn't res...
We've just completed our weather unit and we've tried some really neat things! We recorded the weather each day for a week. ...
SPOILER ALERT!!!! If you are reading this and you are a parent of a student in my class, your Christmas gifts from your child will be reveal...
We are getting ready for a new school year, and teachers have been working themselves silly getting their rooms ready for the new classes. I...
Looking for a few ideas for holiday ornaments? I've got just the thing! Our preschool puts a large Christmas tree in the lobby every yea...
Here in Georgia, we occasionally have cool weather in January, but rarely is it cold enough for snow or ice. That doesn't stop us f...
Our daily routine at Circle Time always includes a segment about the weather. We sing a cute little song called "Weather Watcher"...