Our topic this month in our Mother Goose Time Curriculum has been African safari. There have been many fun things we have done while going through this unit, but one that was really enjoyed by both of the boys was making our own African sensory idea that became an extension off of the lesson.
Quite a few of our activities are made with our MGT materials. That’s one of the things I love so much about this curriculum it is very hands on it is for kids, and they provide you will all the materials and the manipuatives you need for the month.
- Souffle Cups (ours was provided by MGT, you can purchase the 4oz ones on Amazon though)
- Dark Brown sand
Before we started using our sensory bin we made some DIY african huts. The kids cut out the doorway, covered them in glue, and then rolled them in brown sand. They had African people to use in the huts as well.
You could probably find some African printable people and use straws to stand them up. I have a link above for the souffle cups to make your own huts and the brown sand art sand is listed there as well.
Ethan decided to cut out, color, and glue part of a paper plate under his hut.
During another day of our African unit, we used our manipulatives (animals) and had them migrate across the room. We started out with our animals around the house and the cornmeal in the middle of the room. The animals were “migrating” to find food, and we talked about how African animals do this every year.
The kids were having so much fun playing with our migrating animals in the cornmeal, we decided to add them into one of our big sensory bins and add a few more items to make an African sensory idea. We decided to added our huts, and an African village TOOB.
What’s Inside The African Sensory Idea?
- Cornmeal about 1LB
- African TOOB set
- Animal counters (Ours came from our MGT curriculum, these are an alternative on Amazon)
- African huts and people (also included in our MGT Curriculum, made with a condiment cup and sand though)
The boys have played with this bin quite a bit so far, and I’m sure it will get more use during the last week of our African unit!!
Stop over to my African Continent board on Pinterest for other great African unit study Ideas
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