Kids-Niche Feature: Shooting Stars Preschool Program

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Here's this week's glimpse into what's happening in our Kids Niche Programs! These feature lessons, activities, and saunters from a different classroom each week.

Today’s Feature: Shooting Stars Explore Different Houses

Recently, the Shooting Stars have been exploring different kinds of houses, both in our community and around the world. Using images of houses made out of varying materials as inspiration, we have created neighborhoods using blocks and lights, transformed playdough into adobe houses, and used natural materials to make tree houses.

We also created a list of criteria for our “dream house” complete with glittering walls, a big garden, and a sign that says “Everybody Welcome.”

Learning objectives:

  • Observation- What do we know about houses in our community?

  • Appreciation for cultural differences- How are houses around the world different from houses in Missoula?

  • Planning and problem-solving- I want to build a two-story house. How can I get my structure to stand? What materials can I use?