STEAM- Teaching pond animals with Pocket Pond

Sherry McKee
STEAM- Teaching pond animals with Pocket Pond

I teach STEAM to Preschool classes from age 2 to 5. It's a pull out program and the students come to me one class at the time for 30 minutes. It is difficult to find toys for two year olds that aren't choke hazards. I decided to use felt to make Pocket Pond. The children can choose ducks, frogs, fish, or turtle bath tub toys to put into the pockets. I made a spinner that I mounted on a tray that they can spin to tell them which animal they can put in Pocket Pond, but most two year olds tend to just choose whatever toy they like, regardless of what the spinner landed on! Most of the toys came from the dollar store. I bought about a dozen of each kind of toy, so there are plenty to play with.

STEAM- Teaching pond animals with Pocket Pond

I also use this to teach the prepositions "on", and "in". I made a small felt "log" and stuffed it with fiberfill so that we can sing the song "Five Little Speckled Frogs" and let the frogs jump in the pool.

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August 4, 2022
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