Looking for engaging, cross-curricular kindergarten activities that work online? Here are three learning experiences that were a hit in our class!
Directed Show and Share:
Jillian Jiggs box activity:
Kids only social time
Why we did it:
How we set it up:
- that when they enter each Meet during the day, they will know it’s on because they will see the microphone on sign on display
- they will not see a teacher right away
- the kids get to visit with each other
- grown ups are nearby, but the kids are visiting for the first 5 minutes.
At the beginning, it was all about ‘What did you have for lunch?’. A few well-meaning moms were right there to jump in and get them talking. Once truly left to themselves, and sitting with a bit of awkward silence, they started to talk to each other. (I admit I sent my cat past the screen a couple of times for some comic relief once or twice in the beginning – picture a gift appearing in a toned-down Hungers Games.)
What was planned: