So as the kids were jumping on the trampoline today for their break, I thought we could utilize that big round circle and make it an animal cell giganticized!
Here are the relation components that make cell work a bit more comprehendible to a 3 and 4 yr olds!
The brain or DNA- equivalent to a computer!
That are like train tracks that carry proteins (trains) and carbohydrates (cars).
Storage containers for food and waste.
They take sugar and make ATP! I explain it's like how we take yogurt or ice cream to make something in the blender. :)
And what do you have? An animal cell with all it's parts! Yeah!
Who says this is too high for preschoolers? I think I now have a better understanding of these components than when I was in school. Hopefully this activity will help them relate it in a way they can truly comprehend. :)
We ended the activity with making the all too famous jello and candies. Of course if you were to ask them which one they like better I'm guessing they'd say Jello!
Have a great day~
Please send us some pictures if you can. I'd love to see and post some concrete cells in your home! :)