g is for gross

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it is fun to talk about seemingly forbidden things:  poop, pee, guts, poop, dirt, blood, poop, dog breath…you get the idea. rats in the dirt table was a little gross…but not as gross as one of our big tables:

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oh, it was GROSS!  this was actually a collection of stuff that i took to my son’s 4th grade class on halloween.  the preschoolers had fun with it the days afterwards.

eyes = cocktail onions
brain = steamed cabbage head
fat= tofu
heart = blanched and peeled tomato
scabs = beef jerky
fingers = dill pickles and pistachio shells
tongue = banana peel
ears = dried apricots
teeth = corn nuts
warts = raisins
veins = cooked pasta

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when all the gross items were too gross to stay in the classroom anymore, we made a list of what we remembered.  i think those gross things made quite an impression…the preschoolers remembered each one!

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we added to our “GROSS” list all week.  the question was simply, “what could someone think is gross?”  there was a lot of “eeeeeeewwwwwww!!!!!” after each idea.  and a little debate after some ideas (kissing and worms bringing the greatest debate…gross or not gross?). i still need a photo of the finished product.

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(we hung it up in our bathroom…gross!!!!!)

 

One thought on “g is for gross

  1. Lauren Putnam

    I just discovered pinterest and so your blog….love it. I’ve been teaching preschool for 31+ yrs. and I still get excited when I find new ideas, and you have some great ones. I decided to go with g for gross, and thought of one more….dollar tree has kid’s shovels. I’m going to have them pick up “road kill”….perhaps a beanbag with some fake fur attached or??????

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