Igloo is cozy space for Day Nursery preschoolers

The thermometer outside the classroom reads 32 degrees, but inside Sara McHenry’s and Caroline  King’s classroom at the Day Nursery Ruth A. Lilly Center, it is toasty warm inside their igloo constructed out of empty milk jugs.  The igloo sits next to a large window facing the playground so it gets lots of soft light which makes it a perfect place for snuggling up with a good book.  It is also a place that is designated for “me” time, so if a student wants to get away from the preschool crowd for a while, they can move to the igloo and read quietly, knowing that the space is their own. Ms. Sara and Ms. Caroline have plans to work their igloo into a preschool math lesson, challenging the children to count the number of milk containers it took to build it as well as observe how many colors make up the caps on the bottles and count how many there are of each color.

Day Nursery preschool student in igloo made of milk jugs Day Nursery preschool student in igloo made of milk jugsDay Nursery preschool student in igloo made of milk jugs

4 responses to “Igloo is cozy space for Day Nursery preschoolers

  1. How sweet, I hope all children enjoy these activities in their nursery. nice posting i will show this post to my kids. Keep sharing informative and lovely posts.

  2. Danielle Roberts

    This is really cool! I’m a preschool teacher in CA, and I know my children would absolutely adore this! How are the milk jugs held together?

    • The teacher did hot glue it together. The children enjoyed reminding their parents to save the milk jugs and bring them to school. The teachers worked math into the project as the children counted the jugs as they were added to the igloo. they also counted and charted the variety of colors of the lids.

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