With our impending trips to the Great Lakes, I decided it would be a great idea for our next unit to be water related. So, we started out by using a Melissa & Doug Magnetic Habitat Set E has. We talked about the word habitat, and discussed what kind of animals would live in the three habitats included in the set.
One by one, I would hand an animal or creature to E, and she would move around the room placing it on the correct habitat. We also used to the time to discuss the names of each animal and anything we knew about the animals.
This was a great opening activity to get E's mind thinking about the different water creatures we would be talking about.