Extension Activities for Learning About Italy
Of course any preschool lesson plan on Italy wouldn't be considered complete, without delving into the world of Italian Art and architecture.
Show the children a picture of the leaning tower of Pisa, and explain how long it has been 'leaning'. You could then make some 3D replicas of the tower, using either paper maché, or simply using a bottle, and cutting a section of it at an angle. The children are then free to paint and decorate it.
The Mona Lisa is one of the most famous paintings in the world. When showing them a picture of it, explain to the children that it was painted by an Italian artist many years ago, and is worth lots of money today. They can then draw or paint their own Mona Lisa pictures.
There are many more activities that have a preschool Italian theme, just waiting to be explored, but the preschool lesson plan on Italy above, will give a good basic knowledge, of all the aspects of Italy a preschooler is likely to be interested in, as well as giving you the chance to observe their basic skills, and how they interact with one another.