Bumpy ball painting

by Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. on April 13, 2014

in Bumpy ball painting, Creative Art, Painting, Sensory Play

Bumpy ball painting

Around here you can find bumpy balls at just about any store. I picked up six bumpy balls from the Dollar Tree for some bumpy ball painting!

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Bubbles, bubbles

by Courtney Floyd on April 12, 2014

in Bubbles bubbles, Outdoor Play

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Bubbles are the quintessential children’s toy!  They are inexpensive, easy to find, and can provide hours of entertainment.  Bubbles are a wonderful multi-sensory activity.  Today I’m sharing 10 ways to explore bubbles in your home or classroom… Let’s begin with the bubble blowing basics.  You will need some sort of bubble solution.  You can buy […]

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Loom Band Discovery Bottle

These brightly colored rubber band loom bands were perfect for making our very own discovery bottles!

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Let’s go on an up walk

by Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. on April 10, 2014

in Children's Books, Stuck

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We took an “up” walk to see if we could spot anything stuck in the trees…

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Building up the word “up!”

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Exploring the word “up” through a fun building block and dice game.

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Exploring the inside of our outside

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The study of x-rays, bones, and our bodies turned out to be quite an interesting and fun experiences as the prekindergarten age children worked to complete the skeleton of a paper boy in our classroom.

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Xx is for x-ray!

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Before heading off for spring break, my students explored the letter Xx and the best word that I know of to examine the letter Xx is x-ray!

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Butterflies all around the classroom

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Spring is a wonderful time to explore butterflies and their life cycles! Today I am sharing some great ways to learn about butterflies all around the classroom…

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Painting with a two year old

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Exploring the painting process with a two year old takes patience and flexibility! Observing this two year old so I can learn how to build interest in the painting process!

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Polka dot painted fish

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We recently spent time exploring “under the sea” and the children created one of our old favorite paper plate activities – the polka dot painted fish.

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DIY rainbow loom musical instruments

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At just about every store I walk into, there is a set of these brightly colored rubber bands designed for a loom. See how we put our rubber bands to good use in our preschool classroom!

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Colorful fun with musical notes

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As part of our unit on xylophones, we invited the children to explore some simple and colorful fun with musical notes.

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Xylophone painting

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A xylophone is simple in design and can lead to an exploration in sound, color, shape, and of course – music.

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It’s conference time! | Join Deborah

Here are two conference opportunities to meet Deborah J. Stewart of Teach Preschool! Plus, if you are interested in hosting an exchange student in 2014 come and learn more!

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Paper towel shape art for preschoolers

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In today’s post, I am sharing an opportunity to explore shapes and color through a very simple and engaging artsy experience.

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Sponge block water play puzzles

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I like to use these sponges for art, science, math and they make a fun addition to the water play table. Check out our sponge block water play puzzles!

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