Parachute play is a great way to promote teamwork and to get those large muscles moving. The children gather around the parachute and hold on to one of the parachute handles. There are more children then there are handles on the parachute so the children who are not holding a handle become the ball fetchers. […]
Archives for May 2010
Tonight I have been working on the props for our preschool program. One of the dances is called Caterpillar Conga and we wanted to have each boy be a part of the caterpillar. I am still choosing whether to have a polka-dotted caterpillar, circle caterpillar, or just plain green. The boys are only three and […]
Each year, I have the privilege of directing a preschool musical at one of our local schools. I thought I would share a few tips about preparing preschoolers to sing or dance for their parents… To help the children know where to stand during the presentation, I mark the floor with colorful painters tape. Painter’s tape is easily […]
This isn’t a new idea or even my idea but I wanted to document this idea in my blog because I think it is fabulous. I am often asked for activities that toddlers can do that will also be great to display. Sometimes this is referred to as “refrigerator art.” I hesitate to focus too […]
Q-Tip painting with a toddler for the very first time.
The children in this class spent the week exploring all about the farm. They explored a variety of activities including how to create the form of a tractor out of shapes. For sensory, the children drove tractors in (and around) the dirt. The children discovered the feel and shape of lima beans. The children then […]
In this twos classroom, easel painting is part of the daily routine. The children know how to get their own paint smock, slip it over their head, and then they head over to an open easel where paint, brushes, and paper is ready and waiting for them. Some days they paint on short paper and […]