Making your own fishing poles for preschool

Fishing poles can be made in many ways and can be used for all kinds of preschool activities.  This fishing pole is simply a dowel rod that I painted then taped on a length of yarn. At the end of the yarn, I added a small, but strong, magnet wrapped in a thin piece of material. To go with each fishing pole is a cloth carrier. By storing each pole in a carrier, I don't [...]

By | June 28th, 2010|Categories: Quick Tips for Preschool Teachers|Tags: , |3 Comments

Deborah’s Graduation Day!

A few months ago, I had a young friend that I met on Facebook, Kara Morris, ask me to help her write a poem for her graduation announcements.  I wrote the initial draft and Kara tweaked the words to work for her. In the end, we came up with this darling poem that I would now like to borrow from Kara and share with you all for my own graduation announcement. Just beyond my reach Are [...]

By | June 26th, 2010|Categories: Inspiration|20 Comments

Water Bottle Printing with Preschoolers

This idea originally came from Frugal Family Fun Blog. I have seen this idea on many other blogs as well but this is where I saw the idea first.  I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it. Theme: Flowers The theme for this particular week is Flowers.  The children are creating flowers from all sorts of artistic approaches. Below is a class of older three year olds having fun with the [...]

By | June 24th, 2010|Categories: Around the Classroom, Creative Art|Tags: , , , |4 Comments

Fourth of July in Preschool

I discovered these little fourth of July collages in a Toddler classroom.  The teacher cutout the shapes then put a squiggle of glue on the paper and then invited the children to come and put some of the construction paper shapes on the blue paper. Do you have a Fourth of July preschool activity to share? Add it to the Linky below any time between now and July 4th!

By | June 23rd, 2010|Categories: Holiday Ideas|Tags: , , |1 Comment