Simple ideas you can do to create a print rich environment in your preschool classroom.
Archives for August 2010
Exploring fingerpaint is always fun with this little fish in the pond art activity!
Practice this simple name writing activity with your preschooler! In the middle of a room full of play and noise, I happened to notice a group of children gathered around their teacher doing a little name recognition and writing. As each child would get a turn, the teacher would ask if he or she wanted […]
I happened by this classroom as the children were playing this simple little bean bag toss game. As each child walked up to the line, he or she would choose a bean bag out of the basket, then the teacher would ask the child to announce the color of the bag or name the letter […]
There’s something quite intriguing about feeling paint on your fingers as you spread it onto your canvas. Do it yourself and try not to smile. Feeling the texture, seeing what happens when colors are mixed and the paint is spread across the canvas is important learning… Fun as it may be! You will need: -newspaper […]
I just love apples and the beginning of a new school year gives me every excuse I can to have fun making and learning about apples. To make these fun little apple trees, gather up some red, yellow, green paint, and some brown construction paper. I used a tissue roll but you can also use […]
A colorful result from this fun roller pin creative art preschool activity!
Tissue paper is such a wonderful product to work with in preschool. The bright colors that are available lend to wonderful opportunities for exploring art. Each child was given a paper flower shape as their canvas… The children painted the stem and leaves of the flower with green paint. Controlling the flow of paint is […]
I almost did not write about this activity because, quite frankly, it wasn’t all that great! But – I decided that it was important to share experiences that don’t work out quite as expected. Each child was given a piece of paper and a Popsicle. I thought they would love seeing how they could draw on the […]
I had forgotten about this familiar “thumbs-up” game until I walked in this classroom the other day and saw it in action! To play this game, start by choosing two or three students to come to the front of the room. (They can leave the shoes on by the way:) The remaining children sit at […]
Each school year, I like to create a name book for my preschool students to use. I put them together with all kinds of materials but to simplify things for my readers, I created this little name book template. In advance I create a book for each child. The number of letters each child has […]