These preschoolers are up to something fishy!

This week has been all about the wonderful creatures who live in the pond. The children have been exploring fish, turtles, and frogs. Today, the children created some bright and colorful fish! The teacher set out the fish, colorful scraps of construction paper, and glue for each child. Then the teacher explained the process to the entire group of children so they will understand what they are to do when they go to the tables. [...]

By | August 26th, 2010|Categories: Around the Classroom, Creative Art|Tags: , , |7 Comments

These preschoolers are up to something fishy!

This week has been all about the wonderful creatures who live in the pond. The children have been exploring fish, turtles, and frogs. Today, the children created some bright and colorful fish! The teacher set out the fish, colorful scraps of construction paper, and glue for each child. Then the teacher explained the process to the entire group of children so they will understand what they are to do when they go to the tables. [...]

By | August 26th, 2010|Categories: Around the Classroom, Creative Art|Tags: , , |0 Comments

A simple name writing activity to do with preschoolers

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 to print their name in boxes or on a line. Clearly this wasn't the first time the children had tried [...]

By | August 24th, 2010|Categories: Letter Recognition, Name Recognition|Tags: , |9 Comments

A simple bean bag game your preschoolers will love!

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 that was on the bag. And then the child would toss the bag into one of the baskets! Then they [...]

By | August 24th, 2010|Categories: Games, Letter Recognition, motor skills|Tags: , |8 Comments

Finger painting fun by Carol Brooke

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 -paint -smock or large t-shirt -canvas or recycled cardboard Instructions: Cover the table with newspaper. Put smocks on the children. [...]

By | August 23rd, 2010|Categories: Sensory Play|Tags: , |3 Comments

A is for painting apple trees in preschool

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 paper cup to make the circles. Start by having the children tear the construction paper into long and short, [...]

By | August 22nd, 2010|Categories: Around the Classroom, Creative Art|Tags: , , |12 Comments