Creating a successful easel painting experience in preschool

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Easel painting is an amazing opportunity for children to express their perception, feelings, interests, and creativity through art. And yet, easel painting is often not offered as an opportunity for many reasons which include, among others, the time and effort it takes to set up and the clean-up afterwards. Setting up the easel and teaching […]

We explored our five senses in preschool: touch

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This past week the children explored their sense of touch, taste, smell, sight, and hearing. Let me show you what the children found in the “sense of touch” discovery center… The children used their sense of touch to sample different types of textures. This activity lends itself to great opportunities for expanding vocabulary. I stopped by the toddler class on […]

We explored our five senses in preschool: taste

This past week the children explored their sense of touch, taste, smell, sight, and hearing. Let me show you what the children found in the “sense of taste” discovery center… The children tasted different kinds of fruit such as apples, pears, oranges, peaches, and we also tried pickles. Some of the children flat refused to taste a pickle. They thought that […]

We explored our five senses in preschool: sight

This past week the children explored their sense of touch, taste, smell, sight, and hearing. Let me show you what the children found in the “sense of sight” discovery center… The children used their sense of sight to look through these colorful toilet roll lenses. The children looked at each other, out the window, and throughout their classroom. I invited the […]

We explored our five senses in preschool: hearing

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This past week the children explored their sense of touch, taste, smell, sight, and hearing. Let me show you what the children found in the “sense of hearing” discovery center… The children played a listening matching game. In a basket were 35mm canisters filled with items such as corn, dice, and salt. There were two of each sound canisters. The children […]

We explored our five senses in preschool: smell

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This past week the children explored their sense of touch, taste, smell, sight, and hearing. Let me show you what the children found in the “sense of smell” discovery center… Smelly Cups The children used their sense of smell to guess what each item was in the smelly cups. Inside each cup was a variety of seasonings such as cinnamon, onion […]