January 2011

What’s you’re social media personality?

Exchange magazine published an article in the January/February, 2011 edition titled, “What’s you’re social media personality?” written by early childhood professionals, Fran Simon and Chip Donohue PhD.  In order to actually read this article you would need a subscription to the magazine so I will give you just a few of the highlights… Fran and […]

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Snowman and mitten activity boxes for preschool

Our activity boxes this week consisted of snowmen and mittens… In the snowman activity box we placed paper plate snowmen shapes and small felt cut-outs for the childrern to add as buttons, eyes, nose, scarves… The snowman activity boxes (just as we do each week) were then placed on classroom shelves for the children to […]

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Snowflake puzzles in preschool

There are lots of snowflake ideas out there and at the end of this post, I have collected a few links to other ideas that I would love to try. But first, let me share with you this simple snowflake puzzle we made this past week. The PreK children in this class were given a […]

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We made paper plate snowmen globes in preschool

No Time for Flashcards is always such an inspiration to me and where possible, I share her ideas with our teachers so we can try them too! This week, our Pre-K classes borrowed Ali’s snowman – snowflake craft idea! We gathered up… Small and large paper plates (with a small circle cut out of the center […]

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Eric Carle books and stuffed animals

Last week, a very kind person on Facebook announced that Khols had their new children’s books and animals out for sale. This new set consisted of four Eric Carle books along with stuffed animals to go with each book. Khols sells these items at $5.00 each to raise funds for their “Khols Cares for Kids” […]

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Reflecting on the parents of preschoolers

This is Wy, my nephew, and his mommy. They were over at my house on New Year’s Day and while they read a book together, I stepped back and observed (with camera in hand). The book they were reading was one that Wy’s mommy had bought for him. Each page is illustrated with wonderful textured […]

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Hot cocoa activity box for preschool

I posted before on activity boxes we use in preschool and this week, for a little dramatic play and fine motor fun, our curriculum coordinator put together a cute little hot cocoa box… Inside the box is a baggy filled with scrunched up construction paper pieces for the hot cocoa mix. Some cotton balls for […]

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Preschool large motor fun with tape shapes

Wy and I had a busy new year’s night trying all kinds of fun art activities but it was also nice just to do something geared more towards using our large motor skills… I started us off by making some shapes with yellow painter’s tape on the floor. Painter’s tape is always better than masking […]

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Preschoolers like driving through a snow storm

I didn’t really have a plan for this activity and it isn’t something that will probably get hung up on the refrigerator but Wy had a terrific time with it… I set out a sheet of black construction paper and put a few dots of white paint on the paper. I told Wy that we […]

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Spectacular styrofoam snowman preschool craft

Wy came over on New Year’s eve so his mommy and daddy could have a night out with their friends. Soooo, while he was here – we had fun making lots of goodies including this spectacular styrofoam snowman I happened to have one black Styrofoam tray and one smaller white Styrofoam tray saved and decided it would make […]

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