I recently acquired these little people shaped craft sticks. The craft stick people were unfinished so I painted a few of them blue and a few of them red… I am always looking to add new dimensions of play to the materials we already have in the classroom. So I added the people shaped craft sticks to […]
Archives for March 2011
The children have been exploring the four seasons throughout the week and today they painted trees… The teacher had set out paper with a tree form already on it (the children probably could have drawn their own trees) and a variety of paint colors with paint brushes. This was one of many different activities the […]
Through out this week, the children have been exploring the four seasons. For one of our activity boxes, we set out laminated trees and symbols to go on the trees that represent each of the four seasons… Before playing with the four season items, the teacher brainstormed with the children about which season each symbol might […]
During circle time, these children explored the concept of longer and shorter… The teacher selected two children at a time to go and select an object from the room and bring it back to the circle. The two objects were then placed side by side so the children could determine which was longer and which […]
The preschool children loved playing with the flowers and play dough from one of our spring activity boxes!
Mother’s day activities for preschoolers!
To extend the weather graphing experience over time, the children help to create a weather caterpillar… Each day, the children add a new circle to their weather caterpillar and discuss the patterns in the weather. As you can see below, the weather pattern is “rainy, rainy, cloudy, cloudy” (AABB)… In the younger classes, the teacher […]
As I shared previously, graphing with preschoolers is a wonderful way to expand a child’s understanding of their world. The children have been exploring the weather with the use of a graph as well… On the top of the graph, the children answer the question “What is your favorite weather?” By titling the graph with […]
early childhood education, preschool, homeschool, ice cream, graphing, graphs
This is not a St. Patrick’s day post but I did use photos from our St. Patrick’s day activity box to start this post off so please read on…. How you set out materials on a table can make a difference in whether children will want to play with those materials or not. During St. […]
Before rushing off to explore creative art activities, we often take a minute to explain the creative art activity during circle time… The goal is to help the children connect the dots between the creative art activity and any concept we are exploring throughout the week… Once the children get to the table, they will be […]