Today the children were exploring rain and the goal was to make a rainy day picture with chalk… First they were to create a picture with the chalk and then sprinkle some water, like rain, on top of the chalk drawing… The children were interested in making the rain but they were not grasping how […]
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The children made pussy willows in preschool today! They started out by exploring a real pussy willow. We had to be careful because if we handled the branch too much the little buds (catkins) would fall of the branch very easily. So instead we took one of the catkins off and let the children feel […]
Color mixing and painting clouds in preschool…
I have been playing around with rice bottles to see what I can do to make them both fun and educational. I love all the different versions of rice bottle, also called “I Spy” bottles, I have seen on other blogs and since I whipped up all that colorful rice a few weeks ago, I […]
Sewing can be a challenge for any preschooler so I have tried to simplify the process a bit and add it to a busy book… For sewing cards – I had some sheets of cardboard that I saved from something my husband got in the mail. You could cut up cereal boxes as well. Then […]
Are you ready for a little springtime? These little sunshines will make your preschoolers smile!
It is so hard to keep my opinions to myself as preschoolers create but today, I was thankful that I didn’t interfere as these children made their very own rainbows!
If you are planning a road trip or just need to keep a preschooler busy – try making a Busy Book! This busy book is My Crayon Busy Book… To make the Crayon Busy Book you will need 3-ring binder, some crayons, some paper, and sticky-back velcro. I used the velcro to attach the crayons […]
With spring break on its way, these ideas can help you keep little ones busy. See my latest segment on Fox 59 Morning News! For those of you viewing this through email or other source – you can click here to view the latest news segment! I will be sharing each of my busy books […]
Simple and colorful rainbow art for preschool!
I have a tendency to over-think or worry about what I plan for the children to do! Last week I decided that we should try adding rainbow bottles to our activity boxes… To make the colorful rainbow bottles, we simply filled the bottles about 3/4 of the way with water, added about 1/2 cup of […]