March 2011

My busy book: sewing

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 […]

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Bring on some sunshine in preschool

Are you ready for a little springtime? These little sunshines will make your preschoolers smile!

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A rainbow of my very own in preschool

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!

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My busy book: Crayons

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 […]

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Deborah in the News:spring break travel tips for preschoolers

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 […]

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Make spring break travel with preschoolers fun and educational!

For those of you heading out on a long trip during spring break, I will  be sharing a few simple travel tips for parents of preschoolers today = Thursday – March 17, 2011 on Indiana’s  Fox Morning News – Channel 59 at 9:15am EST… I will be sure to share the video of the news […]

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More colorful rainbow fun in preschool

Simple and colorful rainbow art for preschool!

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Rainbow sensory play plus a rainbow linky!

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 […]

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What can your preschooler do while you make potato soup?

Here are a few potato activities to keep your preschoolers busy while you are making potato soup! Paper Potatoes This is simple but I thought it was kinds of fun… Simply cut or tear a potato shape from a brown paper bag… Set out a little green paint and make fingerprints on the potato for the […]

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Update on rainbow craft stick puzzles for preschoolers

Rainbow craft stick puzzle fun in preschool!

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Craft stick rainbow puzzles in preschool

Turning craftsticks into rainbow puzzles for preschoolers!

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Should preschoolers have homework?

This is the question being asked on the latest BAM Radio Network show that I commentated on: “Should You Be Assigning Homework in Preschool?” by Rae Pica along with Etta Kralovec and Dr. Ann Barbour. Go and take a listen to the show and see what you think! Before you answer this question consider this… These […]

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Building traps to catch Lenny the Leprechaun in preschool

We are building traps for Lenny the Leprechaun who is causing all sorts of trouble in our preschool.

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The shave cream table is irresistible in preschool

I wish everyone could have seen the delight in this little girl’s face as she was playing in the shave cream today… Shave cream play was one of several activities the teacher had out on the classroom tables to explore… But this little girl just kept going back to the shave cream table… Once she […]

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Counting children in preschool should really count

Often times teachers only think of counting their students when they are headed out on a field trip or going outdoors to play. But getting into the habit of counting children should start even when you are in the classroom all day! Here are a few tips for keeping safe track of your students… Keep […]

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Digging up dinosaurs in preschool

It doesn’t matter how old the preschoolers are, they all seem to equally enjoy digging up dinosaurs… For one of our activity boxes this week, we set out a container of sand with dinosaurs, spoons, cups, shells, and magnifying glasses. The goal was to try and create a dinosaur landscape for the children to explore […]

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