Building trucks with simple materials in preschool

Activity Box: Trucks and Straws

When our curriculum coordinator, Mrs. Fisher, showed me the items she had planned for this transportation activity box, she was worried that the children might not really like it. I love the unpredictability of children… Mrs. Fisher put some cards with simple shaped trucks printed on each card in the activity box with some straws […]

Making the art process easier isn’t always the right choice in preschool

Hot Air Balloons

As part of a transportation unit, the children in this class explored how the flow of wind helps a hot air balloon move across the sky.¬†To build on the concept of wind, the children tried a little blow-painting on their hot air balloons… The children put a spoonful of paint on their paper balloons then […]

We made a paper plate bumble bee in preschool

bumble bees

The children at preschool made a paper plate bumble bee… The children started by using yellow paint and a paint roller to turn their paper plate a bright yellow… Then the children painted on some black bumblebee stripes with a paint brush. Notice how they used different types of painting tools as this process progressed. […]