This is a simple bumble bee activity box to throw together…. All you need are yellow ink pads, black crayons, and some pieces of paper…. Invite the children to press their fingers on the yellow ink pad and then make yellow prints on their paper… Once they have their prints on the paper, invite the […]
Archives for May 2011
This little bug activity box was simple to put together and allowed for both some color sorting and simple play!
To keep your classroom clean, start by keeping a broom and dust pan by the sand table at all times… And keep old towels near the water table at all times… And be sure to have extra paper towels available for cleaning the tables… And keep plenty of baskets handy for sorting and putting away […]
There are some activities that just look like fun and this caterpillar painting activity is one of my favorites…. The teachers set out bright colors of paint, some plastic cups, and some plastic forks. The children used the plastic forks to scratch some green grass on their paper… We had all kinds of green grass […]
This is the final activity we did with our flower bouquets. You can see the other posts here > painting with flowers, a flower canvas, and cutting flower stems. I have also seen many different folks share about still life drawings which made me really want to give this a try with the kids… To get this […]
Cutting flower stems in preschool Perhaps I should have titled this post “Attempting to cut flower stems in preschool” because child scissors don’t make much of a dent in the stems. However, one of our students figured out how to make this work…. These are left-over stems from our flower bouquets which I posted about […]
Did you save the flower bouquet for preschool? I have shared how the kindergarten class made a flower canvas from a flower bouquet that was just about ready to be thrown out. Here are some additional activities to use up those flowers from the flower bouquet as well… While at one table, the children were making […]
Exploring the parts of a flower with this fun and creative activity!
Dawn is always so busy making wonderful games and activity boxes for the children at preschool and this is one of her latest games she put together…. She added lili-pads, frogs, and a dice… The children will make up their own rules of how to play the game… The dice is included to promote a […]
I thought I would repost this collection of buggy ideas I found from last year… Bugs and Critters
Last week I was the guest commentator on the Bam Radio Show along with Rae Pica, Ellen Ava Sigler, Ed.D., and Margaret Berry Wilson. The topic was titled, “Creating Praise Junkies: Are You Giving Children Too Much “Positive” Reinforcement?” . You can click on the link to take a listen. My Thoughts on positive reinforcement… […]