December 2013

8 Christmas trees: Fun Friday features

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Last week, the Discover and Explore team asked our fellow bloggers to link up their December holiday activities.  We had so many fabulous ideas that were shared!  Today I’m going to highlight some of our favorite Christmas tree crafts and activities… Fun at Home with Kids shared this super cute oversized sticky contact paper Christmas […]

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Give your class the gift of nothing

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Today, we had fun putting a new spin on the gift giving process with the help of a new book and an empty box. Come and see how we enjoyed the Gift of Nothing!

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Winter time large motor play for the preschool classroom

In the winter time, we have a lot of requests for indoor games and large motor activities.  While we try to get outdoors, even for a small amount of time each and everyday, Midwest winters can be frigid forcing our time outside to be limited.  For that reason, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite […]

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Christmas bow play

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At Christmas time in our classroom, we have so much fun playing with bows! I’m sharing a few ways that we like to play with bows in our classroom.

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Gift box chalkboard writing game

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Put a little holiday spirit into your chalkboard easel with this fun chalkboard gift box game for preschoolers!

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The simplest holiday invitation to play ever!

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If you want to add a little spark of curiosity to your classroom, then pick up a few Christmas boxes and you will have the simplest holiday invitation to play ever.

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Cardboard collage ornaments

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We’ve been busy decorating our classroom this week and these cardboard collage ornaments were just thing our little Christmas tree needed!

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Christmas ornament math

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Christmas time provides so many opportunities to explore unique materials. We used Christmas ball ornaments to explore basic math concepts.

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Holiday window tracing

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We spent time tracing many different holiday symbols with the help of the lighting from our big windows in our preschool classroom!

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Six ways to discover and explore the holiday season with pinecones and pine needles

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There are so many wonderful ways to celebrate the holidays with pinecones and pine needles. Today we are sharing six of our favorite classroom ideas.

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10 fantastic fingerplays and songs for the holidays

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We are sharing 10 of our favorite fun and fantastic holiday songs and fingerplays!

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Candy cane play all around the clasroom

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Candy canes provide so much inspiration for play all around the classroom. We are sharing 9 ways to play with candy canes this holiday season.

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10 ways to manage holiday stress in the classroom

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We’ve compiled a list of ways to reduce your classroom stress during this holiday season.

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