All kinds of fun with foam noodles and a Guidecraft review/give-away!
Bright and colorful cups can end up building imagination and tall towers!
We have been exploring the use of measuring and cooking tools in our prek class. The children loved using the measuring tools to scoop up dried beans… Beans have a wonderful quality to them. They feel smooth to the touch which invites hands on exploration… As the children explored the beans, we were able to […]
See how to make textured clothespins…
Our class LOVES story stones!
Exploring the materials in the preschool classroom is part of setting the groundwork for future learning..
Wy is always playing with the chip clips around our house, so I thought I would integrate the chip clip play into a little chip clip painting… I set out some chip clips, yarn, pieces of craft foam, and three colors of paint. To paint with the clips, the boys put the scraps of yarn […]
One way I like to introduce a new concept to young children is by filling up my treasure box with little trinkets that inspire questions and conversation about that topic. Today’s treasure box is a forest box… Inside my forest box are different items one might find if they went for a walk in the […]
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 […]
Today, I happened by this class to see what was up and while there, I discovered the real teacher hard at work play. This young teacher (a Pre-K student) was holding a set of cards that had been made for the transportation activity box. Each card had a different color of car on the front […]
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 […]
This little bug activity box was simple to put together and allowed for both some color sorting and simple play!