Exploring measuring tools in preschool

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 [...]

By | September 17th, 2011|Categories: Activity Boxes, Mathematics|Tags: , , , , , |8 Comments

Make your own chip clip art in the preschool classroom

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 [...]

By | July 18th, 2011|Categories: Activity Boxes|Tags: , , , |3 Comments

Circle time: Introducing the forest to preschoolers

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 [...]

By | June 16th, 2011|Categories: Activity Boxes, Children's Books|Tags: , , , |16 Comments