Activity Boxes

Exploring seeds in preschool

This activity box is filled with a variety of dry beans and pasta for a little spring garden sensory play…. If you are wondering why there is pasta mixed into the mix – I can’t really say except that it provides a little more color and texture… As with any sensory activity like this, we […]

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Rubber ducky stamping in preschool

I love digging through the activity boxes that our curriculum coordinator puts together and today she had this fun little rubber ducky box… In the box there were rubber ducks and stamp pads of various sizes and colors… I thought I would give this a try and see what happens. Rubber duckies are quite fun […]

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Egg in the nest sorting game

Using homemade Easter grass and plastic eggs, the children will enjoy a little sorting game and making their own colorful bird nest!

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A bundle of fun with these crayons in preschool

Our students love to color so we thought during our color review week, we would mix it up a little and let them try coloring with crayon bundles…. In almost every case, the children began by making the crayons go round and round on their paper… Trying to get all the crayons to touch the […]

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Sorting it all out in preschool

We have been doing some serious color sorting this past week and as you know, serious play leads to serious learning… To review colors, we put together color sorting trays. This tray was a box used to hold crayons by the bulk and it made a perfect sorting tray. We simply added laminated color cards […]

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Y is for yarn in preschool

Preschoolers are unpredictable when it comes to what they will find interesting and how they will play with the different items we put in the activity boxes. I found this adorable idea of making yarn designs on sandpaper by Polwig and decided to turn this idea into one of our activity boxes… We placed sandpaper […]

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Adding to the science and nature center in preschool

Lately, I have been trying to find items to add to our science centers. Filling baskets in the science center is an ongoing effort. I am trying to use items that I find already available in our school and so I have been searching through the old materials in the school storage area… As you can […]

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Exploring all four seasons in preschool

Through out this week, the children have been exploring the four seasons. For one of our activity boxes, we set out laminated trees and symbols to go on the trees that represent each of the four seasons… Before playing with the four season items, the teacher brainstormed with the children about which season each symbol might […]

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Endless fun with flowers in preschool

The preschool children loved playing with the flowers and play dough from one of our spring activity boxes!

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Inviting children to play in preschool

This is not a St. Patrick’s day post but I did use photos from our St. Patrick’s day activity box to start this post off so please read on…. How you set out materials on a table can make a difference in whether children will want to play with those materials or not. During St. […]

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Rainbow sensory play plus a rainbow linky!

I have a tendency to over-think or worry about what I plan for the children to do! Last week I decided that we should try adding rainbow bottles to our activity boxes… To make the colorful rainbow bottles, we simply filled the bottles about 3/4 of the way with water, added about 1/2 cup of […]

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Update on rainbow craft stick puzzles for preschoolers

Rainbow craft stick puzzle fun in preschool!

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Craft stick rainbow puzzles in preschool

Turning craftsticks into rainbow puzzles for preschoolers!

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Digging up dinosaurs in preschool

It doesn’t matter how old the preschoolers are, they all seem to equally enjoy digging up dinosaurs… For one of our activity boxes this week, we set out a container of sand with dinosaurs, spoons, cups, shells, and magnifying glasses. The goal was to try and create a dinosaur landscape for the children to explore […]

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Linky up to Dr. Seuss week in preschool

I have seen so many wonderful activities this past week related to Dr. Seuss Birthday Week that I can just barely keep up. I was hoping that if you have a preschool related blog post about a favorite Dr. Seuss book, that you would link up here! The students at our school have been busy […]

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Green eggs and ham activity box in preschool

For pretend play and to extend the Dr. Seuss story “Green Eggs and Ham”, the children were supplied with foam cutouts to make their own green eggs and ham sandwiches… The pink was for the ham, the green for the eggs, and I think the white is for the yolk, and the brown is for […]

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