I have already shared with you our tree farm sensory play which was a huge hit so today, I want to share with you the trees our prek students were invited to make as a part of our study on tree farms. We have been spending a lot of time working with air-dry clay this year. [...]
I just finished listening to the Bam Radio Show titled, "Arts versus Crafts in ECE: Which Matters Most?" The guest speaker was author MaryAnn Kohl who has written a whole collection of books all dedicated to promoting process focused art in the preschool classroom. The interview explored the differences between arts and crafts and touched on what [...]
Every teacher will find inspiration through the beautiful works of Meri Cherry!
Our preschool age students (ages three and four) have spent their first two weeks in preschool exploring the different tools they can and will continue to use in preschool. A tool they used this week was the ever popular squeeze bottle filled with colorful glue... You can't go into this process with the mindset that [...]
It's summer and a rainy day here which is the perfect kind of day for me to sit at my kitchen table and tinker around with new ideas. And that is how I figured out how to make the easiest DIY liquid water color ever.
Handprint rainbow painting is an idea that has definitely been around for awhile but to each new class of preschool students, it is still a new idea.
If I could afford to have every child paint every week on canvas instead of on paper, I would do so. Hey wait a minute! I did do exactly that - except I only had to buy one canvas!
There are so many different ways to explore a color but when you have a fruit that has the color and the color word all built into one, like an orange, it's only natural to explore oranges all around the classroom... The children explored "orange juice" water play which was made up of water, clear [...]
Whenever I can find an idea that our whole class can work on together in a successful way, I just love to put it into action! This handprint rainbow was perfect for everyone to join in! Before I share with you the details about our rainbow, I want you to know that we have been [...]
As we continued our exploration of maps, the children were invited to explore this simple DIY table top map and drawing game. Like with most games I make for the children to explore, the process is very open ended. Even if I have an objective in mind, the children often take the idea and change it [...]