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 […]
We explored a variety of maps in my classroom. The goal of our mapping explorations was simply to compare different kinds of maps and what kinds of things can be found on a map like lines, colors, words, directions, land, sea, roads, and places. You can read about our simple introduction to maps on this […]
We discovered that there are a whole lot of holes to be explored all throughout the preschool classroom!
Exploring fingers and hands while the children enjoy the process of making their own handprints!