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 to make sense to them. For set up, I used tape on a large sheet of paper to map out [...]
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 post: Simple Exploration of Maps in Preschool. For a creative way to explore our maps, we invited the children to [...]
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!
A DIY art frame made for hanging up children's art!
See how I spent a morning in my preschool studio catching bubbles!
See more ideas on how to expand the learning in the preschool classroom by inviting the children to create with lids!
Throughout part of our school year, we began saving a few pieces of the children's artwork so to have a sampling of each child's work that we could display in our simple preschool art gallery... It is always amazing to me how different artwork looks once you frame it or mount it on a colored background. It suddenly can change the look of the artwork from a blob of colors on paper to having the look [...]
Simple and unique ways to paint without paintbrushes!
Exploring the letter Zz by making zebra stripes in preschool!