Last week I shared our shape hunt activity as an introduction to our unit on shapes. First up on our list of shapes to explore was the circle. We explored this new shape by drawing circles in our salt trays... We use salt trays in our classroom quite frequently as a fine motor tool and to encourage pre-writing skills. We use a basic plastic tray that can be picked up at most any school supply [...]
We recently spent some extra time exploring the color blue and this particular process of making blue print designs ended up being far more engaging to my students than I ever thought it would. I love it when every child in the classroom takes their time exploring a process.
We are always looking for new and interesting ways to explore snow in our classroom. This one really hits the mark!
Our Pre-kindergarten age children designed their own stained glass artwork using tape and paint!
Exploring the concept of stained glass through this simple easel starter in our preschool classroom.
Spiders are quite common around our preschool and so we spent a little time reading about and making our own very busy spiders.
Today I'm sharing a few of my favorite posts that were linked up to our Discover and Explore dinosaur linky party. We had so many cool sensory bins, excavations, fossils, and play dough activities shared that it was really hard to choose favorites... Little Bins for Little Hands shared this really fun icy dinosaur excavation that would be a perfect way to stay cool on a hot summer day... Happy Hooligans shared a really beautiful [...]
To promote time with shape recognition and drawing, I transferred our salt into to boxes that come in different shapes.
We spent a week exploring dinosaurs all through out our centers. As part of the children's exploration of dinosaurs, they spent lots of time playing in our dinosaur land which was located right inside our sand table...
Previously, I shared with you a couple of our domino math activities so today, I am sharing the creative side of playing with dominoes.