I recently acquired these little people shaped craft sticks. The craft stick people were unfinished so I painted a few of them blue and a few of them red… I am always looking to add new dimensions of play to the materials we already have in the classroom. So I added the people shaped craft sticks to […]
Developmentally Appropriate Practices
The preschool children loved playing with the flowers and play dough from one of our spring activity boxes!
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 […]
Here are a few potato activities to keep your preschoolers busy while you are making potato soup! Paper Potatoes This is simple but I thought it was kinds of fun… Simply cut or tear a potato shape from a brown paper bag… Set out a little green paint and make fingerprints on the potato for the […]
This is the question being asked on the latest BAM Radio Network show that I commentated on: “Should You Be Assigning Homework in Preschool?” by Rae Pica along with Etta Kralovec and Dr. Ann Barbour. Go and take a listen to the show and see what you think! Before you answer this question consider this… These […]
I wish everyone could have seen the delight in this little girl’s face as she was playing in the shave cream today… Shave cream play was one of several activities the teacher had out on the classroom tables to explore… But this little girl just kept going back to the shave cream table… Once she […]
The children have been checking out medical supplies in their continuing exploration of community helpers… In our activity boxes, we set out a variety of first aid supplies as well as toy medical tools for the children to play with… As I observed the children at play, I noticed that many of the children liked […]
We provided fire station activity boxes for our continuing study of community helpers. I shared the idea of making our own fire stations from a post I read at No Time for Flashcards… Along with the fire stations we set out some fire trucks and then added some waffle blocks to extend the play a […]
These preschoolers enjoyed the opportunity to explore measuring tools to do a little counting and comparing.
Take time to observe children at play in their environment and see what they are learning and what you can learn from them!