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Planets in a bottle

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My prekindergarten age students enjoyed talking about and making their own planets in a bottle!

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More ways to celebrate winter

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We are highlighting some of the best winter posts shared in the latest Discover and Explore linky!

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More indoor large motor play: Fun Friday features

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More indoor large motor activities shared by our blogging friends on the Discover and Explore linky.

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Let it snow

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Winter has come early for us and we are embracing the snow with fun indoor and outdoor activities!

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8 Christmas trees: Fun Friday features

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Last week, the Discover and Explore team asked our fellow bloggers to link up their December holiday activities.  We had so many fabulous ideas that were shared!  Today I’m going to highlight some of our favorite Christmas tree crafts and activities… Fun at Home with Kids shared this super cute oversized sticky contact paper Christmas […]

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Winter time large motor play for the preschool classroom

In the winter time, we have a lot of requests for indoor games and large motor activities.  While we try to get outdoors, even for a small amount of time each and everyday, Midwest winters can be frigid forcing our time outside to be limited.  For that reason, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite […]

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Six ways to discover and explore the holiday season with pinecones and pine needles

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There are so many wonderful ways to celebrate the holidays with pinecones and pine needles. Today we are sharing six of our favorite classroom ideas.

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Cooking with kids: Fun Friday features

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Last week, the Discover and Explore team shared our ideas for cooking with kids and we asked our fellow bloggers to do the same.  Today I am highlighting a few easy recipes for children to make, mostly on their own… A Day in the Life of a Preschool Teacher gives us simple ideas to get […]

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Promoting life skills in the preschool classroom

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Let’s take a quick look at the important process of promoting life skills in the preschool classroom!

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Thanksgiving: Fun Friday features

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Last week our fellow bloggers shared some awesome Thanksgiving activities in the Discover and Explore linky.  Today I’m sharing four different ways to make “gratitude trees” or “thankful trees.”  These trees are a fun way for children to express their thoughts of thankfulness… Mrs. O’Daniels shared these colorful thankful trees that her children made for their grandparents… […]

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Cooking in the classroom

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We recently spent a morning exploring different types of fruit.  With that fruit, we created a delicious rainbow fruit salad.  What we learned is that cooking in the classroom is about so much more than just measuring, slicing, and pouring.  It can be a multi-sensory experience… To begin our morning, we read a delightful story […]

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Science: Fun Friday features

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Last week, the Discover and Explore team invited our blogging friends to share their best science activities.  We received a wonderful response and would like to highlight a few of our favorites today.. Crafting Connections shared some fantastic ways to encourage young scientists with this practical guide… Blog Me Mom shared this really cool red […]

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Planning a Thanksgiving feast

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Every November, we celebrate Thanksgiving in our classroom in much the same way other classrooms around the country do: by having a Thanksgiving feast.  Today, I’d like to share with you the preparations that take place before our big celebration… The first thing we must do when preparing for our feast is to plan our […]

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Explore and discover bubbles in a bowl science

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Today’s explore and discovery linky is all about science! I can’t tell you how much we enjoyed this simple science process with bubbles and water color!

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Creating with natural materials: Fun Friday features

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Last week, our Discover and Explore crew asked our fellow bloggers to link up their favorite posts about creating with natural materials.  Today I am sharing a few of the posts that I found to be really interesting and unique… Danya Banya shared these awesome painted seed pods.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen seed […]

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Dinosaurs: Fun Friday features

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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 […]

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