If you haven't ever tried cotton ball color mixing with your students, then let me encourage you to give it a go! It is such a simple process and yet engaging to a mixed age group of students. Here is how it works... The invitation The invitation to explore colors and color mixing with cotton balls is definitely inviting all by itself. My students didn't hesitate to head on over and get right to work. [...]
My prekindergarten age students enjoyed talking about and making their own planets in a bottle!
More indoor large motor activities shared by our blogging friends on the Discover and Explore linky.
Winter has come early for us and we are embracing the snow with fun indoor and outdoor activities!
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 tree... Mama Papa Bubba also shared another wonderful use of contact paper with this life size sticky Christmas tree... Here [...]
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 ways to get kids up and moving in the classroom... Large motor activities should be a vital part of any [...]
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.
Let's take a quick look at the important process of promoting life skills in the preschool classroom!
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... Adventures in Wunderland shared this really sweet handprint thankful tree… Makeovers and Motherhood shared a printable template for their thankfulness trees... [...]
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 called "End of the Rainbow Fruit Salad." It is a simple book that explores both colors and numbers, as well [...]