Do it Yourself and make learning fun!

One of the best ways to make the early learning environment fun and engaging is to take everyday materials and turn them into dynamic activities, games, and more. Check out the many different simple DIY ideas shared here on Teach Preschool.

At play with the sticky board playhouse

Stop by and check out the super fun sticky board play house we made and enjoyed in our preschool classroom!

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DIY ramps and cars for toddlers

My grandson loves his cars and trucks so I thought I would introduce him to a simple version of ramps and cars this week. I started by making a simple toddler-sized ramp that he could easily explore.

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DIY musical strummies

Reading the wonderful children’s book, “Red and Yellow’s Noisy Night” and making our very own DIY Strummies!

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From maps to mazes and amazing teamwork

Have you ever noticed the similarities between road maps and mazes? We are exploring the connection between the two this week in preschool.

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How to make a simply amazing maze for play

Check out this tutorial on how to make a simple large box maze that will invite your preschoolers to play!

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Let’s get moving with a DIY action cube!

Get your preschoolers up and moving with these simple DIY action cubes!

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DIY pizza box kitchen

Enjoying the dramatic play experience with our fabulous new DIY pizza box kitchen stove and sink!

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Storybook games

Anytime I find a children’s book that is really well written and I know my students will enjoy it – I try to think of ways to expand on that book.  One way I expand on a children’s book is by coming up with a story book game… In my previous post, I shared with […]

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DIY table top puppet stage and The Three Little Pigs

Creating a DIY tabletop puppet stage and telling the story of The Three Little Pigs! My kids loved it!

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DIY eyeballs for our play dough spiders

Making spiders with our new DIY googly eyes for play dough!

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Ants on a log counting and drawing game

Counting and drawing our own ants and exploring our outdoor log maze too!

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Designing with DIY colored glue in preschool

Exploring the process for using a squeezable glue bottle as we also make beautiful colored glue designs!

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How to make skittle paint

Stop by and see this sweet idea for art and math. Learn how to make Skittle Paint!

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DIY colored glue letters, numbers, and shapes for the light table

Make your own letters and numbers for the light table with colored glue and cookie cutters!

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DIY Magnetic Board

Make your own magnet board for home or for your early childhood classroom! See this post to learn how!

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Ten ways to use your noodle

Noodles bring a big variety of playful opportunities into the preschool classroom!

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