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.

Under construction with our DIY fix-it box

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To give us a place to store all the tools and to give my grandson a different way of playing with them while indoors, I was inspired to create a DIY fix-it box!

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Time to Create: edible fingerpaint recipe

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I was excited to discover that the recipe for edible fingerpaint was included in the brand new book Time to Create: Hands-On Explorations in Process Art for Young Children by Christie Burnett.

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DIY chalk paint

DIY Chalk Paint

Chalk paint is so simple to make and because it includes a little bit of chalk pounding, the process of making chalk paint is quite fun too.

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DIY Kleenex box (math) games

DIY Math Boxes

Exploring math with these fun do-it-yourself fun math boxes and lots of stuff saved from around the school or house!

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DIY fingerprint paint pads and bugs

DIY Paint Pad

We love making fingerprint bugs and flowers and now we have a new fingerprint pad to help the process run more smoothly!

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A pinteresting Earth day globe for preschoolers

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In our continued celebration of Earth day, the children explored the process of pinning the things we care for to a rather unique DIY globe!

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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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