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.

Making a-maze-ing marble mazes for the preschool classroom

Exploring marbles and mazes in our preschool classroom!

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Mixing up bright and colorful M&M paint in preschool

Exploring the wonderful texture and qualities of our brightly colored self-made M&M paint in preschool.

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A new bookshelf in my preschool classroom

Making a little more space in my classroom by adding a wall book shelf in the book center!

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Guest Post: A homemade light table for preschool

A wonderful version of the DIY light table by Cynthia Tanguay!

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DIY yarn machine in preschool

This is a simple way I use for children to get their own yarn and to help keep the yarn organized in the process….. I call this my yarn machine. It is very basic – you just drop a ball of yarn (make sure it is a ball) in a tissue box then thread one end […]

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Magnetic pumpkin play for preschoolers

At play with out pumpkin cans and magnetic pom-poms in preschool!

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Preschool pizza box games

Making games from pizza boxes for my preschool students to explore!

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We made colored sand and fall leaves in preschool

We explored the process of making colored sand and colored sand leaf art.

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Easy recipe for slime brought to you by our preschoolers

Making slime with an easy “secret” recipe with our preschoolers!

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Making story stones in preschool

We made awesome story stones in preschool.

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A polk-a-dot trash can for the preschool classroom

Sprucing up the preschool classroom by turning an old trashcan into a bright colorful addition to the classroom!

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Making ink stamps for the preschool classroom

Make your own foam block ink stamps for preschool.

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DIY: Make your own magnetic play set for preschool

One of my favorite ideas of the summer – make your own magnetic play set!

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DIY: Make your own flannel board for preschool

Making your own flannel board for preschool is simple and it is a great tool for teaching young children!

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Bright and colorful sensory bags for preschool

I just love these sensory bags. Making them is just as much fun as feeling and playing with them… To make these really cool sensory bags, all you need is some hair gel, baggies, and food color. I purchased hair gel from the Dollar Store and used food color that comes in tubes to make […]

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Building bookshelves for the preschool classroom

I still needed child-sized bookshelves for my classroom but not any more. Over the weekend my husband built me three of them… I gave him the measurements that I needed based on how many baskets I hoped to fit in each shelf as well as measuring the height of my tables.  I didn’t want the […]

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