Games

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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Little peas all around the classroom | Virtual Book Club for Kids

Exploring peas all around the classroom and the wonderful book “Little Pea” by Amy Krouse Rosenthal!

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Touch and Feel Scarecrows

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We played a simple game to take a look at the textures of our scarecrows a little more closely in preschool!

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How to play red light – green light

How to play red light – green light in preschool!

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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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Pumpkin vines on the sticky table

Exploring pumpkin vines in preschool through a variety of activities…

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Aluminum foil alphabet game in preschool

After doing a little foil texture painting, tearing, and gluing – we played a little foil alphabet ball game.

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Exploring our flag for Fourth of July in preschool

In celebration of Fourth of July, we had a little discussion on taking care of our flags and then we did a little practice trying to fold them too… We talked about why the flag should not touch the ground. This brought up words like respect, symbol, and freedom… Then we all took turns learning […]

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This is a little frog game for preschoolers

Dawn is always so busy making wonderful games and activity boxes for the children at preschool and this is one of her latest games she put together…. She added lili-pads, frogs, and a dice… The children will make up their own rules of how to play the game… The dice is included to promote a […]

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The color game in preschool

This is a little game we made for our preschoolers to have fun working on color recognition… First we made a little cube and put a different color on each side – red, yellow, blue, green, orange, and purple. Then we cut out 6 large circles from construction paper and laminated them… The object of […]

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Colorful and educational rice bottles for preschoolers

I have been playing around with rice bottles to see what I can do to make them both fun and educational. I love all the different versions of rice bottle, also called “I Spy” bottles, I have seen on other blogs and since I whipped up all that colorful rice a few weeks ago, I […]

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Preschool game: All wrapped up like a mummy

For this Halloween game, we used toilet paper to wrap up like a mummy. Some of the children tried to wrap up their own legs and arms which proved to be quite challenging. Many of the two year olds took a minute to warm up to the idea of getting wrapped up at all! But […]

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Preschool game: Don’t get caught in the spider web!

Another game that was played during our Halloween party was the spider web game. To make this game, the teacher starts by having the children pass a ball of yarn around the circle. Then the children hold on to the yarn and pass it across the circle – going back and forth until we have […]

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Fun with skeleton bones in preschool

Today the children had their Halloween party and there were all kinds of activities the children participated in. These children worked together to build a skeleton. They started with the head and worked their way down the body adding arms and hands and legs. The discovered that each arm and leg and two bones. I […]

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Making game mats for preschool

Making homemade game mats can lead to surprising learning opportunities!

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Going on an I spy walk in preschool

Our preschoolers loved this little I spy game! This activity was inspired by Nanette Sposito of Little Wonders Preschool. Nanette presented photos of an entire I-Spy theme of activities on Facebook that her class did over the summer and I just loved it. I created a little picture-checklist for the children to use as clues […]

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