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 little counting but some children may just prefer to hop from lili-pad to lili-pad.  I never know what the children [...]

By | May 9th, 2011|Categories: Activity Boxes, Games|Tags: , , |3 Comments

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 the game was to roll the color cube and then stand on the color of circle that matches the color [...]

By | April 3rd, 2011|Categories: Games, The Value of Play|Tags: , , , , |7 Comments

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 have really wanted to make a few of my own.... This bottle of rice has little rubber ducks and fish [...]

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 once they caught on to the idea - they enjoyed having the teacher wrap them up all over! But what [...]

By | October 30th, 2010|Categories: Games, Holiday Ideas|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

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 a spider web. The challenging part of this game is for the children to remember to hold on tightly to [...]

By | October 30th, 2010|Categories: Games|Tags: , , |5 Comments