Holiday Ideas

Six ways to discover and explore the holiday season with pinecones and pine needles

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There are so many wonderful ways to celebrate the holidays with pinecones and pine needles. Today we are sharing six of our favorite classroom ideas.

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10 fantastic fingerplays and songs for the holidays

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We are sharing 10 of our favorite fun and fantastic holiday songs and fingerplays!

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Candy cane play all around the clasroom

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Candy canes provide so much inspiration for play all around the classroom. We are sharing 9 ways to play with candy canes this holiday season.

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10 ways to manage holiday stress in the classroom

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We’ve compiled a list of ways to reduce your classroom stress during this holiday season.

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Our Thanksgiving Feast in preschool

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My students cooked up their own Thanksgiving feast to serve up for our classroom family. Teach Preschool wishes you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving too!

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My, oh my! We like to make pies!

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We had two different kinds of pie on our agenda but to start off our pie making experiences, we read the book “I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie.”

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Turkey toss drawings

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Today in preschool, we tossed the dice to inspire some rather unique turkey drawings!

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Exploring cornucopias

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Holidays present the opportunity to introduce new words and ideas in our classroom. This Thanksgiving, we introduced cornucopias.

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Fun with feathers and beads

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We filled our classroom centers with materials that were somehow related to our Thanksgiving books including lots of feathers and beads for play!

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The value of a paper plate pumpkin

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There is something so simple yet rewarding about making paper plate pumpkins. I know, because I sat down with my class and made my own paper plate pumpkin and while making it, I realized that the process was relaxing, simple, creative, and fun…

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Pumpkin seed play dough

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My preschoolers enjoyed spending time exploring pumpkin seeds and playing with pumpkin seed play dough!

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Printmaking with paper hearts

Valentine’s day themed art can be as simple as printmaking with paper hearts. With just a few materials that are readily found around your home or classroom, your children can create beautiful heart-shaped prints.

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Valentine lacing cards

Lacing cards are a fun and simple way to build fine motors in preschool-aged children, especially when they are holiday themed.

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Hearts you can count on

Hearts are a wonderful shape for sorting, graphing, counting, estimating, and more! Come and see how we put our hearts and minds to work as we explored a little heart math fun!

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A gift for the teacher

May your new year be blessed with appreciation, time with your students, and the trust of your parents.

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Holiday in a box

I find that at the end of any holiday we celebrate at home or in my classroom, I often have a variety of different objects left over. A fun and simple way to use up those holiday left-overs is to invite your students to make their very own “Holiday in a Box!”… To make a […]

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