The minute the children walked into the classroom, they headed straight to the jingle bell water play station. Let me begin by telling you that the children loved this water play experience but I made lots of mistakes in putting the station together. I started out with what I thought was a good plan but I really should have known better. What do you suppose a bunch of jingle bells in a metal pan with plastic magnetic [...]
I put together a small world tree farm for my students to explore a little bit of sensory and pretend tree farm play. I wasn't sure if my students would really be all that excited about the idea but to my delight, they absolutely loved it! Our question of the day was, "Have you ever been to a tree farm?" Some of our students said "yes" while others said "no." Our question led into our [...]
We spent time exploring our hands and if you are going to explore your hands, you just have to add a little high five into the mix! Hop on over and read more on my blog!
There are so many different ways to explore a color but when you have a fruit that has the color and the color word all built into one, like an orange, it's only natural to explore oranges all around the classroom... The children explored "orange juice" water play which was made up of water, clear water beads, orange liquid water color, and a few orange slices... We also added empty orange juice containers and juice [...]
Exploring pumpkins and then having fun exploring the seeds with pumpkin seed soup!
Following the children's lead has led to new kinds of waterplay!
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Around here you can find bumpy balls at just about any store. I picked up six bumpy balls from the Dollar Tree for some bumpy ball painting!
I like to use these sponges for art, science, math and they make a fun addition to the water play table. Check out our sponge block water play puzzles!
An amazing water play process that combines literacy, motor skills, and water play! You won't want to miss the fun with this one!