Shapes and Colors

O is for orange juice water play

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We have been having loads of playing in our orange juice water table!

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Making squares

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Working together to make squares in our preschool classroom!

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Color mixing

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A simple, yet engaging color mixing activity for preschoolers…

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Painting circles with a compass

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I don’t know about you, but I am always looking for a new or unique tool for painting for making the process fun and interesting for children.  These compasses that we used for painting circles really fit the bill… I’ve shared with you how we have been exploring circles and other shapes lately.  Deborah picked […]

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Making circles in the salt tray

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Last week I shared our shape hunt activity as an introduction to our unit on shapes.  First up on our list of shapes to explore was the circle.  We explored this new shape by drawing circles in our salt trays… We use salt trays in our classroom quite frequently as a fine motor tool and […]

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Hunting for shapes

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To introduce this our new shape unit we read the new book “Hearts are for Loving” and played this fun and colorful game in preschool.

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Exploring all kinds of shapes with salt box drawing

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To promote time with shape recognition and drawing, I transferred our salt into to boxes that come in different shapes.

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Stirring up colorful designs through sensory coloring

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The children had fun using jumbo sized crayons to stir up a colorful design through sensory coloring!

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Water color wheels

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To give our students time to explore the process of mixing colors and a color wheel, we invited our students to explore water color mixing on a paper towel!

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A lesson in color mixing

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All through out the year, I give my students lots of opportunities for exploring concepts such as color mixing but along with the freedom to explore, I will often take the time to sit down with my students and walk through a concept. This lesson in color mixing is an example of such a time…

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Five fun ways to teach with tape

Teaching with Tape

Introducing five fun ways teachers can use tape in the preschool classroom to promote learning and play!

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Shapes on the flannel board graph | Virtual Book Club | Lois Ehlert

Exploring shapes and colors with the book “Color Zoo” by Lois Ehlert and a flannel board graphing experience in preschool!

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A sticky square collage

Exploring the beautiful colors and shape of a square on our sticky window!

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Painting up perfect squares (Piet Mondrian style)

Exploring the painting experience as we continue to take a look at the shape of a square!

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The perfect square in preschool

Exploring the perfect square and the process of tearing, gluing, creating, and writing our names in preschool.

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Sorting it all out in preschool

We have been doing some serious color sorting this past week and as you know, serious play leads to serious learning… To review colors, we put together color sorting trays. This tray was a box used to hold crayons by the bulk and it made a perfect sorting tray. We simply added laminated color cards […]

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