Shapes and Colors

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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Y is for yarn in preschool

Preschoolers are unpredictable when it comes to what they will find interesting and how they will play with the different items we put in the activity boxes. I found this adorable idea of making yarn designs on sandpaper by Polwig and decided to turn this idea into one of our activity boxes… We placed sandpaper […]

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Fun with colorful bubble science in kindergarten

As I have mentioned many times before, I love all the ideas you can find on other blogs but there are times that I will read an idea but not really give it a chance. Sometimes, it isn’t that the children aren’t ready to try something new or different – the problem is that we […]

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Add the picture after you frame it up in preschool

Today, the kindergarten class tried out our new window markers…. Only we didn’t use them on the windows  – instead we used them on the glass cover of a picture frame… In some of the picture frames, we inserted pre-drawn shapes like circles or dots or even a house and the children drew over the […]

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We made a shapely Santa in preschool

While having fun with holiday arts and crafts, we also used the opportunity to review our shapes… We reviewed triangles and circles by making a Santa puppet from construction paper… The children simply added a triangular shaped hat, some eyeballs… Some of the children really like those eyeballs… And of course, we added cotton balls […]

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A little milky science in preschool

I have seen many bloggers post this simple activity to try with milk and we finally got the opportunity to try it out in our school… First, you need to gather some milk, food coloring, cotton swabs, and dish washing liquid. Then begin by pouring the milk into a wide, shallow container. Next, carefully add […]

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Colorful fine motor play in preschool

The children have been exploring this wonderful color matching game…. The game board was colored with markers then laminated and the clothespins were painted to match each color… The children simply used their fingers to squeeze a clothespin and clip it on to the matching color on the wheel… It is a wonderful way to […]

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Playing with pompoms in preschool

We have a basket filled with colorful pompoms for the children to play with in the classroom… Each child grabs a supply of pompoms to begin with and places the pompoms on their own tray. The trays help the children define their personal space and they help to keep the pompoms from rolling all over […]

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Mixing colored water in preschool

This week has been all about colors. We have been reviewing all of our colors and having fun with a little color mixing and colorful cotton ball painting in the process.  Today the children spent time exploring and mixing colored water and I got to help out! To start, we simply put a few drops […]

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Simple idea for mixing paint colors in preschool

This simple color mixing idea came from ABC’s of Jess’s House and I thought it was so cute that I shared it with our teachers and we gave it a try! To start out, gather some plastic zip-lock baggies and two colors of paint you want your children to mix up! Use a permanent marker […]

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Rainbow tracing in preschool

Rainbow tracing is a simple technique for helping children work on their fine motor skills, eye-hand coordination, and beginning writing skills. The technique is fairly simple. You give each child at least three different colors of crayons and a shape, number or letter to trace. The children begin by tracing the shape with their finger. […]

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Patterning with gumdrops in pre-kindergarten!

I have to say out of all the things I have observed the children do over the past several months, Gumdrop Day was one of the most successful and fun days for me to observe and for the pre-kindergarten children to enjoy!  This post is part one of our Gumdrop Day – tomorrow will be […]

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Pumpkin patch play in preschool

All it takes is a little imagination and suddenly you have your very own preschool pumpkin patch! The children explored the pumpkin patch with a few orange pom-poms and green construction paper. The children used clothespins to pick the pumpkins from their patch and then put them in their basket! I thought it was interesting […]

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We made a circle collage in preschool

Our two and three year olds were focusing on the shape of a circle this week and one of their activities was to make a circle collage! Each of the children were given a round paper plate because of its circular shape to use as the canvas for their circle collage. The teacher had precut […]

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Viewing our world through a colorful lens in preschool!

The children in this classroom have a very colorful view of their world! This classroom has the luxury of four large windows down low at child’s eye view. I happened by the classroom the other day and noticed that the teacher placed see-through colored cellophane on the windows for the children to look through. There is an […]

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The letter of the week in preschool: presenting A and B

Each week, we focus on a letter of the week in our two and three year old classes. It isn’t the only time we explore that specific letter but it is a time we give that letter a special introduction and a little special attention. There are many activities to use for creating letters and […]

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