International mud day: making rainbow mud paint

In honor of International Mud Day, I recently did some experimenting and I hope you will enjoy this mildly messy International Mud Day activity... Finding the right kind of dirt here to make a good consistency of mud was not easy. The dirt in my yard was hard as a rock so I stopped by my husbands jobsite and filled up a bucket of dirt from there. The dirt is light and thick (almost a [...]

Setting the stage for a preschool show

I have just finished one of the busiest weeks of the year. One of the things I have been doing is creating stage decorations for the preschool spring show.... The theme of the show was school days - thus the reason for making lots of objects we use in preschool... I didn't make all the stage decorations by myself - thank goodness for the creative people I work with... And here it all is on [...]

By | June 6th, 2011|Categories: Special Occasions|Tags: , |10 Comments

An earth day poem: What do you see?

I wrote this little earth day poem based on the story "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?" by Bill Martin Jr. and  Eric Carle. Teacher, teacher what do you see? I see lady bugs, sorting, and counting games looking at me.... Teacher, teacher what do you see? I see paper animals, trees, flowers, and instruments looking at me... Teacher, teacher what do you see? I see bowling pins, spy games, and painting tools [...]

By | April 23rd, 2011|Categories: Special Occasions, The Value of Play|Tags: , , , |6 Comments