Special Occasions

Creative Christmas Countdown: Day 4 | Thank You Cards

I am sharing how to make Thank You cards for Day Four of the Creative Christmas Countdown! Come join us…

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Add a little learning to our playtime

When I get out of the way and give children the freedom to explore – the unintentional happens and a little learning is added to our playtime!

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Fire station role play in preschool

Role playing with the table top fire station in our preschool class.

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Celebrating grandparent’s day in preschool

I didn’t know that when I wrote about on becoming a grandparent, I would be warmly welcomed into the grandparent club! Below this post, I am sharing some links to ideas for celebrating grandparents day but first, I want to share with you a few things I love most about being a grandparent… Spending time at home with […]

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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 […]

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Circle time: Introducing the forest to preschoolers

One way I like to introduce a new concept to young children is by filling up my treasure box with little trinkets that inspire questions and conversation about that topic. Today’s treasure box is a forest box… Inside my forest box are different items one might find if they went for a walk in the […]

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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 […]

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Preparing for graduation day in preschool…

Preschool graduations will soon be coming. Find out more about how you can prepare for your preschool graduation ceremony!

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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, […]

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What does Santa like to do?

While waiting around for Christmas, Santa likes to… Ring the jingle bells… Play with Legos… Play computer games… And talk to his teacher… But mostly, Santa likes to dance and sing with all his friends! “Ho! Ho! Ho!”

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Why reindeer should not go to preschool

Reindeer should not go to preschool… Because they don’t know how to play… They are fuzzy and smelly… And they chew on our clothes… And are a big distraction all day! But the most important reason… Is the mess they make on the floor… So no matter what the season… Don’t let a reindeer come […]

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It’s Thanksgiving Day!

We finally wrapped up our big Thanksgiving feast at preschool the other day and it was such a fun day! At our school feast the children and teachers set the tables… Decorated the walls with the many things they had made… Put on their pilgrim hats… Gave their parent guests the hats they prepared for […]

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The turkeys came in disguise to our preschool Thanksgiving feast

These turkeys all came to our Thanksgiving feast in disguise… Thank you to all the teachers and students who created these amazing characters – I sure wish I could find where that pesky turkey went!

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Making centerpieces for our Thanksgiving feast

Our thanksgiving feast is only a few days away and we are almost all ready to go. We have already made our hats, invitations, and menu, and place mats! Today I want to show you some our table centerpieces… This class made little turkeys out of paper cups! And this class made paper cup turkeys too! This […]

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Making place mats for our Thanksgiving feast in preschool

As part of our preparation for our thanksgiving feast, we have made all kinds of place mats. Each teacher has selected a different design for their children to make. This class made turkeys by drawing around their foot and cutting it out of brown construction paper. The children glued their paper foot onto their place […]

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Making our menu for our Thanksgiving feast in preschool

While we plan for our Thanksgiving feast, we also need to make a menu. The children all suggested ideas for what they think we should have for the meal… Hmmm, this ought to be a fun meal! See our hats and invitations too!

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