Inspiring outdoor playscapes

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Sometimes, it is hard to think of ideas to spruce up your outdoor play area.   With summer just around the corner, I wanted to share some child-friendly backyards and outdoor playscapes that I find to be so inspiring… Turn your screened-in porch into an outdoor studio If you have been following us for awhile, you […]

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Simple child made discovery bottles

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My students enjoy making their own discovery bottles only their version is a little more simple than the ones they find sitting around the window seal of my outdoor classroom.

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6 ways to encourage writing in preschool

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There are many different ways to encourage writing skills with preschool aged children.  Today I’m going to share with you some of the ways we encourage beginning writing in our preschool classroom… When it comes to writing, the most important thing to remember is that it should be fun!  Shouldn’t that apply to all learning? From time […]

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Roll up piano keyboard for the music center

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Having a full piano or even a large keyboard isn’t always possible unless you have something as cool as this rollup piano in preschool!

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DIY chalk rocks for preschool

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While I am on a DIY rock making mission, I thought I would share my DIY chalk rocks with you!

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Paintbrushes not required

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Simple and unique ways to paint without paintbrushes!

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Exploring our DIY rainbow rocks in preschool

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I enjoy filling our outdoor classroom with all kinds of interesting things for the children to explore and one of my latest additions was a set of DIY rainbow rocks.

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Zz is for a zany zebra

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Exploring the letter Zz by making zebra stripes in preschool!

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A super cool and unique idea for yarn painting

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I really do think this version of yarn painting in preschool is unique and is the coolest!

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10 Wonderful ways to weave

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We are featuring 10 wonderfully simple and unique ways to weave with children!

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Five simple classroom lessons we can learn from a plastic Easter egg

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Plastic Easter eggs inspire this post about what kinds of things you choose to add and keep in your classroom!

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Easter egg parachute game

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Our Easter egg parachute game in preschool was the most fun ever!!

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Bumpy ball painting

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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!

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Bubbles, bubbles

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Bubbles are the quintessential children’s toy!  They are inexpensive, easy to find, and can provide hours of entertainment.  Bubbles are a wonderful multi-sensory activity.  Today I’m sharing 10 ways to explore bubbles in your home or classroom… Let’s begin with the bubble blowing basics.  You will need some sort of bubble solution.  You can buy […]

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Rubber loom bands in a discovery bottle

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These brightly colored rubber band loom bands were perfect for making our very own discovery bottles!

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Let’s go on an up walk

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We took an “up” walk to see if we could spot anything stuck in the trees…

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