After christmas for the birds

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Perhaps you are one of the many who are in the process of taking down the Christmas tree. Well don’t be too quick to think Christmas has to be completely over yet!

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I simply remember my favorite things

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An early childhood teacher’s rendition of “My Favorite Things” from “The Sound of Music.”

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Marble play in a Christmas ball

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Now that I have some time at home with my grandsons, we took out a few marbles and our Christmas balls for a little creativity and play.

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Marvelous mittens

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The Mitten is one of our favorite winter stories to share with our preschool children. Today I’m sharing a few activities to go along with the book.

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The sweet smell of Christmas book and activity

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A fun book and simple activity to get you talking about your sense of smell during the Christmas season.

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More indoor large motor play: Fun Friday features

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More indoor large motor activities shared by our blogging friends on the Discover and Explore linky.

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Simple gift bow game for preschoolers

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Hang onto those holiday bows and you have what you need for two simple but great games to get kids moving!

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Let it snow

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Winter has come early for us and we are embracing the snow with fun indoor and outdoor activities!

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Winter in a bottle |A kid made Christmas ornament

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To capture the essence of winter, my students created their very own winter in a bottle and turned it into an ornament as one of our parent gifts this year.

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Christmas writing station

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Promoting the spirit of giving along with writing skills and fine motor skills with our Christmas writing station in preschool!

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10 simple snowman activities

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As winter draws near, it is a good idea to begin planning for colder weather activities. We have 10 fun and simple snowmen activities to share.

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Holiday gift tag patterns

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I collected a few different sets of bright and colorful gift tags as an invitation to make simple patterns on our home made pattern board.

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8 Christmas trees: Fun Friday features

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Last week, the Discover and Explore team asked our fellow bloggers to link up their December holiday activities.  We had so many fabulous ideas that were shared!  Today I’m going to highlight some of our favorite Christmas tree crafts and activities… Fun at Home with Kids shared this super cute oversized sticky contact paper Christmas […]

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Give your class the gift of nothing

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Today, we had fun putting a new spin on the gift giving process with the help of a new book and an empty box. Come and see how we enjoyed the Gift of Nothing!

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Winter time large motor play for the preschool classroom

In the winter time, we have a lot of requests for indoor games and large motor activities.  While we try to get outdoors, even for a small amount of time each and everyday, Midwest winters can be frigid forcing our time outside to be limited.  For that reason, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite […]

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Christmas bow play

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At Christmas time in our classroom, we have so much fun playing with bows! I’m sharing a few ways that we like to play with bows in our classroom.

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