To give us a place to store all the tools and to give my grandson a different way of playing with them while indoors, I was inspired to create a DIY fix-it box!
Enjoying the sticky table experience as we explore the growth of seeds to flowers!
Color mixing, constructing, patterning, and exploring our color Popsicle sticks in our preschool classroom!
When our curriculum coordinator, Mrs. Fisher, showed me the items she had planned for this transportation activity box, she was worried that the children might not really like it. I love the unpredictability of children... Mrs. Fisher put some cards with simple shaped trucks printed on each card in the activity box with some straws and lids... The activity box stayed out all week long and all week long, I found children designing their trucks... [...]
Today, I happened by this class to see what was up and while there, I discovered the real teacher hard at work play. This young teacher (a Pre-K student) was holding a set of cards that had been made for the transportation activity box. Each card had a different color of car on the front along with another set of cards with color words on them... The "teacher" held up each color word card and [...]
This is a simple bumble bee activity box to throw together.... All you need are yellow ink pads, black crayons, and some pieces of paper.... Invite the children to press their fingers on the yellow ink pad and then make yellow prints on their paper... Once they have their prints on the paper, invite the children to use a black crayon or marker to add additional bumble bee features... Some of the children really went [...]
This little bug activity box was simple to put together and allowed for both some color sorting and simple play!
Dawn is always so busy making wonderful games and activity boxes for the children at preschool and this is one of her latest games she put together.... She added lili-pads, frogs, and a dice... The children will make up their own rules of how to play the game... The dice is included to promote a little counting but some children may just prefer to hop from lili-pad to lili-pad. I never know what the children [...]
The past week the children at preschool have been exploring animals on the farm. In one of the activity boxes were craft sticks and some strips of yarn... It wasn't obvious to the children how these materials could be used to make farm animals so I sat at a table and made my own horse. I got a few giggles from the children out of it - I really don't see why:)... It didn't take [...]
This is a pile of magnetic numbers and a magnetic cookie sheet I bought at the dollar store. I have been organizing my activity boxes for future use... There was a second cookie sheet on the table without any magnets... As Tristan sat down to play, I realized that his focus wasn't on the numbers or the order of the numbers but it was on the organization of the magnets... As Tristan played, I reinforced [...]