Through out this week, the children have been exploring the four seasons. For one of our activity boxes, we set out laminated trees and symbols to go on the trees that represent each of the four seasons… Before playing with the four season items, the teacher brainstormed with the children about which season each symbol might […]
The preschool children loved playing with the flowers and play dough from one of our spring activity boxes!
This is not a St. Patrick’s day post but I did use photos from our St. Patrick’s day activity box to start this post off so please read on…. How you set out materials on a table can make a difference in whether children will want to play with those materials or not. During St. […]
I have a tendency to over-think or worry about what I plan for the children to do! Last week I decided that we should try adding rainbow bottles to our activity boxes… To make the colorful rainbow bottles, we simply filled the bottles about 3/4 of the way with water, added about 1/2 cup of […]
Rainbow craft stick puzzle fun in preschool!
Turning craftsticks into rainbow puzzles for preschoolers!
For pretend play and to extend the Dr. Seuss story “Green Eggs and Ham”, the children were supplied with foam cutouts to make their own green eggs and ham sandwiches… The pink was for the ham, the green for the eggs, and I think the white is for the yolk, and the brown is for […]
On March 2nd, we will be celebrating the birthday of Dr. Seuss. We have a few ideas planned and a few activity boxes prepared as well. This is our “Cat in the Hat” activity box. It is simply several laminated Dr. Seuss hats cut from red construction and a set of laminated strips of construction […]
The children have been checking out medical supplies in their continuing exploration of community helpers… In our activity boxes, we set out a variety of first aid supplies as well as toy medical tools for the children to play with… As I observed the children at play, I noticed that many of the children liked […]
We provided fire station activity boxes for our continuing study of community helpers. I shared the idea of making our own fire stations from a post I read at No Time for Flashcards… Along with the fire stations we set out some fire trucks and then added some waffle blocks to extend the play a […]
These preschoolers enjoyed the opportunity to explore measuring tools to do a little counting and comparing.
I posted before on activity boxes we use in preschool and this week, for a little dramatic play and fine motor fun, our curriculum coordinator put together a cute little hot cocoa box… Inside the box is a baggy filled with scrunched up construction paper pieces for the hot cocoa mix. Some cotton balls for […]