Activity Boxes

Update on rainbow craft stick puzzles for preschoolers

Rainbow craft stick puzzle fun in preschool!

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Craft stick rainbow puzzles in preschool

Turning craftsticks into rainbow puzzles for preschoolers!

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Green eggs and ham activity box in preschool

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 […]

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Making patterns with Dr. Seuss’s hat!

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 […]

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We play hospital in preschool

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 […]

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We played fire station in preschool

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 […]

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Exploring measuring tools in preschool

These preschoolers enjoyed the opportunity to explore measuring tools to do a little counting and comparing.

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Hot cocoa activity box for preschool

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 […]

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Christmas bows and boxes in preschool

The other day, I shared with you how our curriculum coordinator puts together activity boxes for the classrooms. I thought I would now show you one of the activities in action… In this particular activity box, the children found boxes with numbers (1 – 5) printed on the outside and a set of Christmas bows. […]

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Holiday activity boxes for preschool play

One of the most invaluable employees in our preschools is our curriculum coordinator. She has a huge responsibility and is amazing at her job.  One of her many jobs is to create and prepare what we call mini- “centers” or they could be referred to as “work boxes” or as “activity boxes”. Mrs. F is […]

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