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DIY ramps and cars for toddlers

My grandson loves his cars and trucks so I thought I would introduce him to a simple version of ramps and cars this week. I started by making a simple toddler-sized ramp that he could easily explore.

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From maps to mazes and amazing teamwork

Have you ever noticed the similarities between road maps and mazes? We are exploring the connection between the two this week in preschool.

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Light table explorations

Exploring the light table doesn’t have to be complicated or all planned out. Everyday things in the classroom are just as fun too!

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Zoom, zoom around the DIY magnetic race track

Create your own magnetic race track and race cars for preschool!

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Building our very own cars in preschool

A super simple book and idea for exploring the parts of a car with preschool age children!

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DIY printable car track and crayola race car drawing

Exploring crayons and cars on our DIY over-sized printable car mat…

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DIY paper car mat

The children and I made our very own paper car mat for the block center…

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Pretty pink and blue car painting in preschool

Our car painting turned into a surprise lesson on color mixing!

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Who is really teaching preschool?

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 […]

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Why should I do that same old boring art activity in preschool

As long as I have been teaching, I have been including car painting in my lesson plans. That would be over 20 years of ruining Hot Wheels and other cars (that are probably now collectibles) with paint and water… Today as I walked around, I observed children painting with cars yet again. But as I […]

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Preschoolers like driving through a snow storm

I didn’t really have a plan for this activity and it isn’t something that will probably get hung up on the refrigerator but Wy had a terrific time with it… I set out a sheet of black construction paper and put a few dots of white paint on the paper. I told Wy that we […]

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Making game mats for preschool

Making homemade game mats can lead to surprising learning opportunities!

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Take a little car painting spin on this preschool highway

Add a little extra mileage onto car painting with this little transportation preschool activity… We will be doing something like this is our school in a few weeks so you get a sneak preview! Gather up some black construction paper, white paint (or white chalk might work), scissors, and glue. Invite the children to cut […]

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