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Making math glue boxes in preschool

We integrated a little math into our art process as we made math glue boxes in our preschool classroom…

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Egg carton stamping and counting in preschool

We painted with egg carton stampers in preschool!

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Our first math day in preschool

Sharing and graphing our math tokens in preschool.

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Our take home math bags in preschool

Our take home math bags open the door to lots of mathematical thinking in the classroom and at home!

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Valentine mailboxes and magnets for preschool play

I started collecting these little red and white mailboxes from the dollar section at Target sometime in January. I thought they would make terrific additions to our February valentine work boxes… To provide a variety of different learning opportunities and types of play, I included magnetic numbers because the mailboxes are magnetic and it would […]

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Learning with cheerios in preschool

We explored our numbers, counting, and the letter ‘O’ with this fun preschool activity using cheerios.

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Colorful fine motor play in preschool

The children have been exploring this wonderful color matching game…. The game board was colored with markers then laminated and the clothespins were painted to match each color… The children simply used their fingers to squeeze a clothespin and clip it on to the matching color on the wheel… It is a wonderful way to […]

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We made pepperoni pizza in preschool

Today the children made pepperoni and sausage pizzas. This is part of our ongoing theme for healthy eating. We have made fruit pizzas, cheese pizzas, veggie pizzas, and today was the meat group – meat pizza! The teacher had already precut red pepperoni, brown sausage, and yellow cheese from construction paper. The children used their […]

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Counting ten red apples for preschool math

Sometimes, coming up with a math component in your preschool lesson plans can seem rather daunting but there are many tools you can use for helping design fun and inviting mathematical activities.  One simple way to get the ideas flowing is to look for children’s books that promote counting and other mathematical concepts. “Ten Red […]

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G is for gumball counting in preschool

The children spent time doing a little counting as they played with play dough… There are many ways to reinforce counting with young children but some of the best ideas engage children through a little exploration, discovery, and play. The children were invited to roll up play dough to make gumballs on their gumball machine. […]

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