We recently spent some extra time exploring the color blue and this particular process of making blue print designs ended up being far more engaging to my students than I ever thought it would. I love it when every child in the classroom takes their time exploring a process.
After gathering a set of leaves, the children explored the leaves by sorting them on our table chart and making leaf confetti!
Our children love to create fold-over paintings. So it was no surprise that they all really enjoyed making these beautiful butterfly fold-overs to decorate our classroom.
In our continued celebration of Earth day, the children explored the process of pinning the things we care for to a rather unique DIY globe!
Exploring the light table doesn't have to be complicated or all planned out. Everyday things in the classroom are just as fun too!
Cutting ribbon and lace is a simple and fun idea for a sensory tray...
Cutting flower stems in preschool Perhaps I should have titled this post "Attempting to cut flower stems in preschool" because child scissors don't make much of a dent in the stems. However, one of our students figured out how to make this work.... These are left-over stems from our flower bouquets which I posted about yesterday here for painting and here for flower canvas.... This little girl figured out that it was easiest to bend [...]
This is an interesting symmetrical fall activity to try! Cut out a leaf and fold it in half... Open and cut on the fold... Glue 1/2 of the leaf to a sheet of construction paper... Now draw the other half...
Scissors come in all different shapes and sizes. Here are just of few of my observations of different types of scissors.
Give your preschoolers opportunities to develop their cutting skills but before you do so consider a few of the following suggestions: Make sure scissors will actually cut. If you can't cut a piece of paper with the child-sized scissors you select then chances are, your preschoolers wont be able to either. Have left and right handed scissors available. Teach your preschoolers how to hold the scissors correctly and how to open and close the scissor [...]