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Blue print designs

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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.

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Learning with leaves

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After gathering a set of leaves, the children explored the leaves by sorting them on our table chart and making leaf confetti!

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Beautiful butterfly fold-overs

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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.

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A pinteresting Earth day globe for preschoolers

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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!

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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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Ribbon and lace sensory play in preschool

Cutting ribbon and lace is a simple and fun idea for a sensory tray…

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Cutting flower stems in preschool

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 […]

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Preschool symmetrical activity: Finish the leaf

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…

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Choosing scissors for your preschooler

Scissors come in all different shapes and sizes. Here are just of few of my observations of different types of scissors.

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Preschoolers need opportunties to develop their cutting skills

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 […]

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