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More ways to celebrate winter

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We are highlighting some of the best winter posts shared in the latest Discover and Explore linky!

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More indoor large motor play: Fun Friday features

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More indoor large motor activities shared by our blogging friends on the Discover and Explore linky.

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8 Christmas trees: Fun Friday features

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Last week, the Discover and Explore team asked our fellow bloggers to link up their December holiday activities.  We had so many fabulous ideas that were shared!  Today I’m going to highlight some of our favorite Christmas tree crafts and activities… Fun at Home with Kids shared this super cute oversized sticky contact paper Christmas […]

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Winter time large motor play for the preschool classroom

In the winter time, we have a lot of requests for indoor games and large motor activities.  While we try to get outdoors, even for a small amount of time each and everyday, Midwest winters can be frigid forcing our time outside to be limited.  For that reason, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite […]

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Six ways to discover and explore the holiday season with pinecones and pine needles

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There are so many wonderful ways to celebrate the holidays with pinecones and pine needles. Today we are sharing six of our favorite classroom ideas.

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Cooking with kids: Fun Friday features

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Last week, the Discover and Explore team shared our ideas for cooking with kids and we asked our fellow bloggers to do the same.  Today I am highlighting a few easy recipes for children to make, mostly on their own… A Day in the Life of a Preschool Teacher gives us simple ideas to get […]

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Promoting life skills in the preschool classroom

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Let’s take a quick look at the important process of promoting life skills in the preschool classroom!

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Thanksgiving: Fun Friday features

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Last week our fellow bloggers shared some awesome Thanksgiving activities in the Discover and Explore linky.  Today I’m sharing four different ways to make “gratitude trees” or “thankful trees.”  These trees are a fun way for children to express their thoughts of thankfulness… Mrs. O’Daniels shared these colorful thankful trees that her children made for their grandparents… […]

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Cooking in the classroom

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We recently spent a morning exploring different types of fruit.  With that fruit, we created a delicious rainbow fruit salad.  What we learned is that cooking in the classroom is about so much more than just measuring, slicing, and pouring.  It can be a multi-sensory experience… To begin our morning, we read a delightful story […]

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Science: Fun Friday features

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Last week, the Discover and Explore team invited our blogging friends to share their best science activities.  We received a wonderful response and would like to highlight a few of our favorites today.. Crafting Connections shared some fantastic ways to encourage young scientists with this practical guide… Blog Me Mom shared this really cool red […]

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Planning a Thanksgiving feast

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Every November, we celebrate Thanksgiving in our classroom in much the same way other classrooms around the country do: by having a Thanksgiving feast.  Today, I’d like to share with you the preparations that take place before our big celebration… The first thing we must do when preparing for our feast is to plan our […]

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Halloween: Fun Friday features

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Last week, on the Discover and Explore linky, we invited our fellow bloggers to share their favorite Halloween posts.  A lot of really fun activities were linked up.  Some activities were a little creepy!  Some were really cute!  And others were really cool!  Read on to find out our favorites… By this time in the […]

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Discover and explore dinosaur eggs

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This week our Discover and Explore team has chosen to share with you simple activities you can do to promote and talk about dinosaurs and fossils. As part of our dinosaur adventures, my students found this very interesting dinosaur nest sitting on the table in our outdoor classroom filled with dinosaur eggs.

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Community Helpers: Fun Friday features

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We are sharing our favorite community helpers posts that were linked up to our Discover and Explore linky.

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Not so spooky spiders

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Ghosts and monsters and spiders, oh my!  A fun, and not so spooky, way to celebrate Halloween in preschool is by exploring all the fun and silliness that comes along with this holiday.  Over the past few years, we have had a lot of fun learning about spiders at Halloween.  Today I’m going to share […]

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Pumpkins: Fun Friday features

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Last week, the Discover and Explore team shared some of their favorite pumpkin activities.  We also invited you to share your pumpkin posts in our weekly linky.   There were so many fun ideas shared!  Today I am highlighting a few of our favorite posts that were linked up… Pumpkin crafts are a given during the […]

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