8 Christmas trees: Fun Friday features

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 [...]

By | December 13th, 2013|Categories: Discover and Explore|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

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 [...]

Cooking with kids: Fun Friday features

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 [...]

By | November 22nd, 2013|Categories: Around the Classroom|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Thanksgiving: Fun Friday features

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... [...]

By | November 15th, 2013|Categories: Discover and Explore|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Cooking in the classroom

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 [...]

By | November 13th, 2013|Categories: Discover and Explore|Tags: , , , |8 Comments

Science: Fun Friday features

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 [...]

By | November 8th, 2013|Categories: Discover and Explore|Tags: , |2 Comments