Making our own trees with clay in prek

I have already shared with you our tree farm sensory play which was a huge hit so today, I want to share with you the trees our prek students were invited to make as a part of our study on tree farms. We have been spending a lot of time working with air-dry clay this year. The interesting thing about clay is that it isn't soft and pliable at first like play dough is. Clay is [...]

By | December 4th, 2016|Categories: Christmas, Creative Art|Tags: , , , , , |5 Comments

Making horses in preschool with sticks and yarn

The past week the children at preschool have been exploring animals on the farm. In one of the activity boxes were craft sticks and some strips of yarn... It wasn't obvious to the children how these materials could be used to make farm animals so I sat at a table and made my own horse. I got a few giggles from the children out of it - I really don't see why:)... It didn't take [...]

By | May 3rd, 2011|Categories: Activity Boxes|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments

We made piggies in preschool

This week the children have been making all kinds of animals and vegetables that can be found at the Indiana State Fair.  Where it is possible, it is always a good idea to help preschoolers connect the dots between what is going on in their community, home, and at school. Today, we made piggies! We started by painting a paper plate with a paint mixture of paint and glue.  By adding glue to the paint, [...]

By | August 10th, 2010|Categories: Around the Classroom, Creative Art|Tags: , , |8 Comments

Farm week in preschool

The children in this class spent the week exploring all about the farm. They explored a variety of activities including how to create the form of a tractor out of shapes. For sensory, the children drove tractors in (and around) the dirt. The children discovered the feel and shape of lima beans. The children then added water to their lima beans and let them sit overnight to see what would happen next.  The next day, [...]

By | May 6th, 2010|Categories: Science and Nature, Sensory Play|Tags: , |1 Comment