Painting with a mop and a preschooler

Last week, I got a chuckle out of reading "The 'Correct' Tools?" and the comments from Mrs. Karen's Preschool. Towards the end of her post, Karen stated... "The "correct tools" in my classroom are ones that encourage fun, creativity and yes, lots and lots of giggles. Why in this world would anyone settle for just [...]

Making invitations for our Thanksgiving feast in preschool

The children are preparing for a thanksgiving feast at our school. They started by making these turkey hand print invitations. The parents are invited to come in and join the children for the big day... We used fall colors to paint each child's hand... The palm of the hand is painted brown and the fingers [...]

By | November 17th, 2010|Categories: Holiday Ideas|Tags: , , , |4 Comments

Hand and footprint art in the preschool classroom

As a parent, there is nothing more precious to me than hanging up a piece of art my child made out of her own hand or footprint. But as a teacher I sometimes observe hand and footprint art activities and simply wonder where the benefit is to the child.  Don't get me wrong, I think [...]