Creating ladybugs in preschool

Sometimes, when an activity is planned, it doesn't turn out as the teacher might envision. The children painted their paper plates red the day before and left them overnight to dry. The teacher was all prepared with black sticker dots, the painted paper plates, and black pipe cleaners. The sticker dots would not stick to the painted plates, so the children had to use some glue to help them stay put. That worked out well [...]

By | September 5th, 2010|Categories: Around the Classroom, Creative Art|Tags: , |0 Comments

Twos can create ladybugs in preschool too!

The two year old class made their ladybugs a little differently then the ladybugs made by the threes class posted yesterday... Red crayons to color the back of a paper plate and dot painters to make the dots... Then a piece of black construction paper for the head.... And then it was time to add on a few construction paper legs... Some of the legs went this way... And some went that way... But once [...]

By | September 5th, 2010|Categories: Infant and Toddler|Tags: , |4 Comments

Counting ladybug dots in preschool

The children played a simple lady bug game today... The children matched the number of dots to the number of dots on the lady bug. Everyone had a turn giving it a try... They counted together as they worked together... The pom-poms made nice dots that felt good to the sense of touch... This was a fun game to help the children practice counting their numbers. Handling those little black dots required a little fine-motor [...]

By | September 5th, 2010|Categories: Cognitive Development, Mathematics, Sensory Play, The Value of Play|Tags: , |5 Comments

Make a ladybug book with your preschoolers

With spring coming there are so many wonderful bugs that can be explored. I love to bring in books about bugs and one of my favorites is Eric Carle's "The Grouchy Ladybug" book. I also love to have my students create their own ladybug book.  Each child is given a red construction paper circle that they can draw dots and other ladybug features. I then ask the children to finish the sentence: What is your [...]

By | April 2nd, 2010|Categories: Reading and Writing Readiness|Tags: , , |2 Comments