Exploring mixed-up chameleons with Eric Carle

Today is Eric Carle's birthday and in honor of his birthday, a large group of bloggers have been putting together ideas that would go nicely with many of his books. I love so many of Eric Carle's books that I had a hard time narrowing it down. But after much ado, I have narrowed down [...]

By | June 25th, 2011|Categories: Children's Books, Light Table|Tags: , , , , |25 Comments

Circle time: Introducing the forest to preschoolers

One way I like to introduce a new concept to young children is by filling up my treasure box with little trinkets that inspire questions and conversation about that topic. Today's treasure box is a forest box... Inside my forest box are different items one might find if they went for a walk in the [...]

By | June 16th, 2011|Categories: Activity Boxes, Children's Books|Tags: , , , |16 Comments

Rainbow sensory play plus a rainbow linky!

I have a tendency to over-think or worry about what I plan for the children to do! Last week I decided that we should try adding rainbow bottles to our activity boxes... To make the colorful rainbow bottles, we simply filled the bottles about 3/4 of the way with water, added about 1/2 cup of [...]