nature

Make and play with Venus Fly Traps

Venus Fly Trap

Making and playing with the most unusual yet fun plant: the Venus Fly Trap in preschool!

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Dandelion blow painting

Dandelion Blow Painting

This year we had more dandelions than I have ever seen surrounding our wooded area so we put all those dandelions to good work in our preschool classroom.

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Drip-drop nature painting in preschool

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Along with new growth comes an invitation to spend our morning hunting for different colors of nature and creating our own drip-drop nature paintings.

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Five tips for taking preschool journals outside

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Come and see these five tips shared for taking preschool journals outside.

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Supplementing the preschool curriculum with My Big World from Scholastic

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Exploring the wonderful resource provided by Scholastic and how we use “Our Big World with Clifford” in our preschool classroom.

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Creating a mini-greenhouse in preschool

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Creating a mini-greenhouse and planting beans! Now we can watch our beans grow in preschool!

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Building a worm farm

A fun way to welcome spring is by studying worms. Last week, we created a worm farm.

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Exploring life cycles

We’ve been exploring life cycles of plants and animals in preschool. Come along to see how we put an early childhood spin on this topic.

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Creating colorful rocks in preschool

We read the delightful little story You be You by Linda Kranz and enjoyed creating our own colorful rocks in preschool.

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How we can explore rocks in preschool

We recently spent a day playing, creating, and learning with rocks. Come along as we discover all the ways we can explore rocks in preschool.

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Catch a falling snowflake

Have you ever taken the time to truly examine a snowflake? That’s exactly what we did when we tried to catch a falling snowflake in preschool.

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Winter Wonderland: Snowman in a Bag

Exploring how snow melts and turns into water with this fun and simple snowman in a bag science activity!

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Discovery Bottles (K – O)

More on the A-Z’s of Discovery Bottles. Discover how to incorporate nature and kid-friendly toys into your discovery bottles!

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Snow painting with a toddler

Exploring snow at home with a toddler may look a little different than what happens in the preschool classroom but the opportunity is much the same.

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A pine needle in a bottle

Making and exploring pine needle discovery bottles in the preschool classroom.

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P is for penguins and pinecones

We read the book “Penguin and Pinecone” by Salina Yoon then expanded the book into our art, science and other content areas throughout the day!

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