DIY yarn machine in preschool

This is a simple way I use for children to get their own yarn and to help keep the yarn organized in the process..... I call this my yarn machine. It is very basic - you just drop a ball of yarn (make sure it is a ball) in a tissue box then thread one end of the yarn through either the top of the box or through a hole in the side of the box... [...]

By | October 26th, 2011|Categories: DIY|Tags: , , , |24 Comments

Quick tip for storing your preschool flannel board stories

I am always making and collecting flannel board stories and games for my classroom. I love how flannel board stories and activities can capture the attention of young children and get them involved in circletime. I will be posting several of our flannel board activities throughout this school year but today, I want to show a few tips for storing flannel board pieces... One of my favorite ways to store flannel board pieces is through [...]

Simple tip for organizing activities that go with your favorite children’s books

I thought I would share how I keep track of some of my favorite teaching resources that go with some of my favorite children's books... There are some activities or materials that I just know I will want to use the next time I read a specific book to my class so I simply tuck the activity or resource inside the book. For example, I keep this simple elephant pattern for making a patchwork painted Elmer [...]