While I prefer to stay inside by a cozy fireplace during the freezing cold days of winter, our students prefer to be outside digging up chunks of ice. So after zipping up coats, struggling to put fingers in the right holes of their gloves, and putting on boots, the children are ready to go outside and hunt for ice. On this day, the ice was kind of slim pickins' because it had warmed up a bit and [...]
I sure hope this message finds you safe and warm because I know many of you are in the middle of currently preparing for or dealing with blizzard or other stormy conditions. Here in Indiana, the blizzard has missed us so I can't really complain about the freezing cold weather or the small amount of snow we currently have on the ground. Running my own preschool means that I have to keep an eye on the weather and [...]
Have you taken the plunge into plunger painting yet? Don't want to miss out!
Sometimes, it is hard to think of ideas to spruce up your outdoor play area. With summer just around the corner, I wanted to share some child-friendly backyards and outdoor playscapes that I find to be so inspiring... Turn your screened-in porch into an outdoor studio If you have been following us for awhile, you know that we are fortunate to have our very own outdoor classroom that we take advantage of as often as the [...]
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.
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.
Come and see these five tips shared for taking preschool journals outside.
Collecting, counting, and tweezing acorns in the summer time - isn't this supposed to be a fall activity?
Make your own simple easels to take outdoors for some outdoor easel painting...
There are so many types of toddler development going on with time spent in a little water play!