Playing with homemade seeded playdough as we continue our exploration of different types of seeds!
Discover ways to promote fine motor development and the role fine motor skills in handwriting.
Simple idea for loads of fun on turkey day in our preschool!
We read the book “Inch by Inch” by Leo Lionni then enjoyed a little inchworm play dough measuring fun!
Using playdough, our preschoolers decorated their pumpkins and made some wonderful 3 dimensional designs!
A cute book to kick off a discussion of classroom rules in preschool and fun with monsters too!
We pulled out the play dough and accessories but our construction workers had a better idea…
I recently acquired these little people shaped craft sticks. The craft stick people were unfinished so I painted a few of them blue and a few of them red… I am always looking to add new dimensions of play to the materials we already have in the classroom. So I added the people shaped craft sticks to […]
The children spent time doing a little counting as they played with play dough… There are many ways to reinforce counting with young children but some of the best ideas engage children through a little exploration, discovery, and play. The children were invited to roll up play dough to make gumballs on their gumball machine. […]
Today is National Play-Doh day! Shara Lawrence Wiess of Early Childhood News and Resources is great about remembering special or unique holidays and this one of them – be sure to see all her ideas here! I was trying to come up with something different to do with play-dough and my brother suggested that I […]
Celebrating birthdays in the preschool classroom!
Play dough is such a wonderful resource for building fine motor skills. Wy and I sat down to play with some play dough recently. I cut the straws down so they were a little shorter then showed Wy how to make a ball of play dough and then stick the straws into the play dough. […]