Linky up to Dr. Seuss week in preschool

I have seen so many wonderful activities this past week related to Dr. Seuss Birthday Week that I can just barely keep up. I was hoping that if you have a preschool related blog post about a favorite Dr. Seuss book, that you would link up here! The students at our school have been busy with Dr. Seuss week... The children have been listening to the many stories written by Dr. Seuss and expanding on [...]

By | March 3rd, 2011|Categories: Around the Classroom|Tags: , , |10 Comments

We made friendly Halloween ghosts in preschool

There are so many different symbols that represent Halloween that are fun to make. I like to keep everything as friendly as possible in the process of letting children have fun with Halloween. The children in the kindergarten class started out by tracing a ghost shape onto black construction paper then they cut the ghost shapes out. Next, the children took cotton balls and pulled the fibers apart to spread the cotton balls out a [...]

By | October 17th, 2010|Categories: Holiday Ideas|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Hand and footprint art in the preschool classroom

As a parent, there is nothing more precious to me than hanging up a piece of art my child made out of her own hand or footprint. But as a teacher I sometimes observe hand and footprint art activities and simply wonder where the benefit is to the child.  Don't get me wrong, I think that hand and footprint art is very cute and I think that parents love to have these types of art [...]

We made handprint fall trees in preschool!

I got the biggest kick out of watching the children make their handprint fall trees today! The children started by letting the teacher paint their hand and forearm with brown paint... Some of the children giggled when the teacher painted their arms and hands. Other children had to give it some thought before deciding to give it a try:) Not every child enjoys paint on their hands - yet alone paint on their hands and [...]

By | October 12th, 2010|Categories: Four Seasons|Tags: , , , |7 Comments

Pumpkin patch play in preschool

All it takes is a little imagination and suddenly you have your very own preschool pumpkin patch! The children explored the pumpkin patch with a few orange pom-poms and green construction paper. The children used clothespins to pick the pumpkins from their patch and then put them in their basket! I thought it was interesting how the children used the clothespins as tweezers by squeezing pumpkins with the handle end of the clothespin. When I [...]