Making and playing with the most unusual yet fun plant: the Venus Fly Trap in preschool!
Combining rice with a name search makes for a wonderful learning and playful experience!
I have been playing around with rice bottles to see what I can do to make them both fun and educational. I love all the different versions of rice bottle, also called "I Spy" bottles, I have seen on other blogs and since I whipped up all that colorful rice a few weeks ago, I have really wanted to make a few of my own.... This bottle of rice has little rubber ducks and fish [...]
The children were exploring the letter "R" by gluing rice on the red letter... By gluing on the rice, the children are able to draw the connection of the sound of the letter "R" to something familiar, something they will remember, and something they can feel... The "R" shape was precut for the children so they could focus on the gluing experience and the texture experience... Rice is such a fun medium to explore... See [...]
When I get started on something - I just keep going until I have exhausted all the ideas I can come up with or until all my dishes are dirty or until I run out of supplies - which ever comes first. This week, I worked on making colored rice to use for a variety of projects and sensory activities. I don't yet have a plan as to when I will use the rice, but [...]