I have already shared with you our tree farm sensory play which was a huge hit so today, I want to share with you the trees our prek students were invited to make as a part of our study on tree farms. We have been spending a lot of time working with air-dry clay this year. The interesting thing about clay is that it isn't soft and pliable at first like play dough is. Clay is [...]
I put together a small world tree farm for my students to explore a little bit of sensory and pretend tree farm play. I wasn't sure if my students would really be all that excited about the idea but to my delight, they absolutely loved it! Our question of the day was, "Have you ever been to a tree farm?" Some of our students said "yes" while others said "no." Our question led into our [...]
Last week, the Discover and Explore team asked our fellow bloggers to link up their December holiday activities. We had so many fabulous ideas that were shared! Today I'm going to highlight some of our favorite Christmas tree crafts and activities... Fun at Home with Kids shared this super cute oversized sticky contact paper Christmas tree... Mama Papa Bubba also shared another wonderful use of contact paper with this life size sticky Christmas tree... Here [...]
After tapping and blowing on our book, we went over to the table to essentially retell our story by exploring our own Tap the Magic Tabletop Tree!.
We decided to switch our regular easel paper out for paper towels and invite the children to try a little drip drop easel painting in preschool!
A simple and fun way to explore all four seasons on the sticky table in preschool!
Building community and making new friends as we paint an apple tree together in preschool.
Making ribbon trees was a fun process that added a little twist to making Christmas trees in our prek class!
The children have been exploring the four seasons throughout the week and today they painted trees... The teacher had set out paper with a tree form already on it (the children probably could have drawn their own trees) and a variety of paint colors with paint brushes. This was one of many different activities the children were able to choose from today... Each of the children chose their own unique approach to painting their trees. [...]