Valentine’s Day

Promoting acts of kindness in preschool

Promoting kindness in the preschool classroom…

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A not so perfect preschool teacher’s valentine poem

As a preschool teacher I am not always perfectly great… I sometimes plan things to do That are not considered age appropriate… And sometimes I spend too much time planning for every minute of the day… Instead of giving my students more time To learn through their play… And sometimes I talk too much When […]

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Last minute valentine collage for prekindergarten

I titled this for prekindergarten but any child that has the fine motor skills to do this activity will be able to whip it up fairly quickly.  All you need is some construction paper strips to make the hearts and some glue if you want to put the hearts on a piece of paper to […]

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Valentine mailboxes and magnets for preschool play

I started collecting these little red and white mailboxes from the dollar section at Target sometime in January. I thought they would make terrific additions to our February valentine work boxes… To provide a variety of different learning opportunities and types of play, I included magnetic numbers because the mailboxes are magnetic and it would […]

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Deborah in the news

I have been enjoying the opportunity to present some simple information on our local news station. On today’s segment, I came prepared to introduce several ideas that young children can explore for Valentine’s day. If you are viewing this by email, you may need to come to the blog to see the short news clip! […]

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DIY valentine boxes and cards for preschool

This is a really cool and simple valentine box and matching valentine cards you can make with your preschooler. Start off with a sheet of poster board and fold it in half – long edge to long edge… Now open it back up and fold the long edges into the center leaving four creases lengthwise […]

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Save the valentine box for preschool

Go out and treat your self to a box of chocolates but be sure to save the box! The valentine box is more than just a box it is also an experience… The chocolate dividers inside the valentine box can be used for a little sensory play, patterning, and a sorting game! Don’t forget the […]

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Cupid’s arrow teaches terrific concepts in preschool

Cupid’s arrow is a fun way to introduce a variety of concepts… We can learn that arrows point us in a certain direction like Up, Down, Left, or Right… We can search for arrows on signs inside and outside of our classroom… And we can explore ways we can care about each other. So cut […]

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