In celebration of National Children's Dental Health Month, we spent the morning brushing teeth all around the classroom which meant we had some serious small motor strengthening going on too! Mr. Big Mouth on the chalkboard needed lots of help keeping his teeth clean... All day long, his teeth kept getting stains on them but fortunately, someone would stop by and clean them up with a good toothbrushing. We tried a little toothbrush painting at the easel [...]
The minute the children walked into the classroom, they headed straight to the jingle bell water play station. Let me begin by telling you that the children loved this water play experience but I made lots of mistakes in putting the station together. I started out with what I thought was a good plan but I really should have known better. What do you suppose a bunch of jingle bells in a metal pan with plastic magnetic [...]
There are so many different ways to explore a color but when you have a fruit that has the color and the color word all built into one, like an orange, it's only natural to explore oranges all around the classroom... The children explored "orange juice" water play which was made up of water, clear water beads, orange liquid water color, and a few orange slices... We also added empty orange juice containers and juice [...]
Following the children's lead has led to new kinds of waterplay!
A fun summer of water play all set up in our out door water play kitchen!
What do you do if you have a kid who loves bugs? You find a book about some bugs and spend lots of time playing with pretend bugs and looking for real bugs too!
If you happen to have an extra pool noodle on hand and a water hose, then you have all you need for a very fun day of water play!
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My students enjoy making their own discovery bottles only their version is a little more simple than the ones they find sitting around the window seal of my outdoor classroom.
I like to use these sponges for art, science, math and they make a fun addition to the water play table. Check out our sponge block water play puzzles!