DIY yarn machine in preschool

This is a simple way I use for children to get their own yarn and to help keep the yarn organized in the process..... I call this my yarn machine. It is very basic - you just drop a ball of yarn (make sure it is a ball) in a tissue box then thread one end of the yarn through either the top of the box or through a hole in the side of the box... [...]

By | October 26th, 2011|Categories: DIY|Tags: , , , |24 Comments

Making horses in preschool with sticks and yarn

The past week the children at preschool have been exploring animals on the farm. In one of the activity boxes were craft sticks and some strips of yarn... It wasn't obvious to the children how these materials could be used to make farm animals so I sat at a table and made my own horse. I got a few giggles from the children out of it - I really don't see why:)... It didn't take [...]

By | May 3rd, 2011|Categories: Activity Boxes|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments

Y is for yarn in preschool

Preschoolers are unpredictable when it comes to what they will find interesting and how they will play with the different items we put in the activity boxes. I found this adorable idea of making yarn designs on sandpaper by Polwig and decided to turn this idea into one of our activity boxes... We placed sandpaper and yarn in the box with the idea that the children would make yarn designs and pictures on the sandpaper. [...]