Monthly Archives: October 2013

Easy ways to go from trendy to educational by School Sparks

Turn one of the trendiest new craft activities for kids: The Rainbow Loom into something educational too!

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Learning with leaves

After gathering a set of leaves, the children explored the leaves by sorting them on our table chart and making leaf confetti!

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Tapping our own magic table top tree
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...
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Scientists ask questions
Today I’d like to share an activity that we did with our pre-k students to extend our study of the tools scientists use and to encourage...
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Dinosaurs: Fun Friday features
Today I’m sharing a few of my favorite posts that were linked up to our Discover and Explore dinosaur linky party.  We had so many cool...
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Exploring the tools of a scientist
We read the story “Meet Einstein” and then explored the tools of a scientist in our preschool classroom! A super fun filled day of...
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Discovery and explore creating with natural materials

We are sharing our collection of 11 wonderful ways to create with natural materials for our Discover and Explore linky.

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Simple shape games on the felt board
The kinds of games we play with the felt board are not all that complicated and all I really need are just a few bight and colorful felt pieces...
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Exploring all kinds of shapes with salt box drawing

To promote time with shape recognition and drawing, I transferred our salt into to boxes that come in different shapes.

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The value of a paper plate pumpkin
There is something so simple yet rewarding about making paper plate pumpkins. I know, because I sat down with my class and made my own paper...
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