Easter Songs, Counting Rhymes, Finger Plays, and Books for Preschool! With Easter just around the corner, your kids and students will love playing and learning with Easter songs, finger plays, counting rhymes and books just for preschoolers! Five Hopping Bunnies Five hopping bunnies, white is what they wore, One hopped away, then there were four. Four hopping bunnies, sweet as they … [Read more...] about Easter Songs, Counting Rhymes, Finger Plays, and Books for Preschool!
Forever Namaste - A Journey to Hope after Child Loss from Blood Clots Child loss is devastating for many families. No parent wishes to survive a child, ever. Many of you, my readers, are well aware that my first-born daughter (age 30) died suddenly, two years ago, due to pulmonary embolisms. I did not know pulmonary embolisms were common among young women (especially young women on … [Read more...] about Forever Namaste: A Journey to Hope after Child Loss #stoptheclot
With Easter just around the corner, the Jelly Bean Math Activities below are fun ways to play and learn in Preschool and Kindergarten! It's amazing to see what learning opportunities can be explored with just a few colorful jellybeans! Sorting and Graphing Jellybeans - Jelly_Bean_Graph_Favorites Materials needed: One Jellybean Graph (linked above) for each child, small plastic bags or … [Read more...] about 5 Jelly Bean Math Activities for Preschool and Kindergarten!
TANGRAMS A tangram is a traditional Chinese puzzle made up of a square cut into 7 different pieces (one parallelogram, one square, and five triangles). Introducing tangrams in preschool and kindergarten can help young kids develop spatial, geometric, and problem solving skills. The 7 pieces, when fit together, can make a square (as pictured above), but they can also form many other shapes and … [Read more...] about Critical Thinking: Tangram Bunny Crafts for Preschool & Kindergarten
We've had over 49 inches of snow so far this winter! Our preschoolers (and teachers) are anxiously awaiting spring's arrival! Just in the last month, we've gone from -23 degrees to a stormy 50 degrees outside today! Our kids can finally see the grass peeking out from beneath all of the melting snow! To celebrate the warmer temperatures, we made stained glass umbrellas and played with sunshine … [Read more...] about Spring Weather Theme for Preschool – Stained Glass Umbrellas & Sunshine Math
The wet chalk kite crafts are a fun activity to do indoors or outside! The kites make a great craft to display, but the bow activities will also enhance early math and literacy skills. Wet Chalk Kites Materials needed: One square piece of paper for each child, chalk (drawing chalk works best for this activity, but sidewalk chalk can be used), any color of Wikki Stix, and small cups (for … [Read more...] about Wet Chalk Kite Crafts and Learning Games for Young Kids!
Easter Wood Stick Puzzle Craft Materials needed: Easter Craft Bags, wood sticks, (we found the craft sacks and wood sticks pictured at Hobby Lobby), scissors, pencils/crayons, and glue sticks. Each craft sack in the package is printed on both sides. We cut the sacks apart, prior to the activity, so that we could make 24 puzzles from the 12 sacks in the package. Use the straight edge of … [Read more...] about Easter Crafts for Preschoolers: DIY Craft Puzzles, Clay Flowers & More!
Explaining Easter to very young children can be challenging. The Easter Story Bracelet craft will help young children remember the "timeline" for events a little better. We make the Story Bracelets on Ash Wednesday and have the children retell the story often. When Easter finally arrives, they will KNOW the story and be able to share with others! EASTER STORY BRACELETS Materials … [Read more...] about Easter Story Bracelet Craft for Kids!
Whether kids are at home or in the classroom, the Easter egg roll and other activities below can provide simple, yet fun opportunities for learning and play! Easter Egg Roll and Color - Easter Egg Roll and Color Materials needed: One file (linked above) for each child, two dice for each child, and bingo/ dot markers or crayons – the “roll and color” can also be done as a “roll and cover” by … [Read more...] about Easter Egg Roll and Color, Bunny Action Game, and More Activites for Preschool!
Do you celebrate Valentine's Day with your children or students? The "day of love and friendship" can be FUN with a little planning and a few special activities! Tree of Love Handprint Craft for Kids Materials needed: Red Construction Paper (one per child), Pink Mounting Paper (one per child), assorted Valentine's colors of washable tempera paint, heart shaped cookie cutters, paint … [Read more...] about Valentine’s Day Crafts and Activities for Preschoolers!
We are pleased to bring you, our valued readers, our newest collaborative eBook, Make Your Mark. The eBook brings you 30+ projects that will help your child develop a love of writing, creative storytelling, self-confidence, and compassion. Through play, art, language, and writing this book will help your child learn through play and make their mark on the world. MAKE YOUR MARK: New eBook to … [Read more...] about Make Your Mark eBook: Guiding Preschoolers through PLAY!
The ULTIMATE Gingerbread Theme for Preschool and Kindergarten! The tale of the gingerbread man is adored by kids of all ages. There are few things as exciting as a cookie that leaps from a baking sheet to have adventures. If your kids or students like to learn with a FUN Gingerbread Theme, we have a wonderful collection of playful learning activities, from writers around the world, to encourage … [Read more...] about The ULTIMATE Gingerbread Theme for Preschool and Kindergarten!
The Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman: Sequencing in Preschool! The Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman is one of our kids' favorite fall books! The characters are funny and not-too-spooky for preschoolers to enjoy the antics of their attempts to take a pumpkin off a vine. Your own kids will delight in the theatrics of the characters as they pull, tug, and pull a little bit harder to make the pumpkin … [Read more...] about The Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman: Sequencing in Preschool!