February is a fun month filled with several great holidays that lend themselves to exploration and learning in the classroom or at home. There is a long list of themes that can be used to spark creativity and learning every single day. This month’s Ways to Play Every Day Calendar explores Groundhog Day, Valentine’s Day, Library Appreciation Month, and Dental Hygiene Month.Ways to Play Every … [Read more...] about Ways to Play Every Day: February Activity Calendar for Preschoolers!
Christmas season is a time for giving, and I’d like to extend a challenge to our readers to help in a way that multiplies blessings with tangible gifts that last for lifetimes. We are teachers, right?! We have classrooms and organizations; we help, as possible, within our own family’s budget. We purchase supplies for our classrooms when funding falls short. We have to decide where our personal … [Read more...] about #GivingTuesday Teacher Challenge to Benefit Spark International Missions
We have yet to meet a preschooler who isn't curious about garbage trucks and large vehicles. One of the highlights of our week is garbage pick-up day. Our preschoolers RUN to the windows to watch - we can hear the sounds from our classroom as the kids yell out, "It's the GARBAGE TRUCK!" Vroom Vroom Garbage Truck by Asia Citro and Troy Cummings is a book filled with fun illustrations as the story … [Read more...] about Vroom Vroom Garbage Truck: Large Vehicle Activities for Preschoolers
Our preschoolers loved reading and sequencing There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves so much we decided to make sequencing cards and a Power Point to accompany There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell. We'll use in our own literacy centers for the upcoming holidays. We hope your preschoolers enjoy learning to sequence and re-tell the story while discussing the individual items as they … [Read more...] about There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell: Sequencing and Power Point for Preschoolers!
Gingerbread Man Theme and Lesson Plans for Playful Learning in Preschool! There are few things as exciting as learning with a Gingerbread Man Theme as the holidays approach. Preschoolers delight in the cookie who jumps off a baking sheet for adventures. Engage your own preschoolers at home or in the classroom with a playful learning Gingerbread Man Theme for preschool.Disclosure: This post … [Read more...] about Gingerbread Man Theme and Lesson Plans for Playful Learning in Preschool!
It's back to school time for preschool teachers, parents who preschool at home, and caregivers who teach and guide their preschoolers to playful learning each day. Our friend, Jamie, of Hands On As We Grow, will be offering a live, guided learning activity challenge on September 10th, and YOU are invited to join us. The FREE Learning without Worksheets Preschool Challenge is the PERFECT … [Read more...] about Free Learning without Worksheets Challenge from Hands On As We Grow
Taking activities outside while the weather is still nice can be a pleasant change of scenery for active preschoolers. You don’t need fancy toys or expensive supplies. Try these easy letter and number activities outdoors using JUST chalk and rocks - materials you most likely already have in your outdoor play area and art center.EASY Chalk Activities for Preschoolers: Outdoors Playful … [Read more...] about EASY Chalk and Rocks Activities for Preschoolers: Outdoors Playful Learning