Since the arrival of Despicable Me 2 in theatres this summer, our kids are, once again, enthralled with MINIONS! We like to draw them, color them, create them, play with them, and trade Minion toys brought from home. In order to capitalize on our current interest, I've made MINIONS our back-to-school theme this year! I hope your kids will enjoy creating, learning, and playing with the … [Read more...] about MINION love – Back-to-School Theme for Preschool and Kindergarten!
Back to School for Preschool and PreK
Our kids had a chance to visit a local Farmer's Market this past weekend. One of the special treats we found...HOMEGROWN POPCORN! Our kids thought it was DELICIOUS! We ate it, played games with it, and made a special word wall to use. Popcorn Sight Words and Word Walls in Preschool and Kindergarten Popcorn Sight Words Game - Popcorn Sight Words and Popcorn Sight Words Game Word … [Read more...] about Popcorn Sight Words Game and Word Walls for Preschool & Kindergarten
Lakeshore Learning has long been the premier provider of educational products for kids. I recently had the opportunity to try out the Pop and Win Alphabet Bingo Game with my girls (3 and 5). The game is intended for 1-4 players (children ages 3+). The game includes: 3 dice poppers, 12 game cards (4 for each popper), 40 plastic chips and a handy plastic storage pouch. The game cards are thick … [Read more...] about Lakeshore Learning’s Pop and Win Alphabet Bingo Game Review
As the casual days of summer give way to more structured school days, there are preparations that can help our young children with the transition! 1. Help children get on a “school” sleep routine after more casual days of summer. It will help with the morning rush as well as being alert during school time. 2. Label a large bag with extra clothes for kids to keep at school (or in their … [Read more...] about 10 Back to School Tips for Preschoolers and K’s!
We are busy preparing for the new school year as many of you are. We've ordered new classroom supplies, printed newsletters for parents, and are getting semester lesson plans in order. It's hard to believe that in less than a month, our children will arrive for a new school year! The first few days of school are often overwhelming for both teachers and children. Here are a few suggestions to … [Read more...] about Centers Help for Back to School!
Mosaic Apples -Apple Mosaics Print the .pdf file above for each of your children. Have the children tear or cut small pieces of red construction paper and glue to the apple. The children can also cut or tear small green pieces of construction paper to glue on for the stems. Ask your children why they are excited to be back in school? Have the children copy, stamp, or write their answers on … [Read more...] about Apple Mosaic Crafts and Apple Theme Math for Preschool and Kindergarten!