Most kids WANT to use band aids (even for those imaginary "ouchies" that sometimes arise!) While our kids were in a particularly long phase of "band aid love," we transformed the interest into a "Butterfly's Life Cycle" (and practiced our fine motor skills with all of the peeling and sticking). Materials needed per craft: One paper plate, 2 colored band aid strips, 3 circle band aids, 1 … [Read more...] about Transforming Preschool “BAND AID” love into a Butterfly’s Life Cycle!
Bugs and Insects Theme Activities
Bottle Cap Beehive - have the children use bottle caps to make circle prints on yellow paper. We used yellow and brown tempera paint, but the children could make their hives any color desired. When the children are finished printing with the caps, cut the paper into a hive shape. Laminate (or cover with clear contact paper) the painted beehives above (make sure the bottle cap paint prints are … [Read more...] about Busy Bumblebee Song, Color Words and Numbers, and Bee Crafts for Preschool!!
Spring is a great time to explore ladybugs and insects with your children! If you have a free ladybug or insect activity to share, please feel free to link up below! Strawberry and Blueberry Ladybugs -Ladybug Template Materials needed: Strawberries (cut off the stems), blueberries, plastic knives, craft sticks, peanut butter (to adhere the blueberries), and the Ladybug template (linked … [Read more...] about Ladybug Theme for Preschool: Strawberry Ladybugs, a PowerPoint, & BUG-themed LINKY!
Below are sample activities from the Bugs and Insects Unit that will be available via this blog in the Spring of 2014. The entire unit includes Math, Literacy, Science, Dramatic Play, Large Motor, Art, Music, Videos, Power Points, and Additional Resources (cooking projects and internet links.) Introducing BUGS to your children: Introduce your Ladybugs and Insect unit by asking students, … [Read more...] about The Season of BUGS and INSECTS in Preschool!
This is a sampling of the 45+ Literacy, Math, Science, Art, and Play Activities found in the BUGS and INSECTS UNIT available on this blog! INTRODUCTION TO LADYBUGS AND INSECTS An introduction and extension to Ladybugs would be to ask children "Have you ever held a ladybug in your hand? You can follow this up with color recognition: "What are some things that are RED like a ladybug?" Look for … [Read more...] about Bugs and Insects Theme Activities for Preschool!