Simple STE(A)M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) challenges involve young kids in exploration, inquiry, observation, making predictions, testing predictions, and formulating solutions to problems. Exposure to STEAM activities in early childhood will nurture the inquisitive nature inherent in young kids to support critical thinking skills. The PEEPS Parachute STE(A)M Challenge is a … [Read more...] about PEEPS Parachute STEM Challenge in Early Childhood!
Easter Theme Ideas for Preschool
With Easter just around the corner, kids will have hours of fun designing their own 3D Easter card crafts for family and friends with the NEW Wikki Stix Create and Decorate Craft Kit for Kids. 3D Easter Crafts and Cards Kids Can Make! Disclosure: this post and others within the blog may contain affiliate/sponsored and/or distributor links and content. Materials needed: One Create and … [Read more...] about 3D Easter Card Crafts Kids Can Make! #Wikkistix
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!
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!
It's hard to believe that Easter is just around the corner! The activities below offer opportunities for preschoolers to create, learn, and play with a seasonal Easter theme! Painting with PEEPS! Our kids are working on tally marks so we decided to add a cross-over art activity to our tally mark rhyme! Materials needed: PEEPS of any color with the corresponding color of tempera paint, paper … [Read more...] about Easter Themed Activities for Learning and Play in Preschool!
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