STEAM activities engage skills from various educational disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math) to invite young kids to discover new knowledge through inquiry and solution-based learning. By combining playful investigations in Early Childhood with a STEAM Education approach to learning, young kids are challenged to use cross-disciplinary and critical thinking skills to … [Read more...] about STEAM Explorations in Early Childhood: Tessellating Shapes!
Fall Theme Activities
PLAYFUL LEARNING WITH LEAVES IN PRESCHOOL! Exploring play in nature offers powerful learning opportunities for young children. With just a little creativity, imagination, and a few simple materials, LEAVES can provide hours of learning and FUN for preschoolers! OPEN-ENDED LEAF ART Materials needed: leaves and markers or paint.Making designs on leaves is an open-ended art … [Read more...] about Playful Learning Activities with LEAVES in Preschool!
Young kids love to be outside! Playing in nature is one of the best ways to encourage healthy development in children. With a little inspiration, parents can capture the child’s love of nature and promote playful learning with…STICKS! Gather some sticks in the neighborhood or your own backyard to provide frugal and fun learning opportunities at home! PLAYING to LEARN with … [Read more...] about Frugal and Playful Learning with Sticks in Preschool!
NUTS AND SEEDS THEME FOR PRESCHOOL!Each Wednesday throughout the school year, we will continue offering learning activities along with the brilliant #playfulpreschool blogging team. This week's activities are centered around a Nuts and Seeds Theme for Preschool. If you have missed the previous theme-based activities, they are linked for your convenience below. Also, please take a moment … [Read more...] about Nuts and Seeds Theme: Listening Games with Sensory Sound Shakers for #PlayfulPreschool
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, this week the #playfulpreschool team has developed activities centered around a FEATHERS THEME for PRESCHOOL! Whether you teach in the classroom or have children at home, your kids will enjoy the many activity suggestions offered below! The textured turkeys are a great way to encourage fine motor skills while adding the extra sensory layers. We hope … [Read more...] about Textured Sensory Turkey Pre-Writing Activity for #PlayfulPreschool
SCARECROW THEME FOR PRESCHOOL This week's #playfulpreschool theme is: SCARECROWS! All of the scarecrow activities by the playful preschool blogging team are designed for use at home or in the preschool classroom. We hope your own children enjoy playing and learning along with us this fall!Scarecrow Background Information: Scarecrows derive their name from the duty they perform; a … [Read more...] about 5 Little Scarecrows Poem and PowerPoint for #PlayfulPreschool