Apple Printed Pinwheels Craft (Disclaimer: this post and others within the blog contain affiliate links. For full disclosures, visit ABOUT US!) Every fall our Pre-Kindergarten children practice apple coring in the practical life center. The children core the apples, place the apple slices on a serving tray, and carry the slices around the room serving other children who would like to taste … [Read more...] about Apple Prints Pinwheel Craft for Preschool & Kindergarten
Fall Theme Activities
The Fall Thematic Unit for Preschool is now available via this blog. The fall thematic is a 100+ total page unit that contains 3 different themes in 1: Trees and Leaves, Pumpkins and Jack-o-lanterns, and Non-scary Halloween. The suggested activities are designed for children ages 3-6, but extension activities are given where possible for slightly younger or older children. It contains: a 49 … [Read more...] about Fall Theme for Preschool
Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and I’m looking forward to pumpkin desserts, orange and red centerpieces, and a glowing fire! The aptly named ‘Turkey Day’ is the perfect time to come together with friends and family, relax with a bountiful meal, and express gratitude for the passing year. Adults and teens often spend Thanksgiving Day together by cooking and prepping for a big dinner, so little … [Read more...] about Fall and Thanksgiving Crafts and Activities for Kids!
Fall offers great opportunities for learning and playing with math. The CORNY MATH booklet assists children with counting, estimation, prediction, and "non-standard" measuring skills (along with a few drawing/writing/pre-writing activities). CORNY MATH - CORNY FACTS Materials needed: One Printable Corny Facts Booklet (per child/small group), a Paper Bag, Super Wikki Stix, Field Corn to Shell, … [Read more...] about #Wikkistix Corny Math – Harvest Explorations Printable Book for Kids!
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams is one of our all-time favorite Halloween books. It is not only a wonderfully illustrated story (reminds the reader of countryside cottages and fairy tales), but the story line has a real plot that compels young children to participate! Even if you are not a fan of Halloween, the book is age appropriate and does not have the … [Read more...] about The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything – Sequencing Cards & Activity Suggestions
As many of our readers know, I am not a huge fan of the Common Core State Standards as they are written. For now, the CCSS are with us and we must creatively work with the standards to help our children learn and document progress toward achievement. Decomposing the Numbers 1-10 CCSSI K.OA.3 states ``Decompose numbers less than or equal to 10 into pairs in more than one way, e.g., by using … [Read more...] about Fall Free Printables: Decomposing Numbers 1-10 with Pumpkin Seeds