Chalk Dust and Feather Writing: Learning Names in Preschool! Summer learning can be FUN for preschoolers with a CHALK THEME! The Playful Preschool Blogging Team is offering wonderful suggestions for playful learning with activities centered around CHALK! Grab your own chalk, a few simple supplies, and come PLAY with us! Disclaimer: This post an others within this blog contain affiliate … [Read more...] about Chalk Dust and Feather Writing: Learning Names in Preschool
Fine Motor Skills for Tiny Fingers
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!
Apples Theme for #PlayfulPreschool Fall offers many opportunities for playful learning in preschool. This fall (and throughout the school year) we will be combining forces with some of the best preschool bloggers to provide hands-on and playful activities designed JUST for YOUR kids! The #PlayfulPreschool blogging team is working diligently on a variety of learning experiences centered around … [Read more...] about Apple Theme for #Preschool: Scented Playdough Pre-Writing Activity #PlayfulPreschool
Kids are often afraid of the dark and sometimes have bad dreams. The Wikki Stix dreamcatcher craft for kids is a tangible way to help ease bedtime anxieties! Dreamcatchers are an ancient Chippewa tradition. Legend says that since dreams never end, the dreamcatcher will hold all bad dreams and release only the good ones. When hung over a child's bed at night, the dreamcatchers are a tangible … [Read more...] about Dreamcatcher Crafts for Kids: No More Bad Dreams!
As in most classrooms, we have daily tasks that the children do. Once a week, all of our children transform themselves into "Classroom Clean-up Super Heroes." The children can choose what they wish to be and create accessories for the important task ahead (cardboard tube cuffs and leg bands are the current trend for "in style" super heroes.) As we work together to organize our classroom … [Read more...] about Non-Standard Painting Tools and Crafts for Preschool: Legos, Blocks, and More!
A Circle of Thanksgiving - Bracelet Craft - The Circle of Thanksgiving Materials needed: Yarn or string (enough to make a wrist bracelet for each child) and pony beads (blue, black, red, white, yellow, orange, and purple pony beads -enough for each child to have one of each color). Read the Circle of Thanksgiving (linked above) to the children and have them put on one bead for each line that … [Read more...] about A Circle of Thanksgiving – Craft, Literacy, and Math for Kids!