For many families, back to school time will mean a change in family routines: sports practices, games, clubs and meetings, music lessons, and homework all seem to work against finding time for family meals. While eating together everyday may not be possible, we encourage you to find time for family meals at least 3x per week. With a little family discussion, prioritizing, and assistance from … [Read more...] about Mealtime Conversation Cards and Cooking Skills for Kids!
We are busy preparing for the new school year as many of you are. We've ordered new classroom supplies, printed newsletters for parents, and are getting semester lesson plans in order. It's hard to believe that in less than a month, our children will arrive for a new school year! The first few days of school are often overwhelming for both teachers and children. Here are a few suggestions to … [Read more...] about Centers Help for Back to School!
Mosaic Apples -Apple Mosaics Print the .pdf file above for each of your children. Have the children tear or cut small pieces of red construction paper and glue to the apple. The children can also cut or tear small green pieces of construction paper to glue on for the stems. Ask your children why they are excited to be back in school? Have the children copy, stamp, or write their answers on … [Read more...] about Apple Mosaic Crafts and Apple Theme Math for Preschool and Kindergarten!
Our newest theme, APPLES, is now available at The Preschool Toolbox Blog! We are pleased to offer many new and exciting ideas centered around an Apple Themed activities just for kids! If you are looking for a way to get your children into the school year with ease, check it out! The theme includes 40 pages of literacy, science, math, play, cooking, art, power points, all .pdf files for … [Read more...] about Apple Themed Activities for Learning & Play in Preschool!
Patriotic Activities: Crafts and Play Dough Mats for Learning and Play! The crafts and activities below are fun for Patriotic holidays or other special events that need a little extra "sparkle!" Collage Fireworks Set out different materials for students to use to make “firework” prints. Place white and blue paint in shallow containers or on paper plate. Have the children make … [Read more...] about Patriotic Activities for Young Children!
Dinosaur Sounds Set out different containers (butter tubs, oatmeal boxes, plastic coffee containers, metal coffee cans, etc.) and some rhythm sticks. Invite the children to explore making dinosaur sounds with the different containers: What sounds would the dinosaurs make with their FEET, CLAWS, or TEETH? - Stomping, running, hunting sounds? See what sounds and descriptive words your … [Read more...] about Dinosaur Themed Activities for Preschool: Dino Sounds, Fossil Dough, a Hunt and Seek!