PLAYING TO LEARN WITH ROCKS in PRESCHOOL! Young kids love to be outside! Playing in nature is one of the best ways to encourage healthy development in preschoolers. With a little inspiration, parents and teachers can capture the child’s love of nature and promote playful learning with items commonly found in their own backyard or neighborhood. Gather some rocks, leaves, sticks, and a few … [Read more...] about Playing to Learn with ROCKS in Preschool!
REINDEER THEME for PRESCHOOL! Each Wednesday throughout the school year, we will share activities centered around various topics of interest to preschoolers. This week, the #playfulpreschool blogging team has developed learning ideas with a REINDEER THEME! Please take a moment to browse all the wonderful activity suggestions that are linked below for your convenience! REINDEER NOSES PLAYDOUGH … [Read more...] about Reindeer Noses Playdough Math Mats for Preschool: 1-to-1 Correspondence
CANDY CANE LEARNING ACTIVITIES for PRESCHOOL and KINDERGARTEN There are few treats that symbolize Christmas in the way that candy canes do! If you have not read "The Legend of the Candy Cane" you can print it here. We've gathered a collection of candy cane suggestions for activities across all learning areas in Preschool and Kindergarten. We hope you enjoy creating, exploring, and playing with … [Read more...] about Candy Cane Learning Activities for Preschool and Kindergarten!
COMMUNITY HELPER THEME FOR PRESCHOOL- Band-Aid Games for a Doctor or Nurse Center in Preschool! This week's #playfulpreschool activities are centered around COMMUNITY HELPERS! We hope your own children enjoy learning about all the different people who serve our communities through the jobs they do. Disclosure: This post and others within this blog contain affiliate links. For full … [Read more...] about Doctor or Nurse Community Helper Center: Band-Aid Games for #PlayfulPreschool
DINOSAUR THEME for #PLAYFULPRESCHOOL Learning about DINOSAURS is fascinating for preschoolers (and adults, too)! To help celebrate INTERNATIONAL DINOSAUR MONTH (October), the #playfulpreschool blogging team has developed special activities to explore a Dinosaur Theme with your own preschoolers at home or in the classroom! We hope your kids enjoy exploring, learning, creating, and playing with … [Read more...] about Dinosaur Theme for Preschool: Hatching DINO Eggs – Early Math & Science.
The APPLES THEME FOR PRESCHOOL (and KINDERGARTEN) has been revised and is now available via this blog. Apples Thematic Unit The Apples Theme for Preschool is an 80+ total page unit that includes enough activities for at least two week’s worth of lessons. If you plan to use the unit for one week only, you will have many activities left for a “new” unit the following year. This theme includes … [Read more...] about Apples Theme for Preschool