Fall is just around the corner! What better time to incorporate ALL 5 Senses in Preschool! HEARING Take a pretend walk outside. Lead your children through your "investigations" starting with: "Let's take a walk in the woods!" (we tap a rhythm to the chant with a right/left knee tap.) What are some things we might HEAR? Chart all the answers the children come up with. Ask the children … [Read more...] about The 5 Senses: Fall Activities for Preschool!
Do your kids like to bend, shape, and play with Wikki Stix? Try some of the activities below for learning and fun! WIKKI STIX for making KNOTS: (see photo above for visuals) Materials needed: Wikki Stix©. Give each child one Wikki Stix©. Tell them to lay it flat on the table. Step 1: Tell the children to bring each end of the Wikki Stix© down until the ends meet (blue in picture). … [Read more...] about Wikki Stix for Knots, Balloon Shops, and Number Wands!
Back to school FALL THEME GIVEAWAY with FRECKLES CRAFTS! In honor of our teachers, we are inviting you to enter our giveaway for: The complete FALL Thematic Unit, 2 complete Fall Crafts Kits by Freckles Crafts, and a 35.00 Starbucks card for a coffee or a caramel apple cider while you plan crafts and explore lesson plans! To enter: view information via Mommy Perks.The giveaway … [Read more...] about In honor of our teachers, a back to school GIVEAWAY!
Apples and Oranges - AppleOrangeTallySheet Materials needed: One AppleOrangeTallySheet.pdf (linked above) for each child, 2 buckets or baskets large enough to hold several pieces of fruit, red and orange markers, a piece of string or tape for the “starting line,” and red apples/oranges (play or real fruit can be used.) Place all the red apples/oranges in one basket. Tape off a starting line … [Read more...] about Apples Theme Literacy and Math for Preschool and Kindergarten!
PAINTED HANDPRINT SUNSHINE Draw a large circle on a white sheet of paper. Make a DOT in the center of the page as a guide for the handprints. Invite the children to use a small paintbrush to paint the palm of one hand with washable tempera paint (our kids used orange and yellow.) Make handprints in a circle, turning the page to make the prints (younger children will need assistance). Let … [Read more...] about Fun Sunshine Crafts to make the Summer Last!
In the early days of preschool, we set out Dominoes simply for building and playing. Our preschoolers make train tracks, buildings, towers, etc., but they are also looking at and taking in DOTS and numbers as they play. Dominoes, Dice, and Dots are good ways to introduce mathematical concepts for young children! There are MANY ways to use dice and dominoes - below are a few suggestions to try … [Read more...] about Dominoes and Dice for Math in Preschool & Kindergarten!