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!
The new FALL THEME is now available at The Preschool Toolbox! The Fall Thematic is divided into 3 sections: Trees and Leaves Pumpkins and Jack-o-Lanterns Halloween (non-scary) Below are samples from over 40 pages of activities to help your children explore, play, and learn about FALL! This is Jack - Use this action chant as part of the Pumpkin Emotions Activity and conflict … [Read more...] about New Fall Theme: Fall Leaves Song, Fall Sensory Tubs, Pumpkin “Emotions”
SENSORY DINOSAUR EGGS Fill 5 Eggs (we used plastic Easter Eggs) with objects that increasingly get heavier (we used a cotton ball, bouncy ball, miniature dinosaurs, magnet balls, and a rock.) Pass the eggs around so the children can feel the weight of all 5 eggs. Have the children then “hatch” the eggs and lay all objects out on a table. As the children pick the objects up and explore them, … [Read more...] about Dinosaur Theme: Sensory Dinosaur Egg Experiments in Preschool!
LOOKING FOR SOME EASY KID'S CRAFT ACTIVITIES? WE CAN HELP! Check out our THEMES for MANY other ideas for arts, crafts, literacy, math, science, large motor, and play! CEREAL RAINBOWS We used markers to draw arcs on construction paper. The children then used liquid school glue to put rainbow colored cereal around the arcs. Let the rainbows dry well before hanging or sending home! Extension: … [Read more...] about Summer Crafts to “Beat the Heat!”
Summer is a wonderful time to Play and Learn with your children. The summer activities below are sample ideas taken from the SUMMERTIME theme that will be available via this blog in 2014! The unit includes 4 complete themes: Bubbles, Patriotic, General Summer, and Beach. Kids getting bored already? Summertime Sorting Set out two baskets in the middle of the room. Label one SUMMER and … [Read more...] about Summer Activities for Learning and Playing with Preschoolers!
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!