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!
Rainbow Salt Discovery Jars - Alphabet_Recording_Sheet0001 We love making these "sand" jars! Pour salt on paper plates and have the children rub chalk (drawing chalk works best, but any colored chalk will do) in circles until the salt takes on color. Fold the paper plates in half and assist the children in pouring their salt plates into a heavy glass jar (for younger children, use clear … [Read more...] about Wikki Stix Glasses and Color Printable, Color Discovery Jars and Printable, and an Echo Chant!
Below are sample activities from the Bugs and Insects Unit that will be available via this blog in the Spring of 2014. The entire unit includes Math, Literacy, Science, Dramatic Play, Large Motor, Art, Music, Videos, Power Points, and Additional Resources (cooking projects and internet links.) Introducing BUGS to your children: Introduce your Ladybugs and Insect unit by asking students, … [Read more...] about The Season of BUGS and INSECTS in Preschool!
THE WATER CYCLE for PRESCHOOL! Water, one of the most important things to sustain life on Earth, follows a pattern which repeats over and over. The water cycle includes evaporation, condensation, precipitation, and collection. While those terms seem like BIG WORDS for preschoolers, you'll be amazed at how quickly young children learn through music and play! To introduce the Water Cycle … [Read more...] about Wikki Stix to Teach the Water Cycle!
Summertime offers many opportunities for playful learning with preschoolers! Below are just a few sorting and counting games to help get started on a summer of fun! General Summertime Introduction - Sorting Game Set out two baskets in the middle of the room. Label one SUMMER and the other basket NOT for SUMMER. In between the two baskets, set out objects, clothing, and accessories that … [Read more...] about Summer Sorting and Counting Games for Preschool!
THE 5 SENSES Teaching how all 5 Senses are used in learning creates wonderful explorations and experiences for young children! Below are simple activities you can do at home or in the classroom to introduce children to the 5 Senses! TO BEGIN: With your child make a list and chart things we can see, … [Read more...] about The 5 Senses Activities in Preschool!