It’s October, the month of the pumpkin! That being said, this month’s free Ways to Play Every Day October Preschool Pumpkins Activity Calendar is focused on one thing: pumpkins, pumpkins, and more pumpkins. Young learners can practice counting, have sensory experiences, be creative, and learn using these fun pumpkin patch activities in the classroom or at home. Ways to Play … [Read more...] about Ways to Play Every Day in October: Preschool Pumpkins Activity Calendar
MATH! That one word has probably caused more anxiety for students (and some adults) than any other discipline. For many parents and educators, negative experiences with numbers and math in the past may present a "personal road block" when guiding young kids to learn about numbers! The goal with preschoolers is to help them establish REAL RELATIONSHIPS with numbers to create a solid base that can … [Read more...] about Establishing REAL RELATIONSHIPS with NUMBERS in Preschool! #TeachECE
As Fall approaches, the season offers great opportunities for playing and learning! Creating the Pumpkin Life Cycle crafts below are a wonderful way to incorporate science, literacy (Letter P and Sequencing), and fine motor skills into your fall lesson plans. PUMPKIN LIFE CYCLE - Pumpkin Life Cycle Sequencing Card Print the sequencing cards (linked above) to heavy paper and laminate for … [Read more...] about Pumpkin Life Cycle and Printable Sequencing Cards for Kids!
Since I work with a mixed-age group of children (ages infant-5), we often get tired of the same fingerplays and poems year after year. Someday, I will combine all the seasonal poems/chants/fingerplays I make-up into one book...for now, here's one we do with our kids in the Fall! 5 Little Pumpkins Sitting on a Vine -5 Little Pumpkins Sitting on a Vine Materials needed: Wikki Stix (orange and … [Read more...] about 5 Little Pumpkins Sitting on a Vine – a created Storyboard Poem for Kids!
Roll a Jack-o-Lantern is a simple game that the children can play for party time or anytime during the month of October. Materials needed: Orange Foam Blocks - one per child ( blank dice or homemade paper dice can be substituted), black markers (for labeling the dice), dry erase boards - one per child (white plastic disposable plates can be substituted), and orange/black/green dry erase … [Read more...] about Roll a Jack-o-Lantern Game for Preschool and Kindergarten
Thumbprint Pumpkin Patch - Thumbprint Pumpkin Patch "Vine" Designs Materials needed: One Thumbprint Pumpkin Patch Vine work page from the file above, orange and green tempera paint, paint brushes or q-tips, paint trays, and paint smocks or old t-shirts. Print the vine design file for each of the children. Have the children thumb print orange painted pumpkins on top of or below the vine … [Read more...] about Thumbprint Pumpkin Patch, Hand Print Pumpkins, and Witches Hats