There is nothing that reminds us more of Fall than...PUMPKINS! Below you will find activities you can do with your children to explore the delights of the season! PROJECT PUMPKIN Literacy Read The Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman [Alladin, 1995] - even if you are not a fan of Halloween, most children love this book and it is fun to act out the characters in the story. Print the Pumpkin Sight … [Read more...] about Project Pumpkin!
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!
The current state of the US economy provides a great "discussion" starter for parents who wish to teach their children conservation skills. The rush of immediate gratification has failed not only our Government, but our cities, communities, neighborhoods, and homes. Teaching our children how to responsibly use resources and materials TODAY, will help ensure a brighter future for tomorrow's … [Read more...] about Teaching Kids Conservation Skills to Protect Tomorrow’s Resources!
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!
We are busy preparing for the new school year as many of you are. We've ordered new classroom supplies, printed newsletters for parents, and are getting semester lesson plans in order. It's hard to believe that in less than a month, our children will arrive for a new school year! The first few days of school are often overwhelming for both teachers and children. Here are a few suggestions to … [Read more...] about Centers Help for Back to School!
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!