Exploring an ocean is exciting for preschool children! Ocean animals, shells, sand, and water are a wonder and bring out the natural curiosity that is at the heart of every young child. Whether your children have a chance to visit a real ocean or not, learning about the life cycle of a sea turtle is playful discovery for preschoolers! Sea Turtles are on the endangered list due to … [Read more...] about Ocean Theme Activities for Preschool: Sea Turtle Life Cycle & Sensory Bags
Exploring The 5 Senses in Early Childhood will help young children identify and discover the body parts that are used to gain sensory information: Eyes, Ears, Nose, Mouth, and Hands. The Braille Alphabet Chart activities suggested below will offer opportunities for hands-on play with the sense of TOUCH. Through play and experimentation, the children will develop an awareness of how the sense … [Read more...] about 5 Senses: The Braille Alphabet in Preschool & Kindergarten
In order to get our kids thinking about conservation this spring, we will combine some of our sensory lessons with conservation awareness. The activities/lesson plan suggestions below will offer opportunities for hands-on play with the senses of Sight and Sound. Through play and experimentation, the children will gain an awareness of conservation and how their own senses provide important … [Read more...] about The Senses of Sight and Sound: Upcycling Crafts and Lessons for Conservation Awareness
Last week, we had a special delivery to our classroom. One of our preschooler's parents had a Poinsettia plant delivered to us! It was an extra special gift that we plan to nurture this month and throughout the New Year! Our preschoolers discussed Poinsettias, looked at the plant through our magnifying glasses, dissected just a small part, and made the special Christmas card crafts below! It … [Read more...] about Poinsettia Cardboard Tube & 3-D Crafts for Preschool & Kindergarten!
THE DISSOLVING GINGERBREAD MAN The dissolving Gingerbread Man is a fun activity for kids to extend readings of the Gingerbread Man. In many versions, the Gingerbread Man is afraid to cross the river for fear that if he does, he will get wet and melt! Materials needed: Gingerbread Man cookies, small container, milk, paper to chart students’ guesses, markers, and a timer. Explain to the students … [Read more...] about The Dissolving Gingerbread Man – Simple Science Activity for Kids!
Whether you have an artificial or real Christmas tree at home or in the classroom, learning about evergreens is fun science for kids! The simple Christmas Tree Life Cycle craft below will help preschoolers learn how conifers grow from a seed to an adult Christmas tree! Christmas trees are conifers. A conifer tree is a needle-leaved tree that produces cones. Conifers are often called … [Read more...] about Life Cycle of a Christmas Tree Craft for Preschool!