Flint corn (also known as Indian corn) has a rich autumnal history. Indian corn has multi-colored kernels which are starchy when cooked, and not as sweet as the corn we are used to eating. Today, flint corn kernels are ground into flour, used in dishes like hominy, ground into cornmeal for humans and animals, and used for popping. In early American History, the Pilgrims would not have survived had … [Read more...] about Indian Corn Activities and Crafts for Preschoolers
Thanksgiving Theme Activities
November seems to be a universal time to focus on gratitude and what we’re thankful for. Perhaps its due to the changing seasons or the atmosphere of good will with the impending holidays. This month’s FREE Ways to Play Every Day in November Activity Calendar for Preschoolers is centered around activity suggestions to help instill four important key traits in young children: I am kind; I am … [Read more...] about Ways to Play Every Day: November Activity Calendar for Preschoolers
Preschoolers love to sing FUN songs, fingerplays, and counting rhymes. Adding music and rhythm into a preschooler's every day world helps them develop the rhythm and cadence so important to healthy brain and body development as they grow. In our newest Preschool Pack, we have 145 of the BEST in preschool songs, fingerplays, counting rhymes, and short poems for use ALL YEAR LONG at … [Read more...] about Preschool Songs, Fingerplays, & Counting Rhymes for ALL SEASONS!
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
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, this week the #playfulpreschool team has developed activities centered around a FEATHERS THEME for PRESCHOOL! Whether you teach in the classroom or have children at home, your kids will enjoy the many activity suggestions offered below! The textured turkeys are a great way to encourage fine motor skills while adding the extra sensory layers. We hope … [Read more...] about Textured Sensory Turkey Pre-Writing Activity for #PlayfulPreschool
SCARECROW THEME FOR PRESCHOOL This week's #playfulpreschool theme is: SCARECROWS! All of the scarecrow activities by the playful preschool blogging team are designed for use at home or in the preschool classroom. We hope your own children enjoy playing and learning along with us this fall! Scarecrow Background Information: Scarecrows derive their name from the duty they perform; a … [Read more...] about 5 Little Scarecrows Poem and PowerPoint for #PlayfulPreschool