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!
Kids love reading and learning with classic Fairy Tales! There are great adventures awaiting...read, sing, and play along with us! The 3 Little Pigs – those who work hard, work smart, plan, and use materials wisely will triumph over those that do not. Role play or brainstorm ways that the children might be successful if they plan, listen, and work hard. Ask the children to build towers or … [Read more...] about Rapunzel song, Fairy Tale Crafts, Dramatic Play, and a Rhythm Game!
These activities are sample activities from the Summertime Theme at The Preschool Toolbox. We hope you and yours have a great start to your own Summertime Fun! Kids Car Wash Set up a table outside and allow the kids to decorate it with signs for a "Car Wash." Give the kids several buckets or pails and let them wash all their trucks, cars, and other vehicles. We let the kids play car wash … [Read more...] about Summertime Fun Outside!