LOOKING FOR SOME EASY KID'S CRAFT ACTIVITIES? WE CAN HELP! Check out our THEMES for MANY other ideas for arts, crafts, literacy, math, science, large motor, and play! CEREAL RAINBOWS We used markers to draw arcs on construction paper. The children then used liquid school glue to put rainbow colored cereal around the arcs. Let the rainbows dry well before hanging or sending home! Extension: … [Read more...] about Summer Crafts to “Beat the Heat!”
Although many of our children are still enjoying the delights of summer, there are some skills that we can incorporate into our children's daily routines that will help as school time approaches! Strengthening Finger Muscles: There are many ways to help a child strengthen the small muscles that are necessary to begin writing. The following are just a FEW that children can do at home over … [Read more...] about Preschool Fine Motor Practice you can do at HOME!
Mosaic Apples -Apple Mosaics Print the .pdf file above for each of your children. Have the children tear or cut small pieces of red construction paper and glue to the apple. The children can also cut or tear small green pieces of construction paper to glue on for the stems. Ask your children why they are excited to be back in school? Have the children copy, stamp, or write their answers on … [Read more...] about Apple Mosaic Crafts and Apple Theme Math for Preschool and Kindergarten!
Is your child getting ready to enter Preschool or Kindergarten this year? Learning how to get dressed independently is a BIG milestone. Look at the checklist below to see which skills your child may need work on. Shoes - Lift up the tongue or flap of the shoe, open the shoe, put foot in, and push the heel down into the shoe. With the invention of velcro closures, shoe tying is not a … [Read more...] about 6 Tips for Helping Preschoolers Get Dressed Independently!
Our kids are bombarded constantly with advertisements of the newest and coolest stuff. We feel the immense pressure of keeping them on par with their friends so we succumb to their pleas of "I absolutely need to have that!" I am guilty as charged here, but I am working on giving my kids a lot more experiences and time than giving them things. Studies have shown that you get more than your … [Read more...] about Are your kids READING this summer? Slimy Bookworm has just what you need!
Our newest theme, APPLES, is now available at The Preschool Toolbox Blog! We are pleased to offer many new and exciting ideas centered around an Apple Themed activities just for kids! If you are looking for a way to get your children into the school year with ease, check it out! The theme includes 40 pages of literacy, science, math, play, cooking, art, power points, all .pdf files for … [Read more...] about Apple Themed Activities for Learning & Play in Preschool!