Bouncing Beach Ball Inflate a beach ball and write a letter, number, shape, or sight word on each section of the beach ball. Kids take turns tossing the beach ball to one another and as a child catches the ball, they have to read the letter/number/shape/sight words that their two hands are touching on the ball.If a student does not know the letter/number/shape/etc. name, they can ask a friend … [Read more...] about Activities for “those days” when kids say…”I’m bored:)” Summer MOVING and LEARNING!
Below are ideas from the ALL THINGS WIKKI download available at The Preschool Toolbox Blog. All pdf files and instructions for learning games are included in the download. Summer fun at your fingertips! Fishing with Wikki Stix - Materials needed: Fishing with Wikki.pdf for each child (see download for the pdf) , assorted Wikki Stix©, assorted foam or plastic letters, bingo dot markers … [Read more...] about Summertime FUN with Letters and Numbers!
Below are ideas that children can easily do for Father's Day if you still need last minute ideas! Kid's Koozies Purchase inexpensive Koozies at your local craft, hobby, or dollar store. Write Happy Father's Day on one side with a permanent marker. Brush tempera paint onto your child's hand with a small paint brush and have them make a hand-print on the other side. Use a permanent marker to … [Read more...] about Father’s Day Gifts from Kids!
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!