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Life Size Gingerbread House Before And After

Posted by on Dec 12, 2017 in Blog, Christmas, December Themes | Comments Off on Life Size Gingerbread House Before And After

Life Size Gingerbread House Before And After

Life Size Gingerbread House Before And After A very generous parent donated this cute playhouse to our class. The playhouse stayed in the closet for a few days while we decided where and when to set it up. On the big day it hit me to assemble it inside out! This is the story, all about how my life got flipped, turned inside out!   It was a little tricky at first. The instructions were clear enough but turning the folds in the opposite directions didn’t always make sense. I persisted and had it assembled in under an hour. The Big Reveal    ...

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Life Size Gingerbread House

Posted by on Dec 10, 2017 in Blog, Christmas, December Themes, Holidays | Comments Off on Life Size Gingerbread House

Life Size Gingerbread House

Want a life size gingerbread house for your kids this Christmas? This is a story all about how my life got flipped…turned inside out. lol One of my preschooler’s generous parents gave us a playhouse like this. So it stayed in the closet for few days while we decided where and how to set it up. On the big day it hit me to assemble it inside out! I put the thing together with the cute printed part on the inside so the out side is brown, like a real gingerbread house. It was a little tricky at first but remembering that all the folds go...

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You Can’t Catch The Gingerbread Man!

Posted by on Dec 2, 2017 in Art, Blog, December Themes, Holidays | Comments Off on You Can’t Catch The Gingerbread Man!

You Can’t Catch The Gingerbread Man!

No matter how fast you run you can’t catch the Gingerbread Man! We’re turning our classroom into a gingerbread classroom! I’ll keep updating as we go. This is part of out Christmas celebrations. We also celebrate Hanukkah and Kwanzaa so watch out for those posts as well. Begin with the traditional story book. Read other versions and have a discussion about the similarities and differences. Gingerbread Men   Raisins, buttons, ribbons, glitter, and a little “teacher glue” (tacky glue). Free pattern on Printables! Gum Drops         Free Pattern...

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Giving Thanks On Thanksgiving

Posted by on Nov 12, 2017 in Autumn, Blog, Families, November Themes, Thanks Giving | Comments Off on Giving Thanks On Thanksgiving

Giving Thanks On Thanksgiving

Giving Thanks On Thanksgiving is an American tradition. Giving thanks is an important lesson for children to learn any time of year. At Thanksgiving it’s especially important. There are many ways to approach this lesson. First and foremost is modeling thankfulness for children and to use please and thank you throughout your interactions with them and others. Leading by example will take you far in this regard. Your children will begin to use these polite words when you show them that it’s expected. Giving Thanks On Thanksgiving For Healthy...

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Down On The Farm

Posted by on Nov 3, 2017 in Autumn, Blog, Cooking With Kids, Farm | Comments Off on Down On The Farm

Down On The Farm

Preschoolers of all ages have a great time with the Down On The Farm Theme. Sorting animals by type, cooking, fun songs and videos  are just a few of the activities for this week long theme. There might be enough material for two weeks. Let’s start off with a fun song. On Our Way To Grandpa’s Farm Next try Sleeping Cows. Can’t find a video so imagine… your children lie down and pretend to be sleeping while you sing 🎶 ” See The sleeping cows till it’s nearly noon come let us wake them with a merry tune.” 🎶 As the children wake up they...

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Last Minute Preschool Halloween Ideas

Posted by on Oct 30, 2017 in Autumn, Blog, Fall, Halloween, October Themes | Comments Off on Last Minute Preschool Halloween Ideas

Last Minute Preschool Halloween Ideas

Some of these last minute preschool Halloween ideas just came to me today! Talk about last minute…tomorrow is Halloween! Sorting By Two Attributes   Spider webs in shoe boxes. The pic doesn’t show it very well but there are cards in front of each box with spider/fly on one side and orange/black on the other side. The flies are just a printed pic of a realistic fly laminated and cut out. They are stuck onto the ribbon web with scotch tape. Kiddos grab a spider or fly and sort.  Science   Stirring our brew. Black paydough. See recipe...

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Halloween Fun

Posted by on Oct 22, 2017 in Art, Autumn, Blog, Halloween, Math & Science, October Themes | Comments Off on Halloween Fun

Halloween Fun

The Halloween fun has begun! Magic Pumpkin Song Video 5 Little Pumpkins Video   The pattern for these masks is Free at Printables! Collaborations   This is no Itsy Bitsy Spider. He measures about 3 feet across! We sing Itsy Bitsy Spider then we sing “Biggy Wiggy Spider” with the same tune and same lyrics but deep BIG voices!  Our Jack-O-Lantern is also very big although there’s no reference point in the pic. Both of this and the spider were collaborative works. Sensory Tables   These sensory tables are great fun. Math   Matching Dollar Tree...

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🍁Fall Fun🍁

Posted by on Oct 10, 2017 in Art, Autumn, Blog, Fall, Math & Science | Comments Off on 🍁Fall Fun🍁

🍁Fall Fun🍁

These activities make🍁Fall Fun🍁for every one! Cookie Cutter Prints Coockie cutter printing is easy enough for toddlers to accomplish and the results are satisfying. It’s process art with a nice product. Negative Space This technique is called negative space art. Also proccess art with a nice product. Children place leaves where they want on the paper, choose paint colors and finger paint, sponge paint, dabber paint, or just ain’t with a brush all around the leaves. Before the paint is dry lift off the leaves to see what is revealed. Handprint...

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Fall Bulletin Board

Posted by on Oct 6, 2017 in Autumn, Blog, October Themes, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Fall Bulletin Board

Fall Bulletin Board

Fall Bulletin Board You can find the pattern for this tree at Printables! The Giving Tree This fall bulletin board changes (like real trees do) seasonally. The boy catches apples, green leaves, snowflakes, or little blossoms depending on the...

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Fire Prevention Week

Posted by on Oct 3, 2017 in Autumn, Blog, October Themes | Comments Off on Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week Your Escape Plan Fire prevention week is observed nationally by many schools. Click here to map out your own escape plan for your home. The second week of October is National Fire Prevention Week. Children everywhere will be learning about calling 911 and Stop Drop & Roll. Preschoolers are no exception! Stop Drop & Roll!     Calling 911 Small children can learn what an emergency is and how to dial 911. Many families today don’t have home phones which means children need to know how to access the phone part of cell...

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