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Easter Fun!

Posted by on Apr 13, 2019 in April, Art, Blog, Easter | Comments Off on Easter Fun!

Easter Fun!

  Here’s a mashup of lots of different ideas for Easter Fun with preschoolers. This page contains affiliate links, thank you for your support.  These cute transparent eggs were found in at a Dollar Store. They are being used in a toddler room. The children worked on a large egg shape, dipping the ends of paper towel tubes into pastel colors and printing onto the paper.    This is a color transfer art project. The children paint their large white paper egg shape with vinegar. Next they lay small pieces of tissue  paper (bleeding) onto the...

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Rain and Rainbows

Posted by on Apr 2, 2019 in April, Art, Blog | Comments Off on Rain and Rainbows

Rain and Rainbows

Rain and Rainbows If you live in the North, March is not necessarily sunny. It’s likely cold and rainy. Not exactly a good time to make rainbows. If you wait a few weeks and do the rain and rainbows theme at the beginning of April, it will probably make more sense for you and the kiddos. April Showers In order to make a rainbow you need rain. We have some really fun and wet activities to help children understand that rainbows start with rain.           For this drippy art project you’ll need paper, glue, liquid water color, crayons, pipettes,...

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April Fools Day

Posted by on Mar 24, 2019 in April, April Fool's Day, April Themes, Blog, Easter | Comments Off on April Fools Day

April Fools Day

Turn April Fools Day into a whole week of fun! Your preschoolers will be amazed when they open their bananas at breakfast and they’re already sliced! 🍌This does take some prep work so if you have lots of kiddos for breakfast you might need to do this the night before. Watch how it’s done. Mommypoppins.com has some very cute things preschool teachers can modify for fun in their class. Brownies anyone?  Make that brown E’s! Later in the day offer brownies for a special snack time treat. Present them to the children and watch their faces...

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Children’s Art Auction

Posted by on Mar 10, 2019 in Art, Fund Raising | Comments Off on Children’s Art Auction

Children’s Art Auction

For many centers fund raising is a means to getting much needed equipment or special  supplies. A Children’s Art Auction is a fancy affair where parents gather and have a silent auction. One hundred percent of the proceeds can go to the center if there are no other charitable entities involved. Masterpieces Each classroom creates a masterpiece to be auctioned off. Many of the items are up cycled from thrift stores, other pieces are photography projects, some are Pinterest finds.   Our Tree House class made this with a handprint for each...

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Researcher finds “Magic 8” preschool practices

Posted by on Mar 5, 2019 in Blog, Curriculum, Teaching Strategies | Comments Off on Researcher finds “Magic 8” preschool practices

Researcher finds “Magic 8” preschool practices

Researcer finds “Magic 8” preschool practices This is the story of how a researcher finds “Magic 8” preschool classroom practices. In October 2017, Lillian Mongeau of the Hechinger Report told the story of a  scientist who took their research to the next level. Negative Effects And Outcomes It began in 2015 Vanderbilt researcher Dale Farran published the findings from her first study of the Tennessee state preschool program. That study resulted in disappointing findings. The preschool program had no effect or negative effects on children by...

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Children’s Author Study

Posted by on Jul 25, 2018 in Authors, Blog | Comments Off on Children’s Author Study

Children’s Author Study

Author Natalka Prytula    Welcome to our first children’s author study. The honor of being our first featured author goes to Natalka Prytula. She is the author of Everything’s Better With Cheddar.  The book is written for five to seven year olds. Cheddar is a food-loving mouse who loves to cook gourmet meals while the lady of the house is sleeping. He enjoys trying new things and making new friends. But he soon finds himself with a big problem! A house cat has been brought home from the shelter and everyone knows that cats eat mice. So...

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Ocean Theme

Posted by on Jul 16, 2018 in Beach Theme, July Themes, Ocean Theme, Themes | Comments Off on Ocean Theme

Ocean Theme

Ocean Theme I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program. When you shop through the links or banner ads on this blog I make a small commission and you help support my blogging efforts. Thank you! Ocean Sensory Bottles     A student teacher helped our kiddos make these cute ocean theme sensory bottles.  You can add stickers on the outside, even on the lid. You can add sand and tiny seashells to the bottles. Fun Stuff. Life’s A Beach   Like a Zen Garden only it’s a beach. Kids can make this their happy place. Add a few props...

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Tea and Flowers for Mom

Posted by on May 2, 2018 in Art, Blog, May Themes, Mother’s Day | Comments Off on Tea and Flowers for Mom

Tea and Flowers for Mom

Tea and Flowers for Mom Going old school with these two cute Mothers Day gifts saved from years gone by. Your preschoolers can make tea and flowers for Mom. Little Tea Pot Originally the poem was mimeographed and glued inside the tea pot with a tea bag stapled inside. My little tea pot is very fragile some 30 years later! Cut these out so the handle is the fold.” Flower Basket   These flowers baskets are perfect for young toddlers to put together. Cut out enough for each in your care. You’ll need Have lots of flowers cut from magazines, seed...

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Preschool Winter Olympics

Posted by on Feb 19, 2018 in Art, Blog, February Themes, Olympics | Comments Off on Preschool Winter Olympics

Preschool Winter Olympics

The 2018 Winter Olympics are here! This is our Preschool Winter Olympics. Our preschoolers are having a great time competing and winning silver and gold medals. Let The Games Begin!      Our torch is just a paper towel tube covered in foil and stuffed with orange and yellow tissue paper.   Simplest art project ever! Five paper towel tubes in 5 plates of paint. Red, yellow, blue, black and green. Let the kids dip and print!   Pre cut the center of paper plates away, so you have just the outer ring left. Set up five stations where each kid...

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Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Is March 2nd

Posted by on Feb 19, 2018 in Authors, Blog, Dr. Seuss | Comments Off on Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Is March 2nd

Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Is March 2nd

Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Is March 2nd Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Is March 2nd but our celebration, goes on all week! Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Is March 2nd. Each year we add some new elements. Our preschoolers have fun and learn about rhyme, patterns, and just tons of other stuff! Things    We start the week before getting everyone’s handprints for a long strip of “Things”.    This was the early years before it dawned on me to make a long strip and only do each child’s hand print once. lol Cats’ Hats This week the children are introduced to...

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