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Posted by on Jan 13, 2017 in Art, Blog, January Themes, Winter |

Polar Bears and Igloos

Polar Bears and Igloos

Polar Bears and Igloos

Polar Bears

Polar Bears & Igloos   This theme is called Polar Bears and Igloos. First print out a class supply of this bear. The children will paint over this, then remove it, creating negative space. Check out our polar bear and igloo display!

Polar Bears & Igloos  Next wet the finger paint paper. Don’t forget this important step.
Polar Bears & Igloos  Kids can do this part. We want the children to learn new art techniques. Teachers demonstrate and guide.

Polar Bears and Igloos  Lay the polar bear cut out on the wet paper. The bear cut out becomes flimsy when wet. Children might need some help with this step.

Finger Painting Over Polar Bear  Kids finger paint over the whole paper. Here’s the fun part!

Polar Bears & Igloos  Finally while the paint is still wet peal way the polar bear cutout. Children might need some help with this part too. Don’t throw away the bear cut outs, they look cool in your display too!


Polar Bears & Igloos  How will you display your polar bear negative space art? We added them as a back drop to an arctic play center. Tiny wooden penguin, plush baby seals, polar bears, and indigenous people all get a spot on the table thats been covered with white felt “snow”.  If you’re feeling really ambitious you can try putting together one of these igloos!


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Posted by on Jan 9, 2017 in Art, Blog, Books, January Themes, Math & Science, Winter |

Penguin Page

Penguin Page

Penguin Page

Everything here on the Penguin Page will be related to penguins. There’s art, flannel board stories, science activities, and links to cool penguin sites.

Tube Penguin

First lets look at paper towel tube penguins. We don’t use toilet paper tubes because of the yuck factor. Start by cutting paper towel tubes in half. The pattern is posted on the Printables! page

Penguin Page Tube Penguin   FREE pattern found on Printables!

Flannel Board Penguin Matching

Since preschoolers are captivated by flannel stories try this matching game. Make 2 sets for fun preschool matching games. Find a FREE pattern on Printables!

Penguin Page Flannel Matching

Penguin Belly Slides

Our school is lucky to have lots of gym equipment. So we set this up on Penguin day. If there’s a way, maybe a Little Tikes slide, that you can make this happen the preschoolers will love it!

Penguin Page Belly Slides

Heart Penguin

These little penguins have lots of heart! Free pattern on Printables! 

Penguin Page Heart Penguin

Paper Plate Penguin

Paint the back of the plates black, fold sides in, then top down. Now add the features. Too cute! Free pattern on Printables!

Penguin Page Paper Plate Penguin

Footprint Penguins

Another fun penguin activity. Take their shoes off and tickle their toes!

Penguin Page Footprint Penguins

Dictation Penguins

Dictate the children’s answers when you ask…”Where do you think these two are going?”

Penguin Page Dictate a Story

Science Penguins

Any realistic printed penguin picture will do. Penguins’ feathers don’t let water get to their skin. Rub black crayon hard onto the paper and spray with water. Talk about kid’s observations. After children color very hard with black crayon, spray the penguin with water. Talk about their observations.

Penguin Page How Penguins Stay Dry   Penguin Page

Live Penguin Camera

Penguin Books

Check out these fun books and author’s websites to help your preschool class learn all they can about penguins.

little penguins tale

nat geo book

In conclusion let me add that your study of penguins can last as long as the children are interested. We usually go for two weeks.

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Posted by on Aug 29, 2015 in 4th Of July, Art, Blog, Blog, July Themes |

Patriotic Preschoolers 💥🇺🇸💥

Patriotic Preschoolers 💥🇺🇸💥

The history of Independence Day is too much for most preschoolers. Instead we celebrate with flags, hats, parades, and glittery fireworks!

Parade Prep                                                                                           Star Flags                                                                     011 Star flags                                                  Patriotic Hats                                                                                                            Traditional News Paper Hat                                                            Fold hat as shown Parade Hat


Decorate and wear for your parade                                                                                            Yankee Doodle Dandy                                                                                          Add red or blue feather just for fun!                                                                   Materials Yankey Doodle                                                  Fireworks… GLITTERWORKS!                                      Glue String Art Glitterworks More glitter

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Posted by on Aug 28, 2015 in 4th Of July, Art, Blog, Blog, July Themes |

4th of July Fun!

4th of July Fun!

Independence Day is too big a concept for most preschoolers so we celebrate the fireworks, parades, and picnics.

Glue String Art image                                                  Tape about 6 inches of yarn to the end of craft sticks.                          Kids dip the yarn into glue and drag across their black paper.

Glitterworks image                                                  Now add the glitter! GLITTERWORKS!


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