Practicing number recognition and counting skills with preschoolers becomes even more fun when snacks are involved! Our free printable penguin counting mats are perfect for a busy bag at home or an independent learning center in the classroom. They fit into a bird or winter theme and are super duper cute! Feeding the penguin fish crackers is silly, fun, and ends with a yummy snack!
My preschoolers are obsessed with all of my trinkets. I can’t actually call them manipulatives because of all the different random items we use in my classroom as learning materials. I’m not sure if it’s the small size of these items that we use to count, build letters, pick up with squeezers, fill a sensory bin with, just play with, or if it’s the amount
Pumpkin pie screams fall! At our Thanksgiving feast at preschool, the kids all get an extremely kid-friendly version of Thanksgiving dinner and pumpkin pie (with whipped cream of course!). We’ve been talking and reading stories about all things pumpkins lately. I’ve got preschoolers who tell me they love pumpkin pie, who act like they have no idea what pumpkin pie is, and some who definitely
Who else has an obsession with mini erasers? It cannot just be me. Every time I’m in the dollar store or the Dollar Spot, I love looking through them all. There were a ton of options out for the fall season too! There are a million different learning ideas that they can be used for. A pumpkin pre-writing activity was perfect for all of the
Learning about the people around our community who help us is always fun with preschoolers. But what my preschoolers love the most are the vehicles that the community helpers get to ride around in. I don’t know if it’s the wheels, the sirens that some of them have, or just the fact that cars and trucks are so cool to little kids, but they are always a
One of my absolute favorite themes that we focus on during the school year in preschool is the farm! My preschoolers love animals of all kinds, but all the songs, sensory activities, adorable crafts, and fun books make learning about a farm and the animals that live there such an engaging topic. There are lots of farm printable activities out there, but I thought adding in
Back to school is one of my favorite times of the year! With all of the excitement of meeting new students, teaching routines and procedures, and starting a brand new school year comes complete (yet exciting) exhaustion. So back to school not only means a lot of fun, but also includes a lot of coffee! To end my first week back with my preschoolers, I
Working towards correctly forming letters takes practice and patience. It’s not a skill that’s learned overnight, so making it fun is important. Instead of just using worksheets to practice writing letters over and over again, writing activities like our tracing letters printable apple cards can help keep young learners engaged. These writing practice cards fit perfectly into any apple theme! Tracing Letters Printable Apple Cards
Are you a fan of super fun learning activities, even if there is a little bit of a messy side to them? I’m not usually one to shy away from getting messy with my preschoolers. In fact, the most loved (and most remembered) activities in my classroom tend to be hands-on and messy! These cute little pigs that are in desperate need of a bath will
Creating learning activities for preschoolers does not have to take much time or energy! Keeping things simple is where it’s at! As I begin prepping my preschool classroom for the beginning of the school year, I have been collecting supplies that can be used multiple times throughout the school year. When I came across the cutest mini clothespins recently, I immediately thought of apple stems!