What’s a pirate’s favorite letter? Rr, of course! Although I am guessing it would be pronounced with more of a swashbuckling, “Arr!” My pirate joke is a hit with my preschoolers when they cannot remember the letter Rr. It’s also the perfect reason to create our pirate alphabet play dough mats. Practicing letter formation with uppercase and lowercase letters while playing with play dough strengthens alphabet and fine
Reality hits tomorrow. Spring break is officially over for us, so it’s back to making school lunches, homework, and stricter bedtimes in my house. We all know how that feels to have to get back into the daily grind, when all you want to do is stay in your pajamas all day. Teaching preschoolers adds another dimension to coming back after a break. Some are
Printable activities can be life savers! When you desperately need a few minutes to fold the laundry, make a grocery list, or even just sit and enjoy a cup of coffee while it’s still hot, low prep activities are the way to go. Keeping your kids busy and engaged while having fun learning is always a plus! Our butterfly alphabet puzzles are perfect to use
Super simple activities have a special place in my heart! I’m not one to spend hours prepping an activity that could be a total bust with my preschoolers. This is why I love printable activities like clip cards so much. Our robot color matching clip cards work on color matching and recognition skills, but only take minutes to prep and can be used over and
Every year I wish that Valentine’s Day was at the end of February instead of right smack in the middle. I love all things Valentine’s Day and could plan new activities all about hearts and love for an entire month in my preschool classroom! One of my favorite part of Valentine’s Day in preschool is when the kids hand out Valentines to each other. We
Winter has arrived! It isn’t exactly freezing where we are, but we are always looking for new winter themed activities to try. So whether you need an excuse to stay inside and play where it’s not freezing cold, or are still using your AC, you must try our snowy day alphabet writing tray. It’s the perfect low prep, hands-on learning activity to practice letter formation.
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
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