Did you know that a sea star is technically not a fish? This is where the confusion comes from when referring to a sea star and not calling it a starfish. I will admit that I need to be better about calling a sea star the correct name most of the time! No matter what you call it though, our Frozen Sea Star Simple Science
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
If you have a little one who has a favorite book, you know what it’s like to read the same book over and over and over again! When my preschoolers are loving a new book, we could read it 2-3 times in a morning. Recently, we have been reading Eric Carle’s, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and we are all slightly obsessed. Between the repetitive text,
Are you looking for a way to work on colors with your preschooler? Or maybe you need a quick activity for your kindergartener to use to better understand color words. Either way, our printable color matching fish puzzles are the perfect activity for you! They can be used in the classroom or at home as a fun busy bag and take almost no time to
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
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