It’s summer break and I think my kids ask me for ice cream every day. Every day. Do you have this problem? We’re not all about the sweet treats in our house, but I may be partially to blame because we are ice cream obsessed with all of our activities lately! Instead of eating the ice cream, we’ve been learning and playing. Our Ice Cream and
It’s not always easy to come up with alphabet activities for younger kids who have no prior letter knowledge. Exposing preschoolers to letters of the alphabet without the stress of a correct answer or desired outcome is a fun way to begin learning the alphabet. Our dinosaur egg alphabet match can be set up for young children to play different ways to fit their individual
Sensory bottles can be used in so many different ways! One of my favorite ways to use sensory bottles in my preschool classroom is for discovery (like our 5 Little Pumpkins bottle) which leads to learning. Making this rainbow alphabet sensory bottle took no time, and can be used in to fit the needs of your child or classroom. Check out my tips below which
As young children begin to identify letters, practice making letter sounds, and using those sounds to come up with initial letters in words, they are building many pre-reading skills. Simple ideas, like this identify and stamp activity, can help strengthen these skills in a fun way! Affiliate links included in this post. Getting Ready to Stamp Beginning Sounds Prepping this activity take just minutes!
Sunshine! I’m so ready for warmer weather to get here. The whole time I was working on this set of sunshine themed set of alphabet letter matching clip cards, the lyrics to “Mr. Golden Sun” were running through my head. Preschoolers can welcome the arrival of spring while practicing matching upper case letters and letter recognition with our Sunshine Alphabet Practice Letter Matching Clip Cards.
We’ve reached the second half of the school year now, and my preschoolers can all recognize their names. Each morning, they find their name tags, hang them up, and sign in on our dry erase board. Now that they’ve mastered recognizing their names in print (and even spelling them verbally!), we’ll be working on recognizing the individual letters in their names. I’m not a fan
In my preschool classroom, we have our favorite Christmas books that we have been reading over and over again. Some are based on the traditional meaning of Christmas and some are just for modern day fun. All are well loved. And I just love watching my preschoolers read their own versions of the stories to each other! Our plastic egg baby Jesus ornament was inspired
Gobble! Gobble! It’s the time during the school year when my preschoolers are starting to really recognize their names. Each morning when they come into the classroom, they hang their name up and sign in. Now that they are recognizing their names, it’s time to begin practicing spelling and recognizing the letters in their names. This cute turkey craft can double as a busy bag
I am huge fan of learning without worksheets. There are so many ways that young children, especially preschoolers, can learn essential skills without worksheets and flash cards. Our Dinosaur Letter Tracing for preschoolers busy bag is a great example of this! Practice letter formation, letter recognition, and even letter sounds without lifting a pencil. Young children will stay engaged during this playful activity and you may
Sensory bottles can be used in so many different ways with toddlers and preschoolers! In my classroom, sensory bottles are used for calming down, exploring, science, literacy, math, and as an extension to what we are learning about! Our 5 Little Pumpkins sensory bottle goes perfectly with the fall theme and the classic children’s poem that we learn each year. This sensory bottle is super