As a teacher, have you ever been so overwhelmed by the beginning of the school year that you look back and wish you had done a few things differently? Better even? Well, that was me just a few years ago when I first was back in the classroom teaching preschool. I saved a bazillion pins over on Pinterest with all these fabulous ideas for everything
We live so close to the ocean, so all of the under the sea and ocean activities that I come across seem extra fun to plan for my preschoolers! I have put together the ultimate list of awesome ocean activities for preschool and kindergarten. You can easily add these to your science area, craft time, sensory bin, and fine motor play area. These ocean activities
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
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
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!
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
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