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
Sensory bags are a great way for young children to explore, discover, and expand their sense of touch without getting messy like other forms of sensory play! The textures, colors, and items inside the bags make them an inviting way to engage toddlers and preschoolers. Our Ocean Name Recognition Sensory Bag is full of letter fish swimming around and will help little learners explore while
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,
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.
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
Keeping kids engaged with learning activities over the summer months doesn’t have to be stressful! It’s easy to keep the learning going while school’s out with simple games. Using printable busy bag learning games like our free Alphabet Match Sunglasses are perfect for down times throughout the day. Avoid the summer slide and keep it fun! Free Alphabet Match Sunglasses Game Included in this printable activity
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
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.