Busy bags, quiet time games, and learning center activities are a fun way for preschoolers and kindergarteners to learn while having fun! My preschoolers have played a lot of alphabet games recently, and some are ready for more of a challenge. Instead of identifying letters or matching upper and lower case letters, The Initial Sound Egg Alphabet Matching Game works on phonics skills too!
Dr. Seuss’ birthday is a great excuse for some extra fun learning games! Preschoolers love to learn through play and when there is rhyming involved, it’s even more inviting! After reading One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, I set up a color game for my preschoolers to play. Different colored fish were hidden around our classroom. Each child got a turn to find
My preschoolers love to show off their skills lately, so they were more than eager to practice writing on our new Rainbow Writing windows! This new activity was easy to set up in just a few minutes with supplies we already had in the classroom. The kids practiced writing letters, writing their names, and drawing each other. The activity ended up being the most popular
The 3 year-olds cannot get enough of themed dramatic play in preschool. Recently, our kitchen area was transformed into an ABC Market. The regular pretend food was removed and ABC magnet letters were added. And TA DA – the fun began! The simple change brought the fun and learning to a whole new level. The preschoolers then spent lots of time cooking letters and serving
In my classroom the preschoolers hear, “Pinch your pencil please!” a lot. We’re working on pinching our markers, crayons, pencils, and pens to promote the correct handwriting position as their fine motor skills strengthen. A fun way to encourage the little ones to hold their pencils correctly while practicing handwriting and the letters in their names, was to add mittens to the activity! My preschoolers
It’s almost February, the month of love, friendship, and hearts in preschool! This activity was not only fun, it was a way to quickly assess each student with alphabet and name recognition. The preschoolers were given a white piece of cardstock and told to paint the whole entire paper. As the hearts and letters began appearing, they were so excited! When the name completely appeared,
As soon as we are back to school the first week of January, mid-year assessments begin! I’m theming out my classroom with hot chocolate and winter fun for the month. We’ll be using Growing a Jeweled Rose’s Hot Chocolate Sensory Bin, homemade sparkle snowy play dough, and making snowball soup! I’m also theming our learning centers and some of my assessment tools. Post includes affiliate