We are loving everything about spring at preschool right now! There are so many stories, finger plays, and songs about caterpillars and butterflies that my preschoolers are having so much fun learning about them! To add to our themed learning centers this month, I created a Colorful Caterpillar Alphabet Sticky Wall for the classroom. It was an instant hit and my preschoolers are doing a
Independent learning activities are always a hit in my preschool class! We have been working on counting different kinds of things (besides just the numbers on the calendar) like frog jumps, egg shakes, bunny hops, ball bounces, and more! Each time, we use the same method. The kids have learned to point and count (or hop and count…shake and count…etc) so that the counting is
I put together this sensory tray full of chicken eggs and Easter basket grass with the help of my preschoolers. Before we could even start setting up the tray though, the grass (which we were calling hay) needed a haircut! When you take the grass out of the bag, it seems like one long piece all wrapped up and is almost impossible to really separate.
My preschoolers have had a blast shaking eggs to Laurie Berkner’s, I Know a Chicken, song! Our egg shakers are simple to make – plastic eggs filled with rice (beans, pebbles, beads) and taped or glued together. Ta Da! Super simple, super fun egg shakers. Because the kids cannot get enough of this song, I came up with a new way to shake some eggs
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!
Sensory play with cotton balls! If there is one area of the classroom that my preschoolers visit the most, it would be our sensory table activities! Because of this, I like to change the theme and materials in our sensory bins often. Spring and Easter are just around the corner, so this is the perfect time of year to introduce my preschoolers to our Bunny
Preschoolers love to explore with play dough! Play dough is a great tool for preschoolers to strengthen fine motor muscles in their little hands while learning and playing. Themed play dough centers are a big hit in my classroom because they allow the kids to work independently. Spring is just around the corner so flowers will be blooming soon! Print the spring flower play dough
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
My preschoolers like nothing better than to stick their little fingers into rice. There is something so soothing about it, that our rice bins get a lot of love! We have been learning about the letter Rr and rainbows, so our rainbow rice was the perfect addition to our learning. Making colored rice is as simple as making colored noodles, but may take a few