The spotlight was on Eric Carle this week in preschool, as we continued the month’s theme of “Celebrating Our Favorite Authors”. Mary Poppins and I both love his books, so choosing him as a favorite author was easy! Here are some fun Eric Carle activities for preschoolers!
This afternoon, Engineer, Captain America, Frat Boy, and I headed over to the preschool. Not (just) to play, as you might think, but to help out with mulching!
Each month, I like to have my students make a piece of hand print art. At the end of the school year, Mary Poppins and I use their hand prints as part of their “preschool portfolio“. In the past, I’ve done shamrock hand prints, leprechaun hand prints, and bunny hand prints. This year, I wantedKeep Reading
Related: St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Preschool My preschool students made super easy leprechaun traps in the building center this week! The building center is open every day, usually with one focus per week. Mary Poppins and I set the Legos on our circle time rug and suggested the kiddos try to build leprechaun trapsKeep Reading
Children just love bead and pipe cleaners! Set those two items out, and watch the kiddos go at it. In addition to creativity, beading allows children to work on their fine motor skills. Math can even come into the equation through patterns, colors, and counting. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, here’s a fun beadingKeep Reading
Last week, we were finishing up a mini-unit about America in preschool. As part of this mini-unit, we discussed Americans in the armed forces. Now, I must tell you I’m a little biased about this topic, as most of my family is retired or active duty military. My father is a retired Marine, making meKeep Reading
Yesterday, Engineer and I had a mud snow day. All of the schools were closed because of sleet, slush, and snow. Snoopy and Little Hurricane came over for part of the day, and we were looking forward to playing out in the little bit of snow on the ground.
For morning choices today, I put out a few random materials for the students. I had recently cleaned out part of our closet at work and discovered extra golf tees (leftover from Holey Pumpkins) and fancy toothpicks (leftover from potato turkeys). I remembered how much fun the kiddos had with both of those activities, soKeep Reading
As part of our mini-unit about America, we had a very basic craft at the free art center. Mary Poppins and I placed strips of red and white construction paper out on the table, along with blue rectangles, star stickers, and glue. This American flag craft gave the children the chance to recreate the AmericanKeep Reading
Being a Marine Corps “brat” (my dad’s retired), it’s no surprise that I love including a preschool patriotic theme in my annual planning! I don’t do a full theme every year, but I like to incorporate some of the ideas at relevant times. Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, and Veterans Day are perfect examples. These activitiesKeep Reading