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
Let the kids lead in this creative invitation to make Lego leprechaun traps in March. It’s the perfect addition to your St. Patrick’s Day activities for preschool. Related: Simple LEGO Sensory Bottle Kids Can Make Invite the preschoolers to make their very own leprechaun traps using a favorite preschool toy . . . Lego bricks!Keep 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
We’re finishing up our mini-unit about America this week. For our building center, Mary Poppins and I had the children use blocks to build their own versions of real structures. Mary Poppins used Google Images to print out real photos of the White House, the Capital Building, the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, and theKeep Reading