Preschool Classroom Activities
Put several colors of food coloring into a container of ice cubes. When they are frozen, place two colorful ice cubes into a ziploc bag and give a bag to each child. Talk with your preschooler about mixing color combinations, and let your toddler enjoy the sensation of pushing the ice cube around the bag.
Run to the shape called. Fun inside game! Could do with sidewalk chalk outside as well. Try with #'s or letters.
Tot School ~ Letter L - 1+1+1=1
The Ultimate Guide to Hands On Toddler Activities - Some are not suitable for younger todlers because of small parts that can be put into mouth and pointed items as well but great for older todlersl. Lots of great ideas--just pick what would work best for your little ones Ultimate Guide, Toddlers Activities, Kids Stuff, Hands, Guide To, Kids Activities, Baby, Amazing Ideas, Toddler Activities
The Ultimate Guide to Hands On Toddler Activities - Brittany Estes
Authentic use of "calendar time" in early learning programs...this is a great example of a meaningful child led project that hits many of the goals of the NB curriculum framework. Calendar Time, Classroom Environment, Learning Environment, Buildings Community, Schools Stuff, Rethink Calendar, Buildings Block, Classroom Libraries, Schools Years
Rethinking calendar time
Juggling With Kids: Candy Corn Footprints
So simple for hours of fun and so much better than sand! What a fabulous idea for wintertime when we are stuck inside!!
Invitation to build with cardboard and tape- I can only imagine the fun things kids could create! Encouragement Creative, Buildings Crafts For Kids, Creative Plays With Toddlers, Kids Fun Activities, Invitations To Plays Preschool, Fun Things, Creative Preschool Activities, Birthday Gifts, Buildings Kids Activities
Invitation to build with cardboard and tape. Encourage creativity and independent thinking through open-ended play.
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Foam Dough = Shaving Cream + Corn Starch
Feed the Frog is a fun way to practice counting, sorting, and fine motor skills with pretend play! My little girl had a blast pretending she was in a pond, giving treats to her amiable amphibian friend.
Cuentagotas - Eyedropper
Pompom Tong Transfer, use the tongs (chopsticks) to place each pompom into a circle that is the same color as the pompom.
The Princess and the Tot: Preschool Workboxes 9/17-21
Q-tip Painting to practice writing letters...and numbers. I'd photocopy the Handwriting Without Tears book and their alphabet if that's the writing program used in your school district or whatever program they use if they use one in yours so you can directly connect the two to administration. Sight Words, Fine Motors, Q Tips Painting, Q Tips Prints, Rockabye Butterflies, Kindergarten, Motors Skills, Writing Letters, Prints Practice
Q-tip Painting to practice writing letters
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Making squishy fishy aquariums in preschool
Homemade elevator buttons for play and math learning. A fun way to teach about number recognition.
Sort and Count Maths Bottles - The Imagination Tree
Totally Tots: Number Punch~Simply Made
Fun for kids: fill plastic bottles with colored water for lawn bowling! Drop in a glow stick for 'night' lawn bowling!
Seashell Letter Match Sensory Bin with Coconut Cloud Dough Sand from And Next Comes L
I didn't have a full set of blocks so I couldn't use their template, but I made my own cards to fits the colors/sizes that I did have and it was a HUGE success with our pre-school co-op. My 4 yr old loved playing with them for days after that pre-school lesson and his friends that have come over to play loved it as well. Pattern Towers, Pattern Block, Preschool Pattern, Duplo Lego, Lego Duplo, Business Bags For Preschool, Quiet Time Activities, Lego Pattern, Business Bags Preschool
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Toothpick and Gumdrop Construction: Cost: $1 for the box of toothpicks and $1 for each boy a giant box of gumdrops SOO FUN!!! Definitely will do this again. Great for Cub Scouts - could use for constellations or for science molecules. Fun for FHE, too! Fun but my kids may eat all the gumdrops! Gumdrop Construction, Cub Scouts, Boys Scouts, Soo Fun, Kids Crafts, Simple Simon, Cubs Scouts, Science Fun, Giants Boxes
Toothpick and Gumdrop Construction: Cost: $1 for the box of toothpicks and $1 for each boy a giant box of gumdrops SOO FUN!!! Definitely will do this again. Great for Cub Scouts - could use for constellations or for science molecules. Fun for FHE, too!
Indoor Snow! "Fluffy Stuff" (2 boxes cornstarch and 1 can shaving cream; color if desired) -- moldable.
Play Create Explore: Summer Snowball Fight with Fluffy Stuff
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