Play & Wonder

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(Resources to accompany our guided field trip for Nursery School and Kindergarten) The educational value of play is immeasurable. Young children will naturally play in, and respond to, our developmentally appropriate galleries. Children and their chaperones are invited to experience the benefits of tactile, socio-dramatic and scientific play in three exhibits (TotSpot, Sandy Island, Sound Showers) and during our "Animal Adventures" workshop featuring live animals. Register:

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Soil & Rocks Lesson (with Activity & Science Experiment)! This science project is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school! Earth Science Activities, Science Activities For Kids, Preschool Lessons, Science Education, Stem Activities, Kindergarten Activities, Science Experiments, Science Ideas, Techno

Soil & Rocks Lesson (with Activity & Science Experiment)

Soil & Rocks Lesson (with Activity & Science Experiment)! This science project is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school!

This sand and water ocean sensory bin is a fun way for kids to play and learn about the ocean habitat this summer! It's the perfect activity to celebrate the release of Finding Dory! ocean Sand and Water Ocean Sensory Bin Summer Activities, Toddler Activities, Learning Activities, Water Activities, Sensory Activities For Autism, Kindergarten Activities, Outdoor Preschool Activities, Water Theme Preschool, Rainbow Fish Activities

Sand and Water Ocean Sensory Bin

This ocean sensory bin is such a fun way for kids to play and learn about the ocean this summer! My kids had a blast learning about the ocean habitat!

I think this is the most fun way to wrap up a kindergarten butterfly unit ever. “The students used their butterfly proboscis (straw) to sip nectar (apple juice) from a flower” This would be perfect to do when you return from releasing butterflies! Kindergarten Science, Science Classroom, Teaching Science, Science Activities, Panda Activities, Spring School, Pre School, Insect Crafts, E Mc2

Bugs on a Log

We finished up our butterfly/moth study this week with a little butterfly sipping experiment. The students used their butterfly proboscis (straw) to sip nectar (apple juice) from a flower. After we did this little experiment, the students had to come back and write what they learned about how butterflies eat: Here were some of our centers this week: Matching time to the hour and half hour. Unscramble the butterfly sentences: Sort butterfly nouns and verbs: Next week, we are learning about…

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Small Worlds in the Water Table

Summer isn't the only time kids can enjoy the water table. Here are some creative ideas for using your water table year round.

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Preschool: Community - Mrs. Plemons' Kindergarten

Our community theme is one of my favorites because there are so many fun things we can do. I could probably spend a month on this theme exploring lots of jobs, places and community helpers. Here were our plans for our community theme: And here are the details for each activity: Making Inferences: Madelynn loves […]

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Rainy Day Activities

Rainy day activities for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarten children include a variety of games, recipes, crafts and printables for teaching children. %%page%%

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4 Community Helper Early Childhood Activities!

Add to your community helper unit with these wonderful early childhood ideas featured by Jessi over at Getting Messy with Ms. Jessi! She features the following crafts and activities that are sure to...

Ocean science activities for kindergarten and preschool ocean theme and beach learning. Make ocean slime beach discovery bottles sand slime wave bottles measure shells grow crystal seashells and more summer kids science ideas. Kids Beach Activities, Preschool Science Activities, Shark Activities, Beach Games, Ocean Games, Preschool Ideas, Beach Fun, Preschool Crafts, Vocabulary Activities

Ocean Science Activities For Preschoolers and Beyond

Fun ocean science activities for preschoolers and beyond are a perfect way to spend time at the beach or prepare for a trip to the ocean! We have tons of fun ideas for when you are on the beach but also when you are home learning about the ocean. Use these ocean science activities with kids of all ages! Science activities are also a wonderful addition to a classroom under the sea theme. Simple preschool science activities encourage kids to learn about and explore the world around them…

Bug Centers and Activities - Pocket of Preschool - Bug themed activities and centers for preschool, and kindergarten (freebies too)! Perfect for sprin - # Preschool Science, Preschool Lessons, Preschool Learning, Preschool Crafts, Preschool Bug Theme, Summer Themes For Preschool, Learning Activities, Preschool Weekly Themes, Fall Preschool

Bug Centers and Activities - Pocket of Preschool

Bugs! Most little learners are fascinated with bugs even if they gross them out. Kids have fun watching and touching these tiny, fast-moving critters that fly or crawl. Capitalize on their fascination and do a bug theme in your classroom. I’m here to help you pack your lesson plans with FUN and fabulous buggy-themed activities...Read More

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10 Ways to Learn About Birds

Help your kids learn about birds with one of these fun nature activities. These ten ways to learn about birds are all hands-on and fun for kids of all ages.

Empathy & Compassion, Back to School Activity-Walking in Someone Else's Shoes: This activity focuses on COMPASSION & EMPATHY, a continuous, gentle reminder of how everyone needs to spend more time thinking and understanding others. Teaching Empathy, Teaching Kindness, Teaching Resources, Classroom Resources, Teaching Tools, Teaching Punctuation, Teaching Ideas, Classroom Ideas, Counseling Activities

Teaching Kindness, Empathy & Compassion - English, Oh My!

Are you looking for a lesson that teaches empathy, compassion and kindness? Check out this amazing activity to instill these traits.

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DIY: Weaving Loom Made from a Shoe Box!

I wanted to get Tila a weaving kit for a while now but anytime I asked her she never seemed too interested. And then a Sunday came when she wanted to do nothing else but weave! And this is how this idea to make a loom from a shoe box lighted up in my head! …

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Pete the Cat Sorting Shoes Math Activity

The popular children’s book, Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin, inspired us to get learning with our very own shoes! We gathered together all kinds of shoes from around the house and came up with tons of shoe sorting fun in this math activity for kids. Follow our Math for Kids Pinterest board! …

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Paper Sandals - 10 Minutes of Quality Time

Learn how to create paper sandals with the kids. Check out our video tutorial and free printable sheet.

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Dutch Wooden Shoe made from Paper - 30 Minute Crafts

When I told my mom that I was making Dutch-themed crafts for a crafting series, she told me about this paper wooden shoe she made in preschool when she was young. I loved it! I never had the chance to make these as a child, growing up mostly in the US, but I can see […]