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October
Impressionism
Telling time activities
Hibernation
December
November
Degas
On the Farm Jul. 28-3
Transportation Jul. 14-20
Water Jul. 21-27
Senses Jul. 7-13
Construction Jun. 30-5
Camping Jun. 23-29
Summer Jun. 16-22
Bubbles Jun. 9-15
Exercise Jun. 2-8
Ocean May 26-1
All About Me May 19-25
Animals May 12-18
Bugs May 5-11
Weather Apr. 28-4
Planet Earth Apr. 21-27
Gardening Apr. 14-20
Clothing Apr. 7-13
Dinosaurs Mar. 31-6
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October

These Coffee Filter Bats are so cute! Planning some fun Halloween crafts for kids? Then you'll want to add this bat craft to your plans. They are easy to make at home or at school. Perfect for preschool and kindergarten but children of all ages will enjoy creating their own clothespin bat. Love that you can find the craft supplies at the Dollar Store or wherever you shop. #Halloween #preschool #crafts #Halloweencrafts #kids #coffeefilters #craftsforkids

Coffee Filter Bats Halloween Craft for Kids

These Coffee Filter Bats are so cute! Planning some fun Halloween crafts for kids? Then you'll want to add this bat craft to your plans. They are easy to make at home or at school. Perfect for preschool and kindergarten but children of all ages will enjoy creating their own clothespin bat. Love that you can find the craft supplies at the Dollar Store or wherever you shop. #Halloween #preschool #crafts #Halloweencrafts #kids #coffeefilters #craftsforkids

No web link but cut out bat shapes, stick to black paper then paint with oranges and yellows. Then remove the cutout shape leaving the black bat image behind

No web link but cut out bat shapes, stick to black paper then paint with oranges and yellows. Then remove the cutout shape leaving the black bat image behind

Thumbprint Pumpkin Patch Art Project #Halloween craft for kids! #Fall…

Thumbprint Pumpkin Patch Craft for Kids - Crafty Morning

Thumbprint Pumpkin Patch Art Project #Halloween craft for kids! #Fall…

Red Leaf Yellow Leaf – Fall Yarn Tree

Fall Yarn Tree – Red Leaf Yellow Leaf

Red Leaf Yellow Leaf – Fall Yarn Tree

Fall leaf rubbings are an adorable classic activity that incorporates lots of fine motor skills practice. Great for tot school, preschool, or even kindergarten!

Preschool: Fall - Mrs. Plemons' Kindergarten

I LOVE fall and all of the fun events that come with it. Wait it is fall right? I mean it is still in the high 70s here which is crazy for the beginning of October in Wisconsin, but I will take it while I can because winter will be here before we know it. […]

A fun week of Leaf Activities for Preschoolers featuring the picture book We're Going on a Leaf Hunt. Get creative, have fun, read, play and learn with this activity plan you can do at home or in your setting.

Leaf Week for Preschoolers Featuring We're Going on a Leaf Hunt

Leaf week plan featuring the book We're Going on a Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger for preschoolers. Create, play and learn with simple hands-on activities.

An Autumn/ Fall fingerprint counting activity for kids. Download our free falling leaf printable to help preschoolers work on counting skills and number recognition.

Falling Leaf Fingerprint Counting

An Autumn/ Fall tree fingerprint counting activity for kids. Download our free leaf counting printable to help preschoolers work on counting skills and number recognition.

Toddler Boredom Busters: Letter A - Apple Prints

Letter A - Apple Prints

You need: Apples, Paint, Paper, Knife, Markers and a fork. Slice the apple, I did in half then in quarters. Then we identified the parts of the apple. I did quarters so we would have more stamping to do. We then did green, and had a taste. Then we did it again on the letter A, adding the parts seeds and stems.

This letter matching apple tree is a fun way for kids to learn letters this fall. The included printable alphabet tree makes it super easy to set up.

Letter Matching Apple Tree Activity with Printable

This letter matching apple tree is a fun way for kids to learn letters this fall. The included printable alphabet tree makes it super easy to set up.

This apple tree alphabet game is a great way to practice letter identification while developing fine motor skills. It is perfect for a preschool apple theme! #preschool #letteractivities #letterrecognition #kindergarten

Apple Tree Alphabet Game

This apple tree alphabet game is a great way to practice letter identification while developing fine motor skills. It is perfect for a preschool apple theme! #preschool #letteractivities #letterrecognition #kindergarten

Impressionism

A paper plate pond and water lilies craft for toddlers and preschoolers. Explore famous artists with kids. Claude Monet inspired water lilies.

Claude Monet inspired Water Lilies Art for Kids

Claude Monet inspired art work for kids. A simple paper plate and cupcake liner craft for toddlers or preschoolers exploring famous artists. Perfect for a Summer or pond project.

Use the cut paper technique to make beautiful suncatchers with this fun Matisse craft for kids. It will look beautiful on your windows!

Matisse Craft for Kids: Cut Paper Suncatchers - Creative Family Fun

Use the cut paper technique to make beautiful suncatchers with this fun Matisse craft for kids. It will look beautiful on your windows!

Matisse Inspired Creative Water Play

Matisse Inspired Creative Water Play - Kids STEAM Lab

Be inspired by Henri Matisse and put a creative twist on water play. Encourage creative thinking and problem solving for your child with a unique sensory play activity. Your young learner will discover how to “draw with scissors” while playing in the water and creating floating works of art. Water play is a type of sensory play that is an important part …

Art History for Preschool continues this week. Today features a Monet Water Lilies-inspired Sensory Bin!

Monet Water Lilies Sensory Bin

At the beginning of the summer, my friend Clarissa at Munchkins and Moms shared this awesome Starry Night-Inspired Sensory Bin she made for her boys. As soon as I started brainstorming for our Art History for Preschool series, I knew I wanted to do one of our own. When researching…

4 fun and easy activities that serve as a great introduction to Monet for kids #art #kidsactivities #lessonplans

Claude Monet Activities For Kids

Easy and Fun Claude Monet activities for kids all of ages. Introduce kids not only to a single great artist, but the entire idea of impressionism, which was the foundation for several great artistic movements to come!

Give preschoolers a chance to explore the famous Starry Night painting with this hands-on sensory bin!

Starry Night Inspired Sensory Bin - Munchkins and Moms

Give preschoolers a chance to explore the famous Starry Night painting with this hands-on sensory bin!

Learn how to make Starry Night art with this fun and fascinating melted crayon art process. It's a great Van Gogh art project for kids of all ages. #HappyHooligans #StarryNight #VanGogh #MeltedCrayons #ArtForKids #PreschoolArt #ArtProjects #KidsArt #CrayonArt #ArtIdeasForKids

We put our broken crayon shavings in the oven... the results were stunning!

Learn how to make Starry Night art with this fun and fascinating melted crayon art process. It's a great Van Gogh art project for kids of all ages. #HappyHooligans #StarryNight #VanGogh #MeltedCrayons #ArtForKids #PreschoolArt #ArtProjects #KidsArt #CrayonArt #ArtIdeasForKids

A safe place to play and learn. As educators we know children learn best through a play based approach. Check out these pins to expand of those provocations. www.gtfrc.org

How to Make Coffee Filter Dancers

A safe place to play and learn. As educators we know children learn best through a play based approach. Check out these pins to expand of those provocations. www.gtfrc.org

Preschool Crafts for Kids*: Paper Plate Snail Craft

Paper Plate Snail Craft

Here's a cute snail craft made from a paper plate that's easy to make. Materials: paper plate colorful tissue paper squares const...

Henri Matisse cutouts art project for children :: The Snail art project for kids

Henri Matisse The Snail Cutouts art project for children

Henri Matisse art project for children, Matisse The Snail art lesson for children, Matisse Cutouts art projects for children.

Van Gogh Inspired Starry Night #sensorybottles

Van Gogh Inspired Starry Night Sensory Bottle

Van Gogh Inspired Starry Night #sensorybottles

Telling time activities

26 Telling Time Games and Activities - so many fun hands on activities, telling time games, free clock worksheets and more for kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade (math, homeschool, math centers)

26 Telling Time Activities & Games

26 Telling Time Games and Activities - so many fun hands on activities, telling time games, free clock worksheets and more for kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade (math, homeschool, math centers)

Fun telling time to the hour worksheets for preschool and kindergarten - telling time activities printables. #kindergarten #math #preschool #planesandballoons

Telling time to the hour worksheets - Planes & Balloons | Let's make learning fun!

Telling time worksheets PDF set for teaching children to tell time to the hour. Free printable worksheets for kindergarten.

This free telling time worksheet is great for kindergartners, 1st graders, and 2nd graders. The printable worksheet includes a clock face, an hour and minute hand, and hours 1-12 that can be cut out...

Printable "Build a Clock" Telling Time Activity!

This telling time worksheet is great for kindergartners, 1st graders, and 2nd graders. The printable worksheet includes a clock face, an hour and minute hand, and hours 1-12 that can be cut out and pasted into the correct positions on the clock. The hour and minute hands can be fastened to the middle of the clock using a brass fastener, making this time telling worksheet versatile and perfect for a variety of telling time activities. Build a Clock Answer Key

Hibernation

Animal Hibernation read aloud suggestions. Great for kindergarten and first grade.

Hibernating Animals Lesson Plans

Animal Hibernation read aloud suggestions. Great for kindergarten and first grade.

Create a Hibernating Bear Den || #artsandcrafts #craftsforkids #science #scienceforkids #kindergarten #preschool #earlychildhood #maker #cardboardcrafts #recycledcrafts #winter #educationdotcom

Create a Hibernating Bear Den | Activity | Education.com

Create a Hibernating Bear Den || #artsandcrafts #craftsforkids #science #scienceforkids #kindergarten #preschool #earlychildhood #maker #cardboardcrafts #recycledcrafts #winter #educationdotcom

Share the fun hibernation crafts and activities in this hibernation unit study with the kids this winter! #homeschool

Fun Activities about Hibernation for Kids!

Share the fun hibernation crafts and activities in this hibernation unit study with the kids this winter! #homeschool

We use lots of hands-on activities while teaching our 2 year olds about animals that hibernate. A cave they can actually crawl into, caves they can build with arch blocks, bears and loose parts in the sensory bin. It creates a very meaningful environment that they love! #winter #hibernation #bears #themes #toddlers #toddlerclassroom #dramaticplay #toddleractivities #AGE2 #teaching2and3yearolds

Toddler Hibernation Activities

We use lots of hands-on activities while teaching our 2 year olds about animals that hibernate. A cave they can actually crawl into, caves they can build with arch blocks, bears and loose parts in the sensory bin. It creates a very meaningful environment that they love! #winter #hibernation #bears #themes #toddlers #toddlerclassroom #dramaticplay #toddleractivities #AGE2 #teaching2and3yearolds

December

Snowflake winter craft activity for kids. This winter process art activity is a great way to develop fine motor skills and creativity!

Winter Craft Activity for Kids: Decorate a Snowflake

Snowflake winter craft activity for kids. This winter process art activity is a great way to develop fine motor skills and creativity!

This puffy paint snow globe craft for kids is a fun and simple activity for kids to do this winter. Perfect for doing at home or at school. #simpleeverydaymom #wintercrafts #kidscrafts #kidsandparenting #toddlers #preschoolers #kindergarten #elementary

A Winter Themed Puffy Paint Snowglobe Craft For Kids

This puffy paint snow globe craft for kids is a fun and simple activity for kids to do this winter. Perfect for doing at home or at school. #simpleeverydaymom #wintercrafts #kidscrafts #kidsandparenting #toddlers #preschoolers #kindergarten #elementary

November

Indian Corn Craft and Five Kernels of Corn Legend

Indian Corn Craft and Five Kernels of Corn Legend

Discuss how the Native Americans helped the pilgrims by reading the Five Kernels of Corn Legend and making this simple decorative Indian corn craft.

Handprint Acorn Art Project #Fall craft for kids - This was our attempt which still turned out cute even though she wouldn't put her fingers together!

Handprint Acorn Craft for Kids to Make - Crafty Morning

Handprint Acorn Art Project #Fall craft for kids - This was our attempt which still turned out cute even though she wouldn't put her fingers together!

Degas

These coffee filter dancers are SO PRETTY! And all you need are markers, coffee filters and pipe cleaners. This is such a great coffee filter craft and a super fun craft for kids - I love crafts that the kids can play with when they're done! Kids love colouring the coffee filters and then watching the science magic that happens when the colours bleed together. I can't believe you can make something so beautiful from coffee filters!

How to Make Coffee Filter Dancers

These coffee filter dancers are SO PRETTY! And all you need are markers, coffee filters and pipe cleaners. This is such a great coffee filter craft and a super fun craft for kids - I love crafts that the kids can play with when they're done! Kids love colouring the coffee filters and then watching the science magic that happens when the colours bleed together. I can't believe you can make something so beautiful from coffee filters!

On the Farm Jul. 28-3

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Transportation Jul. 14-20

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OMG LoVe it!!!! 😃🤣

Water Jul. 21-27

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Senses Jul. 7-13

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Construction Jun. 30-5

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Camping Jun. 23-29

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Summer Jun. 16-22

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Bubbles Jun. 9-15

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Exercise Jun. 2-8

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Ocean May 26-1

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All About Me May 19-25

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Animals May 12-18

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Bugs May 5-11

Explore Bugs with this Bug Fossils Play Dough Invitation. Includes play ideas and book pairings.

Bug Fossils | A Play Dough Invitation - Plain Vanilla Mom

Explore Bugs with this Bug Fossils Play Dough Invitation. Includes play ideas and book pairings.

Weather Apr. 28-4

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Planet Earth Apr. 21-27

20+ Nature Crafts for Kids

20+ Nature Crafts for Kids to Make » Homemade Heather

20+ Nature Crafts for Kids

Go big, go bold, go outdoors and create some beautiful flower printing garden art.

Flower printing garden art

Go big, go bold, go outdoors and create some beautiful flower printing garden art.

Plaster and plaster of paris crafts for kids and for adults to make. Plaster project ideas for making beads, jewelry, hand prints, roses, decorator items. Ideas for craft show items to make and sell.

41 Unique Crafts Using Plaster of Paris

Use these plaster project ideas to make beads, jewelry, handprints, roses, and decorator items.

Looking for a nature craft for Earth Day Projects? This Clay Impressions Craft is Easy and Beautiful! mybrightideasblog.com

Nature Craft - Perfect for Earth Day Activity - Clay Imprints with Plants and Flowers - My Bright Ideas

Looking for a natural easy kids craft for earth day? All you need is a few plants or flowers and some clay. Roll the imprint of the spring flowers into the clay for a beautiful impression. This is a project you will want to try!

Gardening Apr. 14-20

Sorting parts of a flower- a great hands-on preschool lesson and a sensory rich experience!

Sorting Parts of a Flower - Munchkins and Moms

Help preschoolers identify parts of a flower with this hands-on lesson! This sensory-rich lesson also has options to extend learning with other activities!

Stamping with flowers-preschool craft

Stamping with flowers-preschool craft

This was such a fun project from beginning to end. The end result turned out really pretty as well. My 3 year old thought the extra flowers needed to stay on her picture. Start by picking some flowers. Around here there are not a lot of flowers yet but lucky for us (and unfortunate for my husband) the orchard behind us provides our yard with a lot of dandelions early spring. We ran out and picked a few before they were all sprayed. We even found some little purple ones. I'm sure this would…

DIY Clay Plant Fossils - Kay Haupt

DIY Clay Plant Fossils - Kay Haupt

Hello! How is your summer going? We've been starting to welcome in the hot dog days of summer around here, the kind where you can...

A hands on flower themed measurement printable for preschoolers. This is fantastic for math centers or small group work in the Spring for preschoolers. Free spring theme printable for preschoolers. Teach measurement in preschool with free printable flower height measurement cards. Perfect for gardening theme, flowers theme, or insect theme.

A Flower Themed Measurement Printable For Preschoolers

A hands on flower themed measurement printable for preschoolers. This is fantastic for math centers or small group work in the Spring for preschoolers. Free spring theme printable for preschoolers. Teach measurement in preschool with free printable flower height measurement cards. Perfect for gardening theme, flowers theme, or insect theme.

Clothing Apr. 7-13

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Dinosaurs Mar. 31-6

Easy to make dinosaur fossil cookies. Just use Schleich dino figurines!

Dinosaurs & Fossil Fun

I've been adding to the boys toy dinosaur collection all week, and slowly bringing them out. I was warming them up to our official Dino Day. You can't go wrong with Dinosaurs. They are cool. They are...

Dinosaur Unit 3 with FREE Printables

Dinosaur Unit 3 with FREE Printables

This post contains affiliate links. Sunshine is blessed to have two older brothers, both of whom LOVE dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures. It's only natural that she enjoys them too, especially as she's been given quite the education from Dinomite and Bulldozer. This week she's had an entire unit study of dinosaur activities all to herself. She was beyond thrilled. Here's what's on her shelves. Language: Dinosaur Themed Nomenclature Cards Sunshine has officially been introduced to…

Digging for Dinosaur Bones Maths Game

Digging for Dinosaur Bones Maths Game - The Imagination Tree

Create some DIY dinosaur bones for using in sensory play activities and learning about maths at the same time! Lots of different ways to play and learn!

Dinosaur Unit for Tots w/ Free Printables

Dinosaur Unit for Tots w/ Free Printables

This post may contain affiliate links. Sunshine's dinosaur tot activities are on the shelves for this week. You'll notice some are quite different than in the past, as I'm trying to learn her preferences and test out new ideas. Letters: D is for Dinosaur Sunshine will attempt to use the dot marker to place dots in the circles provided. I have made them a little larger, as she struggles with accuracy. Source: I created this this printable as part of the Dinosaur Unit for Tots Printable Pack…

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Post Office Dramatic Play Area - Little Lifelong Learners

Ideas for setting up a Post Office dramatic play area at home or in your classroom. Printables for early childhood play-based learning.

Snowflake winter craft activity for kids. This winter process art activity is a great way to develop fine motor skills and creativity!

Winter Craft Activity for Kids: Decorate a Snowflake

Snowflake winter craft activity for kids. This winter process art activity is a great way to develop fine motor skills and creativity!

Free Printable Sight Word Cards - Intentional Homeschooling

Free Printable Sight Word Cards - Intentional Homeschooling

Teaching my son to read has been an completely different experience than teaching my daughter. It is so much less frustrating in some ways and more

Free Dolch Primer Sight Word Wall Cards - Words sorting by letter on the wall cards. All 52 words inclucded - 3Dinosaurs.com

Free Dolch Primer Sight Word Wall Cards

Free Dolch Primer Sight Word Wall Cards - Words sorting by letter on the wall cards. All 52 words inclucded - 3Dinosaurs.com

26 Telling Time Games and Activities - so many fun hands on activities, telling time games, free clock worksheets and more for kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade (math, homeschool, math centers)

26 Telling Time Activities & Games

26 Telling Time Games and Activities - so many fun hands on activities, telling time games, free clock worksheets and more for kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade (math, homeschool, math centers)

Fun telling time to the hour worksheets for preschool and kindergarten - telling time activities printables. #kindergarten #math #preschool #planesandballoons

Telling time to the hour worksheets - Planes & Balloons | Let's make learning fun!

Telling time worksheets PDF set for teaching children to tell time to the hour. Free printable worksheets for kindergarten.

This free telling time worksheet is great for kindergartners, 1st graders, and 2nd graders. The printable worksheet includes a clock face, an hour and minute hand, and hours 1-12 that can be cut out...

Printable "Build a Clock" Telling Time Activity!

This telling time worksheet is great for kindergartners, 1st graders, and 2nd graders. The printable worksheet includes a clock face, an hour and minute hand, and hours 1-12 that can be cut out and pasted into the correct positions on the clock. The hour and minute hands can be fastened to the middle of the clock using a brass fastener, making this time telling worksheet versatile and perfect for a variety of telling time activities. Build a Clock Answer Key

Anne Taintor Magnet, "homeschooling" – ShopAtArtworks.com

Anne Taintor Magnet,

Anne Taintor Magnet, "homeschooling" – ShopAtArtworks.com

Animal Hibernation read aloud suggestions. Great for kindergarten and first grade.

Hibernating Animals Lesson Plans

Animal Hibernation read aloud suggestions. Great for kindergarten and first grade.

Create a Hibernating Bear Den || #artsandcrafts #craftsforkids #science #scienceforkids #kindergarten #preschool #earlychildhood #maker #cardboardcrafts #recycledcrafts #winter #educationdotcom

Create a Hibernating Bear Den | Activity | Education.com

Create a Hibernating Bear Den || #artsandcrafts #craftsforkids #science #scienceforkids #kindergarten #preschool #earlychildhood #maker #cardboardcrafts #recycledcrafts #winter #educationdotcom

Share the fun hibernation crafts and activities in this hibernation unit study with the kids this winter! #homeschool

Fun Activities about Hibernation for Kids!

Share the fun hibernation crafts and activities in this hibernation unit study with the kids this winter! #homeschool

We use lots of hands-on activities while teaching our 2 year olds about animals that hibernate. A cave they can actually crawl into, caves they can build with arch blocks, bears and loose parts in the sensory bin. It creates a very meaningful environment that they love! #winter #hibernation #bears #themes #toddlers #toddlerclassroom #dramaticplay #toddleractivities #AGE2 #teaching2and3yearolds

Toddler Hibernation Activities

We use lots of hands-on activities while teaching our 2 year olds about animals that hibernate. A cave they can actually crawl into, caves they can build with arch blocks, bears and loose parts in the sensory bin. It creates a very meaningful environment that they love! #winter #hibernation #bears #themes #toddlers #toddlerclassroom #dramaticplay #toddleractivities #AGE2 #teaching2and3yearolds

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Adorable Finger Puppet Giraffe Craft

This adorable Finger Puppet Giraffe Craft is such a hoot and is so fun for kids to play with! A perfect craft to make after visiting the zoo this summer.

Learn how to paint a gingerbread step by step online! Detailed instructions and a free traceable and video. Great to paint with the whole family and kids!

How To Paint A Gingerbread House

Learn how to paint a gingerbread step by step online! Detailed instructions and a free traceable and video. Great to paint with the whole family and kids!

Top Ten Thanksgiving Day Craft Ideas

Top Ten Thanksgiving Day Craft Ideas

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Homemade Pine Cone Bird Feeders - Mother nature provides the main "ingredient" in these easy fall crafts. Using pine cones are the perfect way for you and the kids to partake in a fun, frugal and fall inspired project.

Easy Fall Crafts Using Pine Cones: Homemade Pine Cone Bird Feeders

Homemade Pine Cone Bird Feeders - Mother nature provides the main "ingredient" in these easy fall crafts. Using pine cones are the perfect way for you and the kids to partake in a fun, frugal and fall inspired project.