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Contact paper art

Contact paper art: art the kids can make, change and make again


Invite your child to draw on a mirror

Invite your child to draw on a mirror... and you might catch a glimpse of how they see themselves. Mirror drawing is an easy preschooler activity that they can do again, and again, and again... ~ Danya Banya

GOOD TO KNOW-Amazing.. I can't believe I've been throwing out all my old markers! I am SO doing this.

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Homemade Playdough

Easy Homemade Playdough

dried out marker container-Teacher also uses this for collecting dried out Sharpie Markers "...because they too can be revitalized using NAIL POLISH REMOVER. Yes! It works! Just soak the tip in a little bit of the nail polish remover and recap the sharpie. Overnight, the liquid refreshes the ink!"

This is another great activity for hand-eye coordination. I made shape sheets that children can use dot-a-dot type markers or paint to fill in the dots. You can download the shape do-a-dots here ...

Playing the WRITE way: great article on how/why gross motor play is important for the development of writing. Also gives great ideas for such gross motor play. Love it!

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37 Insanely Smart School Teacher Hacks

Here’s how you keep your markers lasting as long as possible: | 37 Insanely Smart School Teacher Hacks

No More Name Plates The most frequently asked question when visitors come to my room is "What did you use to write the names on your desks?"

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parachute play ideas

Parachute games: fun active play ideas for healthy kids

How to Make Jelly Slime for Sensory Play. These would be great for light table play.