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Stretch polymers and imaginations with this galaxy slime from Twodaloo! Using a standard slime recipe, adding just two extra ingredients can take your kids on a trip to the stars! Liquid starch, Elmer's glue, liquid water color, and glitter!

Night Sky Activities for Preschool: Galaxy Slime

Make this beautiful, sparkly, stretchy slime that looks just like the swirls of a galaxy and keep your preschooler entertained for hours! This would keep me entertained for hours.

Making Letters -- I don't believe in only doing one letter a week in K, but I do think these are adorable and could be turned into some other project - like a class book or something!

Letter Of The Week Crafts

letter of the week curriculum; she gives a letter craft idea, activities supporting context about the letter as well as books that help reinforce the letter.

Alphabet Spoons-put upper case letter on white, lower case letter on clear then kids match! Repinned by SOS Inc. Resources @SOS Inc. Resources.

Capital letter on white spoon - Lower case letter on clear spoon - match them up. You could put the lower case letter on the back of the white spoon to help out the younger kids, then take it off later in the school year.

writing friends' names

Mother's Day Edition: Fine Motor Friday!!

LOVE THIS FOR THE WRITING CENTER!-----Kindergarten name writing center using student names. This will help with learning names and making new friends at the beginning of the year.

Fine motor strengthening, letter recognition and spelling in one easy to make activity. (as is for prek, K and even 1st)  I would modify and have cards say one of the 4 kinds of sentences and words horizontally written on the clips.  Students can form questions, statements, commands, and exclamations!  Love when I find pins I can modify to fit my 2nd grade stations!

spelling words w/ clothes pin letters (fine motor and literacy) we could use it for name recognition- capital and lowercase letter matching or for simple sight words. Very awesome and super easy!

Teaching colors- a great way to teach colors and counting with this hands on activity.

Button Sorting Cups - What a brilliant idea for your toddler/preschooler! Adding this to our collection of activities to promote fine-motor skills and color recognition! ≈≈ Great idea for a busy bag party

Learning about Emotions with DIY toy with changing faces - as a former play therapist - I love this! We also have emotion card we use to do matching games and discuss

Learning about Emotions with DIY toy with changing faces, a great hands-on way to explore facial expressions. I think kids would love to have one with their favorite character's face.

spaghetti! This looks really fun. for preschoolers and older. you layout spaghetti in trays. Let the children touch and feel  the spaghetti. they can paint the spaghetti different colors. let them use their hands to mix the paint.

Spaghetti sensory play

LOVE this idea spaghetti! This looks really fun. for preschoolers and older. you layout spaghetti in trays. Let the children touch and feel the spaghetti. they can paint the spaghetti different colors. let them use their hands to mix the paint.

Love, love, love.  Fun math idea for all levels.  Could also make a counting variation for preschoolers/early kindergarten (put 'x' number of beans or pony beads into envelope and "deliver" it to the correct basket).

Sort The Mail - Math Activity For Kids

Fun math idea for all levels. Could also make a counting variation for preschoolers/early kindergarten (put 'x' number of beans or pony beads into envelope and "deliver" it to the correct basket). Great Idea for a math stations!

Minefield -- Duct Tape Teambuilding Game - YouTube This would be a great game at the beginning of the year. It would help kids work together as teams and build trust. Its also great for focus, when everyone is talking, you have to listen for your partner.

Minefield -- Duct Tape Teambuilding Game - help kids work together as teams and build trust. Its also great for focus, when everyone is talking, you have to listen for your partner.

Colored Water Sensory Bin: Googly Eye Soup from Fun at Home with Kids

Colored Water Sensory Bin: Googly Eye Soup

Colored Water Sensory Bin: Googly Eye Soup from Fun at Home with Kids (includes non-choking hazard alternatives in post)

Preschool Class Picture -- @April Cochran-Smith Cochran-Smith Cochran-Smith Showalter, check this out!! ; )

Preschool Class Picture Idea- this would be cute either in the beginning of the year or at the end before they move up to PreK

10 Tips for Smooth Sailing Parent Teacher Conferences! This is a must-read before parent-teacher conference season is upon us.

10 Tips for Smooth Sailing Parent Teacher Conferences

10 Tips for Smooth Sailing Parent Teacher Conferences! This is a must-read before parent-teacher conference season is upon us. Also offers some great advice for first time teachers.

rolling painted balls over canvas - great way to create playroom art that involves the kids (choose paint colors to coordinate your room design)

Making a Mess: Preschoolers Painting with Balls

small group art project/half kids at a time rolling painted balls over canvas - great way to create playroom art that involves the kids (choose paint colors to coordinate your room design)

Activity 3: This would be a great competitive activity for two students. The teacher could call out a letter and the first child to slap the letter gets a point. The link shows how to make the activity.

Bohaty's Kindergarten Kingdom: literacy centers - swat letters on shower curtain to match bug letters drawn. Can do it with sight words, too.