Invitation to Play

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An invitation to play is often times a basic set up of materials on a tray. That was the case here, at least. For this invitation to play, I offered my preschool students a few basic materials for them to explore … Continue reading 

Investigating Seeds in Preschool Farm Theme

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One of my favorite farm themed activities for preschoolers is investigating seeds. Preschoolers are always so excited and interested to learn about how a teeny tiny seed can grown into a big tall plant that produces foods we like to … Continue reading 

Button Names – a Name Recognition Activity

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In preschool, we do a lot of name recognition activities. These are activities specifically designed to teacher preschoolers to recognize their names. Button names is one such activity, but in addition reinforcing name recognition, it can also be a math … Continue reading 

More or Less – a Ten Frame Number Comparison Activity

More or Less - a ten-frame number comparision activity for preschoolers through early elementary- Stay At Home Educator

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In early preschool, counting and number quantity tends to come quite naturally through play. Once there is a greater amount of number sense skills developed, I like to introduce my preschoolers to five and ten frames, as a way to organize … Continue reading 

Magnetic Quilting Shapes – a Math Activity for Preschoolers

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Magnetic quilting shapes combines shape concepts and fine motor skills. It is a fun and inviting math activity that allows preschoolers to solve puzzles and express their creativity at the same time. Magnetic quilting shapes quickly became a favorite math … Continue reading 

Letter Tile Names – a Name Recognition Activity

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Preschoolers love to learn about their names. They love learning about the letters in their names. They love just saying their names. In preschool, partially because of this strong interest, we do a lot of name recognition activities. We practice … Continue reading 

Pipe Cleaner Stamps

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I always like to include a bit of art into every preschool day. We do a lot of painting and color experimenting and gluing and such, but I wanted to try something different with my preschoolers. That is when I … Continue reading 

St. Patrick’s Day Process Art

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The preschoolers and I made a little St. Patrick’s Day process art. Given just a few materials, the preschoolers were unleashed to create art as they pleased. It just so happens that the materials I provided them pair nicely with the … Continue reading