Dyed Lollipop Sticks

Dyed lollipop sticks, the latest play dough prop and math manipulative - Stay At Home Educator

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Dyed lollipop sticks are the latest play dough prop and math manipulative. Through guided play, children can use these dyed lollipop sticks to extend imaginative play. They are one of my favorite math manipulatives and even have a fine motor component … Continue reading 

Confetti Hearts Valentine Craft

Confetti Hearts Valentine's Craft - Stay At Home Educator

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As my regular readers already know, I adore crafts and activities with an educational twist. This confetti hearts valentine craft is one such activity. Not only is it a fun craft that children will enjoy, but it also helps develop … Continue reading 

Building Fine Motor and Mathematical Skills by Stacking Blocks

Building fine motor and mathematical skills by building with blocks - Stay At Home Educator

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We begin each day of preschool with fine motor practice. I rely on a wide range of activities for this portion of our day, and stacking blocks, building with blocks, is one of those activities. In my three year old … Continue reading 

Partner Pieces – a Length and Color Matching Measurement Activity

Partner Pieces a length and color matching measurement activity for preschoolers and kindergartners - Stay At Home Educator

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Young children not only love math, but they are naturally very good at it.  Ranging from counting and sorting to manipulating shapes and graphing, preschoolers and kindergartners especially seem to be wired like little mathematicians, and I love to refer to … Continue reading 

Sparkly Mixed Media Winter Paintings

Sparkly winter paintings, glitter free - Stay At Home Educator

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‘Tis the season for winter themes in preschool, and these mixed medium winter paintings are perfect for young toddlers as well as older preschoolers and kindergartners. This winter art project is process based, meaning that no specific outcome is intended, … Continue reading 

Gelatin Squish Bags – an Edible Sensory Bag for Babies

Gelatin Squish Bags are great sensory play, safe for baby and toddlers - Stay At Home Educator

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Babies love to explore through their senses. Gelatin squish bags are the perfect way to allow baby to explore in a safe way, because  the contents of these sensory bags are edible. Please join me regularly via E-mail in the right … Continue reading 

What Flavor is It? a Five Senses Activity

What flavor is it_a preschool lesson about the sense of taste in five senses theme - Stay At Home Educator

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Preschoolers really enjoy learning about the five senses as it is so hands-on and sensory based. Teaching about the sense of taste is always one of my favorite pieces to this theme because it challenges students to explore and try … Continue reading 

Absolutely Perfect No Cook Scented Play Dough Recipe – Without Cream of Tartar

absolutely perfect no cook scented play dough recipe that doesn't call for cream of tartar - Stay At Home Educator

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We go through a lot of play dough at my house. This means that constantly making play dough can get expensive, especially if it includes a fun scent and cream of tartar. I had to find another way, so I … Continue reading