Jingle Bell Drop – a Color Sorting Fine Motor Activity

Jingle Bell Drop - a color sorting and fine motor Christmas activity for preschoolers - Stay At Home Educator

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Jingle bell drop is a color sorting and fine motor activity for preschoolers. I love combining holiday themes with educational activities, and this jingle bell drop does just that. Please join me regularly via E-mail in the right sidebar, Facebook, Twitter @StayAtHomeEdu, … Continue reading 

Winter Cookie Cutter Art

Winter cookie cutter prints - Stay At Home Educator

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Cookie cutter art brings a smile to any preschooler’s face. The thought of cookie cutters, (or maybe just cookies), and art projects combined just makes little three year olds happy, and when my students are smiling at the fun of … Continue reading 

The Super Star Behavior Management System

Super star behavior management system for preschoolers and lower elementary ages students - Stay At Home Educator

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Like with teaching philosophies and methodologies, there are many resources and opinions about behavior management systems, especially in early childhood education.  While I, myself, have used a variety of behavior management systems throughout my teaching experience, some mandated by the … Continue reading 

Snowflake Themed Invitation to Play

simple invitation to play for winter preschool theme - Stay At Home Educator

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Setting out an invitation to play is a wonderful way to encourage preschoolers to explore and manipulate a set of materials. Recently, I offered my preschoolers a snowflake themed invitation to play to parallel our studies in winter theme. Please join … Continue reading 

Christmas Sensory Painting With Pine Boughs

Christmas and winter sensory painting with pine boughs - Stay At Home Educator

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Christmas sensory painting with pine boughs is an process based art activity for preschoolers that appeals to more than one sense. While painting with pine boughs, my preschoolers explored Christmas through their sense of sight, hearing, touch, and smell. Please … Continue reading 

Farm Themed Fine Motor Activity: Scooping and Pouring Corn Kernels

Pouring corn from one container into another as part of an autumn themed fine motor preschool activity - Stay At Home Educator

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Fall is one of my favorite times to teach preschool because I adore all the themed studies that are associated with this time of year, in particular the farm theme.  A farm theme is always enjoyed by preschoolers and with … Continue reading 

Upper and Lower Case Letter Matching

Upper and lower case letter matching activity for letter recognition review activity in preschool - Stay At Home Educator

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Young children are naturally fascinated by the letters of the alphabet.  Even children as young as two years may being naming and recognizing letters, especially those in their names or those that are frequently found in their environment. Most children will … Continue reading 

This House Needs a Mouse – a Book and a Math Game

This House Needs a Mouse by Jeffery Nunnally

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The kids and I recently read the book This House Needs a Mouse by Jeffrey Nunnally. It is such a fun book about the messy little house that needed a clean little mouse, and a clean little mouse that needed that messy … Continue reading