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Teach preschoolers how to chop carrots! Great kitchen activity for kids (and so much to learn from it!)

Teaching Preschoolers How To Chop Carrots

This year our preschool co-op is doing something new- we’re holding a monthly “Kids in the Kitchen” class. That’s right- a PRESCHOOL cooperative class focusing on developing kitchen skills for 4-year-olds! I am so excited about this one and I can’t wait to share the whole curriculum with you in the coming months (watch for…

This scissor skills activity is great to include in a spring preschool unit (gardening, Easter, vegetables).

Practicing Scissor Skills with Carrot Stems

The other day I was doing some kitchen lessons on chopping carrots with my preschoolers, and just as I was about to discard the stems my son started using his scissors to cut the greens! I was happy to let him continue cutting, since practicing scissor skills is one of the preschool activities he seems…

This is a brilliant idea! Our kids don't go on field trips in school anymore. This mom teaches how to get with a group of other parents to make your own after school/ weekend field trip club!

How to Start a Field Trip Club!

When’s the last time your kids went on a field trip? Do you remember the joy of field trip days when you were in school? The excitement of going somewhere new and doing something completely out of the ordinary? I do! Field trip days were my favorite days of the school year. Even when I…

Plan a year's worth of field trips with these ideas! Great list for homeschoolers or just for family outings!

A Year of homeschool Field Trips- PLANNED!

Field trips were once the highlight of a child’s school year …unfortunately they are few and far between for most students nowadays. Due to budget cuts and safety concerns, many schools have done away with field trips altogether! Am I the only person who thinks this is a tragedy?!? There is so much to learn…

We love our Magna-Tiles! These are some creative ways I never thought to use them, though!

10 Unexpected Places to Use Magnetic Tiles

Do your kids love magnetic tiles? Ever since we bought our Magna-Tiles, they have been one of the most used toys in our house. They get played will all the time and in all different ways! If you aren’t familiar with Magna-Tiles (also sold as Picasso Tiles and Magformers), they are plastic, translucent shapes that are…

Preschool and first grade lesson plan to use with the book 10 Black Dots

10 Black Dots Art and Math Activity

Do you see how well loved this book is?!? We have a few books that are in need of replacements because they are so well loved. Caps for Sale and 10 Black Dots are two of those books that need replacing. Before we decide to upcycle this book, I wanted to give it one more…

Tips for teaching toddlers and preschoolers how to develop scissor skills

Tips for Teaching Scissor Skills

I know there are many educators (both homeschool and classroom teachers), who fear keeping scissors out for kids to use. They put glitter and paint in the same category as scissors- a preschool version of TNT that should be kept under lock and key! But I’ve been giving my toddlers and preschoolers access to (kid-friendly)…

How to Teach Kids to Dress Themselves

At what age should kids start dressing themselves? When my oldest child was 9 months old, he decided he hated clothing. At naptime and night, he would regularly strip out of all his clothes (diaper included) and hang out in the buff. Naked. Sans clothing. However, you want to describe it. He HATED clothes of…

Need a quick activity to keep you sane during the "witching hour"? This pasta sorting activity is perfect!

Pasta Sorting Tray

Pasta is life in our house. We eat pasta all. the. time. It is a staple! So naturally, we have at least four different kinds of pasta in our cupboards at all times. Tell me I’m not alone in this… The other day I was cooking (pasta, obviously), and I needed to keep the kids…

Make festive green bubble prints with your preschoolers! These prints come out so awesome and are really easy to do!

Lucky Green Bubble Art!

St. Patricks Day is on its Way! Do you celebrate St. Patricks Day? I’ll be honest, it isn’t on my top 10 list of holidays. And other than wearing green to avoid being pinched, I never really celebrated it in school, either. But nowadays I’m seeing all sorts of fun ideas to do for St.…