Football Math Activity

Time for some football…and math 🙂 I’ll be honest with you, I am definitely not watching the game today. I’m just not that into it. At all. I’d much rather be crafting or home preschool planning or teaching. To satisfy my dorky desires I decided to go on an activity spree (two hours before kick…

Preschool Scissor Skills Assessment

Are you ready to start teaching your preschoolers scissor skills? Do you know where to start? As a teacher, one of the first things I would do before starting a new unit was assess prior knowledge. Figuring out how much my students already knew so I could build on that and promote new learning. Most…

Jingle Bell Threading

Are you ready for today’s activity du Jour? Need a quick little activity to get you through the day(s) before Christmas? I know my kids can’t be the only ones asking if it’s Christmas yet 200 times a day! This little gem of an activity came about when one of our bells fell off of…

Marshmallow Tinker Tray

Marshmallows Can you believe I don’t really like marshmallows? Well, I don’t like to eat them. When I came home with SIX bags of marshmallows the other day my husband was a little taken aback. Who in the world would be eating all of those?!?! Certainly not me. And my boys can only take one or…

Fall Sensory Bag

Are you surrounded by the colors of fall? Not us. We are surrounded by snow 🙁 Apparently North Dakota doesn’t really have a fall season, so we’re making our own fall with fun crafts and activities. Today we made a sensory squish bag which worked on fine motor skills and word recognition (all while giving…

Use pool noodles for an extra-large threading activity for preschoolers!

Pool Noodle Threading

We don’t have pool, but that won’t stop me from hoarding pool noodles!! Last year a friend asked if I would like to have a bag of cut up pool noodles she had. My answer was obviously a loud and resounding YES!! Did I know what I wanted to do with said noodles? No. Did it…

Play Food and Foil Fine Motor Activity

Do you use foil in preschool activities? Foil has been a staple in our activity repertoire since we first introduced it three years ago in this Foil and Toys fine motor activity. Foil is an amazing sensory supply because it is so crunchy and provides lots of sensory feedback (auditory, tactile, and even visual stimulation). Crunching…

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…

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