Marshmallow Constellations

This post contains affiliate links Not too long ago we made planet sun catchers, and since then my kids have been slowly but surely becoming more interested in astronomy (at the preschool level of course), we checked out a book about being an astronaut and watched YouTube videos about space. Then, in a completely unrelated activity,…

Invitation to Build a Bird Nest

{For your convenience, this post may contain affiliate links}  Our preschool co-cop had a playdate themed around birds today, so I came up with an activity to do with my boys beforehand to spark their interest in the topic. At the recommendation of this Teach Preschool post, I went ahead and purchased the book More…

Investigating Levers with Preschoolers

{For your convenience, this post may contain affiliate links}   Before I had my boys I was a 4th/5th grade teacher and one of my favorite units to teach was Simple Machines. There were so many incredible hands-on learning opportunities with this unit that I just couldn’t fit it all in. One project I always…

Snowman Ice Melting Activity

{This post may contain affiliate links} We have a lack of real winter weather where we live. No snow, frost, or even rain. So all the “winter” weather my boys experience are manufactured (fake snow at local events around town). Consequently, I thought I’d manufacture my own winter sensory experience for them! Supplies: Googly eyes Foam…

Investigating the Properties of Ice

  My family and I live in Southern California- land of eternal sunshine. We haven’t t had much of a winter around here lately. As a matter of fact, we only recently had a few days of rain (which Cannon was amazed with!). During this brief rain, it became pretty obvious that Cannon has been “meteroligically sheltered”–.…

Magnetic Art

A magnetic bowl is not a standard item in playrooms or preschools (it’s more commonly found in mechanic’s shop), but it is such a great tool for investigation! Not only is the bowl magnetic, it’s also reflective so as your little munchkin plays they are able to see a bit of their own reflection! I decided…