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Shapes STEM Challenges for Preschool

Shapes STEM Challenges for Preschool

One of my very favorite things to do with young kiddos is STEM challenges! It is so much fun to give them some materials, set a goal, and sit back and watch them go to work! They are usually natural problem solvers, and they have no problem thinking outside of the...
Circle Time Games for Back-to-School

Circle Time Games for Back-to-School

Circle time is a daily thing in most preschool classrooms. And, it just happens to be one of my favorite parts of the day! But, if I’m not careful, I can quickly get into a rut. And when that happens, things go downhill VERY quickly! I get bored, the kiddos get...
Back-to-School Writing Ideas

Back-to-School Writing Ideas

Little ones are naturally curious about writing. They’ve seen adults do it since the day they were born, and it’s only natural that they try to copy what they see us doing! They may be drawing pictures, they may be pretending to write by making random...
Stay COOL With These Ice Activities!

Stay COOL With These Ice Activities!

  Summer is in full swing, and it is hot, hot, HOT outside!! If you’re looking for some COOL summer activities to do with your kiddos, check out these awesome ice activities!! A bin of ice and a set of paints are all you need for this ice painting idea from The...
Phonological Awareness in Spanish!

Phonological Awareness in Spanish!

  OK… I am SO excited about this!! I have been searching for a while for cute fonts that include the Spanish characters, and I finally found some!! So… I am now in the process of creating Spanish versions of many of my resources!! (In Texas, Spanish...
Investigating Seeds and a FREEBIE!

Investigating Seeds and a FREEBIE!

We are getting closer and closer to the end of the year!! I want to share one more activity that we did during our plants unit! At the beginning of our unit, we explored some different fruits and vegetables to find out if they had seeds in them. As we always do with...
Investigating Plants: Part 2

Investigating Plants: Part 2

  In our first plants experiment, we wanted to find out what type of seed would grow the fastest. You can read all about it here: Our Plants Experiments: Part 1 But this experiment was all about the sun! I’m sure by now that you’ve seen how to grow lima...
The Very Hungry Caterpillar FREEBIE!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar FREEBIE!

  16 days to go until summer!! And today we are celebrating with a FREEBIE!! This freebie is perfect for you to use in a center during your unit on insects, butterflies, or during a study of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle! It’s a fun...
Investigating Plants: Part 1

Investigating Plants: Part 1

  Only 18 days until summer!!! The weather is finally getting hot here, so I have to admit that I’ve DEFINITELY got summer fever!! But… for 18 more days, I’ve got a classroom full of 4-year-olds who are still expecting me to show up and be amazing...

A New Kind of Egg Hunt

  I don’t like Easter Egg Hunts. In fact, if it was up to me, we wouldn’t even do one. And right now you’re probably thinking, Why in the world don’t you like egg hunts???? The kids love them!  For starters, they have absolutely nothing to do...