Early years

I love learning through play! The opportunities are endless. Here are some lovely ideas in all areas of the curriculum. I also love using loose parts, they provide so many opportunities for open ended learning
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Fort made from hula-hoop and shower curtain, just hook the rings on the hoop!!

Hula Hoop Hideout - easy tent idea for the kids with a hoopla hoop and sheets!, Best DIY Projects, Hula Hoop Hideout - easy tent idea for the kids with a hoopla hoop and sheets!

Early Childhood Themes...thematic activities for preschoolers and kindergarten

Themes

For Owen Early Childhood Themes.thematic units for preschoolers and kindergarten children. Has links to activities for each theme

Ten Frame Practice from Kate's Kindergarten: Morning Meeting Time

Tens frame practice at calendar time using Velcro and counters.going to add this to my calendar wall. Great way to practice representing sets in ten frame format. Check out 10 frame smartboard game on illuminations website.

pipe cleaners cut short with a number taped to the end.  Children thread the right number of beads on each one

Maybe not for Jordan because he will stick the bead up his nose! Pipe cleaners cut short with a number taped to the end. Have the kids feed the same number of pony beads onto the pipe cleaners. GREAT for one-to-one correspondence and fine motor skills!

Watercolor Art Activity for Kids Inspired by How to Catch a Star

Watercolor Art Activity for Kids Inspired by How to Catch a Star

Watercolor and Salt Art Activity to go with the Story How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers~ Buggy and Buddy ELA point to pictures in a picture book. ELA visually engage with a book. Age group 5 year old or kindergarten.

Writing and mark making in fairy dust

Sensory Writing in Fairy Dust

Make a magical sensory tray for mark making and early writing using homemade fairy dust and exciting added extras! Such a fun way to ignite the imagination and enthusiasm for young children as they learn their letters and sight words in a playful, hands-o

Writing and mark making in fairy dust

Sensory Writing in Fairy Dust

Make a magical sensory tray for mark making and early writing using homemade fairy dust and exciting added extras! Such a fun way to ignite the imagination and enthusiasm for young children as they learn their letters and sight words in a playful, hands-o

Elmer Elephant made from milk bottle / milk carton.  Fabulous Pre-school / Kindergarten craft idea with step by step how to guide

Elmer the elephant craft recycled from a plastic milk jug, tissue paper and googly eyes - adorable. Each student glues a piece of tissue paper.

Loose Parts | what, where, why and how of loose parts play

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