Early Years

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Tracing Letters with Loose Parts Tracing letters with loose parts is a great way for preschool and kindergarten students to learn the alphabet. It’s a fun literacy provocation! Plus, it includes free printable letters! Teaching The Alphabet, Learning Letters, Preschool Learning, In Kindergarten, Preschool Activities, Preschool Names, Teaching Handwriting, Morning Activities, Preschool Letters

Tracing Letters with Loose Parts

Tracing letters with loose parts is a great way for preschool and kindergarten students to learn the alphabet. It's a fun literacy provocation! Plus, it includes free printable letters!

Waiting for something to come on the TV! Saw this idea somewhere else and just h. Waiting for some Forest Classroom, Outdoor Classroom, Outdoor School, Outdoor Fun, Outdoor Play Ideas, Forest School Activities, Nature Activities, Outdoor Activities, Outdoor Learning Spaces

Green Earth Learning on Instagram: “Waiting for something to come on the TV! Saw this idea somewhere else and just had to have one too. #TVenvy #forestschool #creativeplay…”

28 Likes, 4 Comments - Green Earth Learning (@greenearthlearning) on Instagram: “Waiting for something to come on the TV! Saw this idea somewhere else and just had to have one too.…”

Reggio Emilia inspired name making. Preschool Names, Montessori Activities, Kindergarten Literacy, Alphabet Activities, Kindergarten Activities, Preschool Activities, Preschool Classroom Layout, Kindergarten Handwriting, Icebreaker Activities

Lines, Dots and So Much More!

Handwriting has never been easy to teach to kindergartners, but it is in the Common Core Standards that they learn how to print letters correctly. Each year I have tried through the traditional ways of working on fine motor skills the first half and then formal handwriting sheets the second half of the year. It never worked so this year I tried something new... An inquiry about lines! I asked the kids what kind of lines they knew of. At first they drew straight lines, but then started to…

Autumn Sensory Bin for Children: Building a Small World with Carved Pumpkins, Pine Cones, and Leaves -- one of the cutest ideas for outdoor sensory play! Autumn Art, Autumn Theme, Easy Fall Crafts, Crafts For Kids, Fall Pumpkins, Carved Pumpkins, Nursery Activities, Autumn Eyfs Activities, Tuff Tray

Little House in the Pumpkin: Autumn Craft & Sensory Bin

Carve a pumpkin to make a nature doll house for your kids and all of of their toys! UPDATE: Four years later, my son built a pumpkin house of his own. Read how to set

Leaf Man Documentation of student work. Each student composed a leaf man out of natural materials and we photographed it. Leaf Man by: Lois Ehlert Reggio Emilia, Play Based Learning, Early Learning, Autumn Art, Autumn Theme, Kindergarten Inquiry, Lois Ehlert, Leaf Man, Reggio Classroom

Leaf Man: “A Leaf Man’s got to go where the wind blows…”

If you haven’t had the pleasure of discovering Lois Ehlert, award-winning author and illustrator of over 20 children’s books, then I highly recommend that you take a trip to your local …

Garden of Our Dreams - Small World - Fine motor skills - messy play - outdoors - gardening - play - early years - imagination Outdoor Learning Spaces, Kids Outdoor Play, Outdoor Play Areas, Kids Play Area, Outdoor Fun, Outdoor Games, Groundhog Day, Eyfs Outdoor Area, Preschool Garden

Early Years Garden of Our Dreams. Part 5 – Secret Small Worlds - Busy Busy Learning

Small words and magical spaces in your garden and outdoor learning setting. Nature play and explorations through imaginative play.

Enjoying Autumn - Stimulating Learning Pumpkin seed collecting from Rachel (“. Enjoying Autumn – Stimulating Learning Pumpkin seed collecting from Rachel (“,) Halloween Activities, Autumn Activities, Harvest Time, Fall Harvest, Room On The Broom, Early Years Classroom, Tuff Spot, Continuous Provision, Nursery Activities

Enjoying Autumn - Stimulating Learning

Activities inspired by autumn in the Early Years Classroom (",)

This large complete classroom pack enables you to establish 12 areas of provision using low-level furniture, resource pa Preschool Classroom Layout, Eyfs Classroom, Preschool Rooms, Classroom Setting, Preschool Library Center, Preschool Block Area, Preschool Set Up, Reggio Emilia Classroom, Preschool Furniture

Large Complete Classroom 2-3yrs Early Years Furniture & Resources

This Large Complete Classroom 2-3yrs pack enables you to establish 12 areas of provision using low-level furniture, resource packs and storage for Water, Wet Sand, Dry Sand, Dough, Collage, Maths, Book & Puppet, Block, Small World, Domestic Role Play and Role Play Real Life.

reggio emilia inspired + small world Reggio Inspired Classrooms, Reggio Classroom, Preschool Classroom Layout, Teaching Kindergarten, Reggio Emilia Preschool, Preschool Zoo Theme, Anime Classroom, Classroom Memes, Biology Classroom

Educating Kids on Instagram: “Create your very own jungle world using a selection of loose parts and a sand tray. #jungle #wild #animals #looseparts #animalplay…”

233 Likes, 23 Comments - Educating Kids (@educating_kids) on Instagram: “Create your very own jungle world using a selection of loose parts and a sand tray. #jungle #wild…”

Pre-writing skills begins with strengthening the finger muscles that children need for writing. Beading is a perfect fine motor exercise. Motor Skills Activities, Montessori Activities, Fine Motor Skills, Time Activities, Easter Activities, Spring Activities, Preschool Ideas, Learning Activities, Reggio Inspired Classrooms

Wonder-full Inquiry on Instagram: “We have been working on building our fine motor skills through various activities. Here is one we have out this week.”

Pre-writing skills begins with strengthening the finger muscles that children need for writing. Beading is a perfect fine motor exercise. #finemotorskills #writing #ECE #earlychildhood