Gingerbread House Architecture
Architecture for Kindergarten 'Tis the season for clever holiday projects...some of which we simply do because they are just so darn cute or fun. …
Weather Theme @ Little Giraffes Teaching Ideas
Huff and Puff (making predictions - testing - and charting results) will go great with The Three Little Pigs. Great Kindergarten science activity!
Gingerbread Play Dough Invitation
Make deliciously scented gingerbread play dough. Then set it out with various manipulatives for kids to make their own gingerbread creations.
This week we began the tale of Jack and the Beanstalk. Today I thought I would share a few of the math activities we have been doing. They are obvious ideas but perhaps new in the application in this story! I wanted to take the concepts of "enormous" and "giant" and bring them to life with math. The Giant's Hand and Estimation I had a super large hand photocopied on paper that we estimated how many beans would fit in the palm of the "giant's" hand. Guesses ranged from 4 to 1000. We counted…
Three Little Pigs STEM Challenge
Fun Three Little Pigs STEM Challenge. Build houses from different materials and test them to see how waterproof and how stable they are.
Porridge Oats Playdough! - The Imagination Tree
In keeping with our theme about Goldilocks and the Three Bears this week, we made some play dough with porridge oats for some wonderful imaginative play, role play and sensory play. That’s a lot of play! Recipe for porridge playdough:* 2 cups plain flour* 1 cup salt* 2 tablespoons oil* 2 tablespoons cream of tartar*...Read More »
Aren't these chicks ADORABLE?!! They came in a pack of six from Dollar Tree. Students can identify and/or count and fill the chick eggs with the correct number of beads. I have about 20 felt flower buckets that were recently bought at Goodwill! I have seen some translucent carrot shaped eggs..vegetable/garden unit game? I might have to go back for those! Here is an ABC upper/lower case match game..there were 24 eggs in the pack from Dollar Tree. I made this folder game a few years ago and it…
Props for Setting the Stage
Props are a way of setting the stage for meaningful, purposeful play. Props will help bring opportunities for learning comprehension, vocabulary, sequencing, critical thinking, listening, speaking and most of all it makes learning fun for all. Storytelling with Props Story telling can be enriched with the use of props. It is an easy way to make reading more fun. Using props to tell a story is a wonderful technique that can lead children to discover the joy of literature and learning. It…
10 Activity Ideas for Goldilocks And The Three Bears!
Based on the much-loved tale of Goldilocks and The Three Bears, we have come up with 10 perfect activity ideas for your little preschooler at home or children in your classroom. Your children will …