Category Archives: Preschool
I created a writing tray from a recycled box that has been a big help for my three-year-old. It makes writing a more feeling activity and this helps her to understand the lines that she is creating. I recommend that before you start to use this tray that you create a few letter and shape card and have your child trace them with their fingers. This will help them to learn the lines and curves. Once they have done that for a while you can then move on to this writing tray.
Sometimes in life things just don’t go our way. We end up feeling down and like we just can’t get it right. Well, that’s when it’s time to pick up a book and get inspired to be the best you that you can be.
With our new move came new jobs, new schools, new friends, and new feats. My five-year-old was feeling a little slum about things and it was so much “NEW” to her that she felt that she just couldn’t do it all.
This week for the Early Childhood Team the theme is Mail. We had lots of fun with this theme but I am going to share with you all our name learning activity that actually helped both my girls. I presented my girls with this fun activity that they helped me put together.
Today I share with you the Block Challenge. This activity preschool spatial activity was inspired by Jamie of Hands On As We Grow. You should join her Facebook Group, so much fun going on in there that I’m sure you will be inspired. and I thought this would be a fun challenge for my kids to try. In the original post wooden blocks were used, for us we are using Mega Bloks.
This week we have been having fun with Mittens. We played a few games and learned that there are many ways to have fun when playing with mittens. I want to share some of the activities that we did that my girls enjoyed.
A couple of weeks ago I pulled out my always trusty old numbered bottle caps. These seem to be the favorite among our learning material. No matter how many times I have tried to replace them with a new material we just keep coming back to these. They can be used for so many learning activities and take up very little room, and they cost me nothing. ( I get the bulk of them from my mother in law. )
Welcome to another TeachECE Wednesday post. I hope that you enjoyed your holiday break. For our first week back the theme is Tundra (What is that?). I chose to do a spin off of an old game that I use to play as a child that had lots of movement, counting and question asking. It really is a great gross motor game that your child will have lots of fun playing and if you’re having a bad day…. Just try it out and see if your day is still bad after.
Last week on Thanksgiving my mother in law was cleaning out things that she no longer needed or used and I seen these two beautiful boxes that sparked my imagination. I was tossing everything out the boxes when my 11-year-old point out some nail polishes and told me not to toss them. We kept them along with a few eye shadows and yesterday we used them for a project. We made some Salt dough holiday ornaments for our tree.