Category Archives: Preschool

The Power of The Stick!

I wanted to write about our outings exploring our new town since we moved, but didn’t know how to go about it. This move has been a God bless for use but something of a hard situation to deal with as well. My younger children have been having a hard time trying to cope with all that has been going on and I have been having a hard time trying to help them during this transition. It wasn’t until I started to really look through our pictures and I saw that they had found a way to cope and I was just not responding how they needed me too.

Writing Tray

Up-Cycled Writing Tray

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.

Books That Help Empower Kids

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.

Books that empower children to be great

Name Learning Envelope

Name Learning Envelope

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.

How many blocks does it take to fill in this shape

Block Challenge

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.

Uppercase and lowercase letter matching

Hands-On Mitten Activities for Preschool Aged Kids

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.

Bottle Cap Number Match: Preschool Math Activity

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. )

Arctic Edition: Mother May I? Gross Motor Game

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.

Salt Dough Holiday Ornaments

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.

Numbers 6-10 Pre-Writing Activity

We have been having  really hectic weeks lately, and it’s been leaving me with less time to plan activities. That’s okay with my girls because they love when we learn on the fly, and that’s exactly what we did with this week’s Early Childhood Education Theme: Numbers 6-10.

 

With no real plan in mind that means I didn’t pull any resources for the week, so I had to use what was at hand. In the end, we ended up with a week long hands-on pre-writing activity that was engaging and creative for both my two and five-year-olds.
Some of the skills we focused on were: counting, tracing and following directions.