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I have been teaching preschool from my home for the last 3 years. I started this blog to keep and.. post the fun crafts, activities, games, food, and more we learn about and do!!

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  • Drippy, shiny milk pictures
    on Apr 27, 2010 in colors painting Art Farm Animals
    Since we are learning about cows today (within our "Old MacDonald's Farm" unit).....we had our activities based around "Milk". So at our art table we painted with drippy shiny milk!! Basically, this is sweetened condensed milk with food coloring.
  • Mama Cow Song
    on Apr 27, 2010 in Songs Farm Animals
    This song goes to the tune of "Mary had a Little Lamb". The kids loved it!Mary had a Mama Cow, Mama Cow, Mama CowMary had a Mama Cow, it's milk was white as snow.Everywhere that Mary went, Mary went, Mary went.Everywhere that Mary went, she drank the...
  • Preschool-made Butter
    on Apr 27, 2010 in Farm Animals Snack Time
    This week our theme is "Old MacDonald's Farm". We will be learning about all sorts of different farm animals and what farmers do too. We just had a fun field trip on Friday to American West Heritage Center and got to visit all the new baby farm anima...
  • St. Patrick's Day Treasure Hunt
    on Mar 17, 2010 in games St. Patricks Day
    I painted these little rocks gold to make them look like golden nuggets so we could go on a treasure hunt today for preschool. We hid some outside and some inside and we went a searching. We talked about luck today and leprachauns and green and pot...
  • Green Smoothies
    on Mar 17, 2010 in St. Patricks Day Recipes Snack Time
    So I understand this does look kind of revolting....but you SERIOUSLY have got to try it. Not only is this delicious, it's SOOOO nutritious too!! We had this for our St. Patrick's day snack today and they were a total hit.....after all the kids go...
  • St. Patrick's Day Lucky Pet Rocks
    on Mar 17, 2010 in crafts St. Patricks Day
    Oh what cute little rocks.....for our craft today we went on a rock hunt and we each found a special rock to paint and call our "own" :) We of course had to paint them green since they are our St. Patrick's day lucky rocks!! Glued some eyes on and...
  • Fire Station Field Trip
    on Mar 12, 2010 in St. Patricks Day Field Trips
    We were able to visit the fire station for our career week and we had a great time!! We got to look at all the different types of fire trucks. They had a REAL fire pole, we got to see how fast Fireman Matthew put his uniform/gear on, we got to climb...
  • Welcome to Career WeekThis week we are learning about "Careers" and possible things we could "be" when we grow up. I love having the parents come in and share with us what they do. Not to mention the kids are SO EXCITED that their very own mom or dad is coming to preschoo...
  • Eating Alphabet Soup
    on Mar 3, 2010 in Literacy Alphabet Snack Time
    We had a simple but yummy snack today in preschool. The kids thoroughly enjoyed eating the ABC's!! None of the kids had ever had this soup before which made it even more exciting. We had so much fun finding the letters in our name in the soup and th...
  • ABC Painting
    on Mar 3, 2010 in Literacy Alphabet painting Art
    Today we had fun painting with the alphabet. Simply put the colors of tempera paint you want on some paper plates, be sure to have trays and smocks handy (easier clean-up), then all you need are some ABC cookie cutters.......the kids dip them in the...
  • Fishing for Letters
    on Mar 2, 2010 in Literacy Alphabet Messy Table
    I put these cloth alphabet letters in the messy table and we used some fishing poles I've had for awhile that I think I got at Target......way fun and cute!! So the kids had a blast fishing for the letters, putting them in the bucket and making sure...
  • Pretzel Letters!
    on Mar 2, 2010 in Literacy Recipes Alphabet Snack Time
    How can you learn about the alphabet and NOT make pretzel letters?? The kids had blast making the first letter of their names and then being able to eat them!! Check out this yummy pretzel recipe so you can do it at home or in your own preschool!!
  • Stamping Letters
    on Mar 2, 2010 in Literacy Alphabet
    On with our ABC week.....stamping is always so much fun!! So we took out the old letter stampers and let the kids go crazy. This activity is great for letter recognition and even just getting to know what letters look like better!! Some of the more...
  • ABC Week
    on Feb 23, 2010 in Literacy Alphabet Messy Table
    In the messy table today I had all of these different magnetic letters to explore with for the kids. Cookie sheets and magnetic chalk boards work great. I saw so many great things going on. I love the stage of reading and writing where the child link...
  • Chicka-Chicka-Boom-Boom Trees
    on Feb 23, 2010 in crafts Literacy Alphabet
    I'm sure you all know the book "Chicka-Chicka-Boom-Boom" by Bill Martin Jr. I love his books! This is an activity that is done all of the time, but that's just because it's so great! Whatever activity you can link to a book is one of learning and the...
  • Olympic Flags
    on Feb 18, 2010 in crafts Olympics
    Now I realize these are cheezy and simple, but the kids absolutley LOVED these little flags. Some kids made the American flag, and others wanted the Olympic rings. We've been talking about the rings and how when Olympics first started there were fi...
  • Bobsledding - Olympic Style
    on Feb 17, 2010 in Olympics Dramatic Play
    We have been learning about the Olympics this week and boy have we been having fun. In this picture you can see The Preschool Bobsled Team.....pushing off! We transformed our dramatic play area into an Olympic Bobsled Run. We have talked about al...
  • If I were the President of the United States........
    on Feb 17, 2010 in Literacy Presidents Day
    Since yesterday was Presidents day, I figured I would take the opportunity to enjoy a day of learning more about this special day. Along with books about the White House, what the President does and more, the children also had a great time thinking...
  • Valentines "Chocolate" Playdough
    on Feb 13, 2010 in Valentines Sensory
    During our Valentines theme, I always love to make "chocolate" playdough!! Since chocolate is such a big part of the holiday, the children really seem to go with this and love playing with it. It's easy to make....just follow your regular playdou...
  • Love According to Preschoolers.....
    on Feb 10, 2010 in Valentines
    LOVE IS.....when I get hugsmy mommy and daddymy Wii and my Wii gameswhen my parents play with mehelping my sisterwhen I clean my bedroomwhen my sister stops fighting with mebandaides and medicine for my owieswhen my parents build my toys with mewhen...