Winter Art Center Ideas in Pre-K
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by Karen Cox
3w ago
Encourage your preschool artists to make winter-inspired art with these simple Winter Art Center ideas. Instead of sticking to the usual art materials, mix things up during this cold season to give your Art Center new life. These ideas work well in an open-ended art environment, letting kids choose their materials and unleash their imagination in determining what they want to create. You can give suggestions for how to make snowballs and snowmen with some of these materials, but can also let children use them in the way the choose. If you have concerns about children using too much of some of ..read more
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Penguin Alphabet Game for Preschoolers
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by Karen Cox
1M ago
Are you looking for an engaging and educational way to teach the alphabet to your preschoolers? Look no further! Introducing the Penguin Alphabet Game – a fun and interactive activity designed to make learning the alphabet a delightful experience for your little ones. This activity will be perfect for a Winter Theme or Polar Animals Theme! The Penguin Alphabet Game The Penguin Alphabet Game is a hands-on activity that combines adorable penguins with the essential skill of learning the alphabet. This game is tailored for Preschool, Pre-K, and Kindergarten children, offering a playful approach ..read more
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Christmas Phonological Awareness Activities
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by Karen Cox
3M ago
As the festive season approaches, why not sprinkle some holiday cheer into your literacy lessons with Christmas phonological awareness activities? Here’s a collection of easy-to-do Circle Time activities for Christmas time that will help you teach rhyming, letter sounds, and syllables to your preschool learners. Rhyming Activities: Christmas Phonological Awareness Rhyming Gift Wrap: Wrap small objects in wrapping paper or tissue paper or place them in gift bags. Children can unwrap the gifts and tell a word that rhymes with the object. For example, if they unwrap a wooden “block”, they can s ..read more
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How to Handle Tattling in Preschool
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by Karen Cox
5M ago
There’s a lot of tattling going on in preschool classrooms! It can often feel like a nuisance, especially with preschool teachers dealing with larger class sizes, which means they have to deal with even more tattling. It becomes overwhelming! Young children are not only learning ABCs and 123s, but also important social skills. Tattling is an opportunity for teachers to help children learn problem-solving and communication skills. So, how should preschool teachers handle tattling? Understanding Tattling Children tattle for various reasons. They may be seeking adult attention or approval: to s ..read more
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Teaching Rhyming in Pre-K
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by Karen Cox
7M ago
Here are some fun ways to teach rhyming in Pre-K. Nursery Rhymes We recite traditional nursery rhymes while doing movements that correspond with them. The movements we use come from Jack Hartmann’s CDs Rhymin’ to the Beat volumes 1 and 2. We learn to recite the rhyme with the movements before doing the song. Reciting nursery rhymes is the best way to begin teaching rhyming to preschoolers. We start the school year with nursery rhymes and continue them all year long. You can get free printable nursery posters here at PreKinders.com. Rhyming Basket Objects are placed in a basket (one object for ..read more
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Math Nursery Rhymes
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by Karen Cox
9M ago
Math nursery rhymes can be a fun and engaging way to introduce mathematical concepts to preschoolers. Here are some ways in which math nursery rhymes can help preschoolers: Counting and Number Recognition: Nursery rhymes often involve counting objects or characters, such as “One, Two, Buckle My Shoe” or “Five Little Ducks.” By saying these rhymes, preschoolers learn to count and recognize numbers in a playful way. Numerical Order: Rhymes like “This Old Man” or “Ten in the Bed” involve counting down or up, which helps preschoolers understand numerical order and sequencing. Basic Operations: Ma ..read more
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Pond Turtle Play Dough Math Mats
Pre Kinders | Educational Resources for Pre-K
by Karen Cox
10M ago
Practice Math and Fine Motor Skills in a fun way with these Pond Play Dough Counting Mats! You can find many more Play Dough Mats here. Make learning fun with these easy-to-use play dough mats! Simply print them out, slide them into a page protector or laminate for durability. Have your little learners use green play dough to mold into little turtle shapes. To keep it simple, you can have children form little circle turtle shells, and just pretend that the turtles have their legs and head inside their shell. These mats are a perfect counting activity to use during your Pond thematic unit ..read more
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Alliteration Books
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by Karen Cox
11M ago
Alliteration provides an excellent opportunity for preschoolers to develop phonological awareness as they listen for and identify repeated initial consonant sounds in words. A great way to introduce and to continue practicing alliteration is through children’s picture books. Here is a list of engaging children’s picture books with alliteration. Find more book lists on a variety of topics here. Hearing phrases in alliteration books like “Whoosh! Went the wind” or “It’s a pepperoni pretzel pizza party” can help children recognize and discriminate the “w” and “p” sounds. By focusing on these sou ..read more
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Earth Day Picture Word Cards
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by Karen Cox
11M ago
These 15 Earth Day Picture Word Cards are a valuable resource for expanding children’s vocabulary and ideal for use in the Writing Center. They also provide an excellent opportunity for kids to learn new words related to environmental awareness and sustainability. Earth Day words included are: trash, garbage, garbage truck, recycle, bin, Earth, litter, compost, pollution, wildlife, plant, paper, plastic, glass, cans. The words “trash” and “garbage” both use the same picture because they are synonyms. You can either choose which word you prefer, or use both to show children that sometimes two w ..read more
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Sudoku Puzzles for Preschool & Kindergarten Kids
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by Karen Cox
1y ago
Here are some Sudoku puzzles designed especially for Preschool and Kindergarten kids! Since Spring is coming up, these puzzles have a Bug theme. Ever seen Sudoku puzzles for preschool age? I couldn’t find any, so I made some! Here’s how this came about. I’m more of a word search person because I’m better with letters than numbers. For a long, long time, Sudoku just made no sense to me. I knew people who loved it and I couldn’t imagine why. One day, I decided to give Sudoku another try when I found one in a puzzle book, and it just clicked! Suddenly, I like these puzzles and now I’m working al ..read more
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