I enjoy using fairy tales in my classroom and the Three Little Pigs is one of our classroom favorites.
Huff and Puff with the Three Little Pigs. Your little ones will love learning about the three pigs with these fun and highly engaging activities for literacy and math.
Large Group Activities
Shared Writing Activity
Group Discussion (book comparisons)
Huff and Puff Wind Experiment
This Little Piggy Pocket Chart Stories
Introduce Letters (H, P, and W)
3 Pocket Chart Math Activities (Group Meeting)
Small Group Activities
Language and Literacy
Flip Match and Stamp
Beginning Sound Sort (H, P, and W) with worksheet
Piggy, Piggy Where’s Your House (Letter Knowledge)
Piggy Count (Syllables) with worksheet
Little Piggy, Little Piggy (Writing Activity)
Three Little Pigs Path Game
Huff and Puff (Greater Than and Less Than)
Piggy Wolf Pattern Cards (ABAB and ABCABC patterns) with worksheets
Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere.
Here is a list of my favorite pumpkin activities to do with my preschool children.
What do we know about pumpkins?
After the children were done exploring what was inside the pumpkin we cut up the pumpkin and placed the pieces inside a glass jar. We had the children predict what they thought would happen to the pumpkin inside the jar. Each child prediction was written down and placed on a board next to the jar.
Pumpkin water table fun. After the children have explored what is inside a pumpkin, place those pumpkins inside your water table. To add to the fun when cutting the tops make each one different to that the children have to figure out with lid goes to which pumpkin.
Let the children paint, paint, paint. While the paint is still wet let the children sprinkle glitter on top. These beautiful and sparkle pumpkins will delight any door step.
Do you have some little ones that are hesitant in wanting to come to your writing center? Add some pumpkins and dry erasable markers to the center and watch them come. They will writing and laughing with their friends and they create funny faces.
Pumpkin bean bag toss. We use this game as a transitional game from group to snack time. Children toss the pumpkin bean bag onto a paper plate and then identify the letter and letter sound before moving on to wash hands.
For More Hands on Learning Fun
Turn your classroom into your very own pumpkin patch with this 114 page lesson plan. This is packed full of ideas that are sure to spark the interest of all children in your classroom and give them the joy of life long learning. This lesson will help you cover all the learning domains for the children in your classroom.
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October ABC Time and Math Time morning messages are pre-written and carefully planned to address a variety of language and literacy learning and math foundations. These messages are also designed to differentiate teaching objectives.
These messages have been carefully crafted to engage the children in a fun playful learning manner.
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I'm excited to be back for another PreK Partners learning center blog hop. This week we will be sharing about how we are setting up and using the science center in our preschool classrooms.
Our science center or science lab is a place for children to explore, question and observe the world around them.
Our science center has accessibility to a wide variety of objects and materials that will spark children’s interest to acquire knowledge and support learning in physical, life, and earth science.
In order to support the children’s learning I like to have a table so that children have a place to observe, document and experiment with the materials. A shelf that houses basket and trays with provocations and we also like to have our sensory table close by because it provides a great place for children to conduct experiments in like sink and float, color mixing, and chemical reaction.
The science center is a way for young children to build a foundation for future learning and scientific understanding. It is a center to provoke thought, discussions, questions, interest and ideas. It is a center that will allow children to observe, communicate, and predict.
Nature is always a great place to start to provide materials for the science center.
Introduce children to scientific tools.
Provide children with a way to visually see their learning.
• Documentation Charts and Graphs
Include long term investigation projects in your science center.
• Long Term Investigations
As the teacher we can…
I hope you enjoyed the tour of our preschool science center. To see more fun and engaging science center’s hop on over to PreK Partners.
I'm Tami Sanders creator of Learning and Teaching with Preschoolers, a blog to help teachers create magical moments for the young.