Watching the children today brought back wonderful childhood memories.
Today the children went outside after a spring rain and found a rather large puddle to play in. I thought to myself that
nature really does provides the best play tool.
This puddle of water could not of been placed in a better place,
right next to the Mud Kitchen.
Once the other children saw what was happening they searched high and low to find everything on the playground that could hold water.
Here they played for the whole outside time where they laughed, shared, and collaborated with one another.
I hope some day they will look back and remember the fun they had playing around a puddle and appreciate the simple things in life.
So lets remember the simple things that brought us the most joy as children and provide those opportunities to them.
Every year we plant a vegetable garden with the children, but this year we started a little bit earlier, since we now have a green house in the outdoor classroom.
We turned the sensory table into our planting station for the day. We collected empty cheery tomato containers from the cafetiere and placed them on the side with coffee filters. Children placed the coffee filter in the container and filled with dirt.
Next they came to the table with seeds and markers. Planted their seeds and wrote on a large craft stick what they planted.
Next we took a trip to the green house watered and placed our seeds on the shelves in the green house.
Now we just have to wait.
This 65 page lesson is a great companion for the story Whose Garden Is It? It is filled with ideas that are sure to spark the interest of all children in your classroom. This lesson covers all learning domains for preschool children.
Word Wall Cards
Flannel Board Stories
Grid Board Games
Memory Card Game
Have you ever wanted to run in the color run?
I know I have and so have a lot of my co-workers, so we thought let's bring the color run or should I say color play to us.
First thing First
Next we made fifty pounds of cornstarch into our color powder by using food coloring and liquid watercolors.
Next the Dress for the Mess
We all had to be dressed in white with swimming goggles for eye protection and a mask.
I'm Tami Sanders creator of Learning and Teaching with Preschoolers, a blog to help teachers create magical moments for the young.
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