Author: Zoey

Garden Patterning Activity

Pattern pins are versatile and easy to put together. They promote hands-on learning and quickly capture the attention of most learners. I found this set of cute felt flowers and butterflies on Amazon and thought they were the perfect thing…

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Valentine Card Holder Craft

As teachers, we are always thinking ahead. Thinking of the next month, the next theme, and the next holiday. So, obviously, I’ve now got Valentine’s Day and our exchange party on my mind. For the last 5-6 years, I’ve had…

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There’s No Place Like Space! Art Activity

“I’m the Cat in the Hat, and we’re off to have fun. We’ll visit the planets, the stars, and the sun!” These are the captivating first words of the book There’s No Place Like Space!. Written by Tish Rabe and…

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Outer Space Collaborative Collage

Once or twice a year I like to have my students work together to create something together to display in the classroom. The children really enjoy expressing themselves. Rarely do I have anyone turn down the chance to participate. This…

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Turkey Feather Counting Activity

Let’s have some fun and count Mr. Turkey’s feathers. This colorful magnet tray activity is an inviting way for children to exhibit number sense. Have children choose a wattle and identify it’s number (younger students may need help). Then prompt them to…

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Feed the Squirrels Counting Activity

Every year I like to take my class out for a nature walk to observe the signs of fall. On these walks, we often come across a busy squirrel or two. This provides the perfect teaching opportunity about why squirrels gather and…

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Popcorn Fall Tree Craft

Everybody loves the beauty of fall leaves. Happily, there are many wonderful books written on this subject for preschoolers. One of my favorites is Mouse’s First Fall by Lauren Thompson. The story tells of Mouse and his sister Minka’s journey…

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Scarecrow Craft and Circle Time Activity

Every fall I like to do a theme on scarecrows. There are so many great books, songs, poems and art projects that can be utilized. My students especially enjoy making paper plate scarecrows and shape crows. They glue them onto…

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