Category: DIY

DIY ideas for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten.

Bugs and Flowers Sensory Bin

Last week Zoey wrote about her garden sensory bin. I thought it was completely amazing, and could not wait to come up with my own variation. This bin uses the same base (brown colored rice) which looks exactly like mulch….

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Garden Sensory Bin

Spring has definitely sprung in our classroom. The seeds, the children planted, have started to sprout. The butterflies have emerged from their chrysalises, and the children’s colorful kites are hanging from the ceiling. To go along with all of this,…

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Garden Match Up File Folder Game

Nothing designates the arrival of spring more than flowers and fluttering butterflies. This eye-catching file folder game puts the two together, and provides children with the opportunity to brush up on their color recognition skills. MATERIALS USED: – File Folder…

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Cow Visual Discrimination File Folder Game

Here’s a fun file folder game, which can be used to help children sharpen their discrimination skills. Correctly matching up the cows will encourage children to learn how to recognize subtle differences between objects. The ability to do so, will…

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Easter Sensory Bin

This Easter sensory bin assembly was completely effortless since we had so many cute goodies left over from our our 3D collage Hobby Lobby and Dollar Tree hauls. This time around, colored rock salt was used as a base. You…

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Easter Bunny and Egg Match-Up File Folder Game

I often use file folder games as teaching tools. Children love them, and they are cost effective and easy to make. File folder games are also extremely versatile and can be made to teach almost any concept. This particular game…

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St. Patrick’s Day Sensory Bin

The sensory bin center, in my classroom, is always one of the most popular. Children are drawn to the bright and interesting materials that the bin holds. This particular bin is geared towards rainbows and St. Patrick’s Day. The base…

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How to Make Rainbow Colored Rice

As mothers and teachers, we are always looking for interesting, useful ways to teach in both the classroom and at home without spending a lot of money. This coloring technique fits the bill. Rice, pasta/macaroni, rock salt – this method…

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