Patterning With Pattern Caps

Over the last 5 years, I have opened more squeeze pouch drinks for little ones than I care to remember. One afternoon, after lunch, I looked over at a colorful pile of caps sitting next to my classroom sink. There…

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Rainbow Toast

An engaging story and a colorful, tasty snack. Could there be a better way to introduce a new, slightly warmer month? We don’t think so; bring on the rainbows! Start by reading a book about rainbows. There are so many…

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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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Printing with Strawberry Baskets

This is one of my favorite times of the year; strawberry season. The strawberry stands have recently cropped up along the roadsides, meaning that you may have quite the collection of those little green baskets. Whatever you do, DON’T throw…

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Valentine’s Day Love Collages

Love is in the air! The children began their Valentine’s Day festivities by making love collages. After spying all of the colorful goodies to work with, they could not wait to get started! These are the materials that we used…

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Valentine Sensory Bin

There is really nothing quite like a container full of bright, sparkly goodness just waiting to be explored. Because there are many schools and parents that do not believe in “playing with your food” (using food as learning materials), I…

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