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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Room on the Broom Craft

room on the broom craft

Let’s make some truly magnificent broomsticks! This extension activity for the delightful book Room on the Broom is all kinds of fun. Paired with the story, this craft helps children to practice rhyming (phonemic awareness), rhythm and repetition, pro-social behavior,…

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Spooky Pumpkin Collages

spooky pumpkin collages

Collages are an open-ended activity where children can be creative with just about anything. These Halloween pumpkin collages are made from materials other than paper. I provided small scraps of fabric, felt, ribbon, and other goodies. Use your imagination and…

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Free Apple Tracing Sheets

These worms are hungry and need help getting to their apples. These free apple tracing sheets make fine motor practice fun! This packet includes 5 skills sheets: – Straight lines worksheet (1) – Big hills worksheet (1) – Small hills…

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Fall Math and Literacy Activities

Hooray for fall fun! This Fall Math and Literacy Activities pack contains 11 worksheets, a 10 page counting book, and 8 learning center activities that strengthen the following skills: – Counting – One-to-one correspondence – Number recognition – Number quantity…

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Spider Web Number Quantity Task Cards

Let’s get spooky and count some spiders! This free spider web counting game is a wonderful way to strengthen number sense. By placing a numbered group of spiders on its corresponding web, children demonstrate number quantity knowledge – the understanding…

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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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DIY Art Center Yarn Cans

I put together these cute yarn cans for my self-help art shelf. They are easy to make and keep the yarn contained and neat. I used plastic mason jars, but any plastic container with a lid will do. Simply fill…

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