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Preschool Thematic Unit: Pets

  Whether you’re looking for activities as a full-time teacher, a group of co-opting preschool parents, or a parent with curious kids and an afternoon to fill, you’re in the right place! Find more Thematic Units here!

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Don’t Wake the Bear!

Here’s a combination of hibernation activities for your preschoolers that fit nicely together for a story time or large group activity. Bear With Me.  Start out by getting the children’s attention.  Bring them to your story area or large group … Continue reading

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Don't Wake the Bear!

Here’s a combination of hibernation activities for your preschoolers that fit nicely together for a story time or large group activity. Bear With Me.  Start out by getting the children’s attention.  Bring them to your story area or large group … Continue reading

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A Camping We Will Go!

Kids love the adventure of camping!  Particularly when it comes to camping in a dramatic play scenario, anything can happen!  When I set up a camping theme dramatic play area this week, my own 3 year old asked, “And where is … Continue reading

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Lumpy Bumpy Dinosaur Scales

  As you’re talking to your preschoolers about dinosaurs, it’s great to talk about what they might have looked like.  No one was around to see them, so no one knows for sure, but paleontologists have used some clues to … Continue reading

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Book Activity: If You Give a Pig a Pancake – Syrup Paint!

Laura Numeroff has a good thing going.  And it keeps going, around and around as her circular stories charm children every time.  As part of her series that began with If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Numeroff explores the cause and … Continue reading

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Where's Kitty Hiding?

Photo courtesy of night fate. I like to start this activity with a great fingerplay.  It’s an adaptation of one I found years back somewhere on the internet. Kitty Is Hiding Kitty is hiding under a chair. (Thumb under opposite … Continue reading

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Where’s Kitty Hiding?

Photo courtesy of night fate. I like to start this activity with a great fingerplay.  It’s an adaptation of one I found years back somewhere on the internet. Kitty Is Hiding Kitty is hiding under a chair. (Thumb under opposite … Continue reading

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