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Crayons in the Box Song

This is a great song for learning about colors and for building rhyme recognition, an important skill for pre-readers (read more about phonological awareness here).  Use this song during large group, music and movement time, or just as a filler … Continue reading

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Snow Scene Collage

If you’ve already done a few snowstorm paintings, switch things up a bit and get three-dimensional!  Collect a sampling of random white items to glue onto a snow collage.  Have your children help if you can!  Here are some ideas:  … Continue reading

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Bring in the Snow!

Next time you’re out shovelling the walk, shovel a bit into a bucket and bring it inside!  Fill your sensory table with snow and try one of these fun activities for exploring the enchanting powder with your little ones!

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Ice Sculptures

Ice is a fun, inexpensive, and fascinating material to explore in your sensory table!  I like to add color to the water before filling my ice molds, to add interest, and so that the colors begin to mix as the … Continue reading

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Bubble Paint

 For the truly brave preschool teacher or parent, looking for a creative art project, I present bubble painting!!  This can be a messy project, but very unique and with many opportunities for developmental growth.  Directions first, benefits later.

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Gel Molds and Color Mixing

    There’s just something about the texture and consistency of gelatin that makes children want to make a hands-on exploration.  Here’s how to have some fun with gelatin in your sensory bin.

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Pom-Pom Grab

My posts have been very wordy and heavy lately, so I thought I’d break it up a bit with an activity post.  A while back I mentioned these fine motor activities, and I wanted to show one of my own adaptations … Continue reading

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Shape Scoop

Kids love to scoop!  It’s great for their hand-eye coordination and both large and small motor skills.  Cut shapes from craft foam (or find pre-cut ones, non adhesive of course)  and set them floating in your sensory table  or bathtub.  … Continue reading

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