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Out and About – Field Trip Ideas for a Garden Theme

If you’re exploring seeds, plants, and flowers with your preschoolers this spring, it’s always great to get out and discover some applications within that theme on a field trip!  Field trips don’t have to be elaborate.  Most often, I would … Continue reading

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Spring Gardens – Get Growing!

In spite of the fact that Winter keeps shoving her snowy foot in the door around here, it is actually spring- even if only according to the calendar.  If I had to pick just one theme to study with children … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Scoop

While exploring pumpkins with young children, you can’t miss the opportunity to examine the insides of these fascinating gourds as well as the outsides!  Cut open a pumpkin and place it in your sensory table with scoops, spoons, tweezers, and … Continue reading

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Seed Snack Time!

While you’re exploring the topic of seeds, you might as well have yourself some fruit snacks.  No, not the gummy imitation of fruit my children try to count as one of the four food groups, but actual fruit, for snacks.  … Continue reading

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Let Imagination Grow

Dramatic play is a fantastic way for preschoolers to really synthesize the information they’ve been gathering throughout their experience with a theme or unit.  They naturally use new vocabulary words, implement concepts, and contemplate new ideas all in a meaningful way.  Here … Continue reading

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Sowing the Seeds of Reading – Book List

What unit would be complete without great books to incorporate? Ok, first of all, a few that are old standards, not in any specific book.  I always try to brainstorm nursery rhymes and fairy tales as I do my book … Continue reading

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Serendipitous Seed Science

It’s only June, and my preschool age son is already antsy for school.  He asked me to “play preschool” with him yesterday.  A convenient request, since I’m pretty good at playing preschool.  He’s watched the show Sid the Science Kid … Continue reading

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Seed Mosaics – Two Ways!

Because seeds come in such a wide array of colors, sizes and textures, they are great for creating mosaics and collages.  You may want to use a collection of seeds that are already mixed, maybe seeds leftover from another activity, like … Continue reading

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