Crayola Activities in the Preschool Classroom

Katie / February 18, 2019

A while back I was asked to review the all new Crayola Dough and Slyme.  I readily agreed because my preschool class loves trying out new materials!  I introduced the Crayola Dough and Slyme before Winter Break and both were a huge hit in my classroom filled with three, four, and five year olds. The Dough lasted about as long…

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Edushape Activities for Young Children

Katie / December 1, 2018

The holidays are coming up fast and if you have young ones on your shopping list you should check out Edushape products!  I was given a set of Foam Sensory Blocks and Magic Shape magnetic blocks to review and my preschool class loved them so much! Both sets provided hours and hours of fun with fine motor skills in our…

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Organizing Preschool Learning Units

Katie / November 25, 2018

Organizing Preschool learning units can be a challenge, especially when you are storing all of your supplies in a basement, garage or closet in your home.  I started the organizing preschool learning units project over the summer and I just finished it this weekend. Organizing Preschool Learning Units We joke in our house that it takes a party to get…

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Center Time, Math

Preschool Math: Spider Counting

Katie / October 27, 2018

I recently created a super simple Halloween Math Activity for Preschoolers that involves spider counting and it all started with a set of Skeleton tongs from the Dollar Tree. Preschool Math: Spider Counting Henry happened upon a set of skeleton hand tongs at the Dollar Tree and I just knew that I  needed to make something special with them in…

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Dramatic Play, Review

Adora Later Alligator Twin Gift Set {Review}

Katie / September 23, 2018

Adora has created the Later Alligator Twin Gift Set and it is the cutest baby doll set I have ever seen.  True story.  I introduced the adorable Adora twins in my preschool classroom on the first day of school and the kids loved them.  Girls and boys alike have been tending to the twins every day with the plethora of…

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Center Time, Early Literacy

Wooden Alphabet Block Matching Game

Katie / September 16, 2018

I recently made a wooden alphabet block matching game to use in my preschool classroom.  It was super cheap to put together, and has many purposes in the classroom or at home with your preschooler. Wooden Alphabet Block Matching Game The creation of this alphabet learning activity began when I found adorable wooden alphabet blocks at Target.  They reminded me…

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Cutie Fruities Collectables

Katie / September 15, 2018

Cutie Fruities are soft, adorable and fun for young kids at home or for the preschool classroom!  They are tiny stuffed fruits and tasty foods that are the perfect size for a young child’s hand and they have adorable expressions on their “faces”. Cutie Fruities Collectables When I was asked to review the Cutie Fruities products I accepted right away,…

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Center Time, Sensory Table

Water Beads in the Preschool Classroom

Katie / September 15, 2018

My students always love when I bring out water beads in the preschool classroom.  They provide a wonderful sensory experience for small children and for adults.  The kids seem to enjoy the calming effect of manipulating the water beads. Water Beads in the Preschool Classroom I find that it is a good activity for kids who need a chance to…

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Crafts, Early Literacy, Recipes

Preschool Pizza Theme

While we study Community Helpers in our classroom I always like to have a Pizza Parlor set up in our Dramatic Play area.  But why stop at Dramatic Play?  I decided to take it a step further and plan a Preschool Pizza Theme to implement throughout the classroom while the Pizza Theme Dramatic Play was set up.  We incorporated the…

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