Crafts, Early Literacy

“Gingerbread Man” Story Starter

Katie / January 2, 2018

Winter is the perfect time to read and expand upon the beloved childhood classic, The Gingerbread Man.  This story starter is a great way to make young children feel like authors and illustrators. “Gingerbread Man” Story Starter During the winter months  we spend a bit of time reading various versions of the Gingerbread Man.  The kids always love this story,…

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The Little Things Preschool Great Book Giveaway

Katie / December 17, 2017

One of the keys to early learning and language development is reading to young children from the very beginning.  Our home and my classroom are always literature rich environments and one of my favorite things to do is to read.  I read to my children at home and to my students at school.  And when I can find a few…

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Crafts, Recipes

Easy Homemade Playdough Recipe

Katie / December 12, 2017

I learned to make Homemade Playdough years ago when I was in college, and it has been my go-to dough in the classroom and at home ever since.  I will readily admit that I am a playdough snob when it comes to what I want in my preschool classroom. I have yet to find a store bought playdough that will…

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Cooking With Kids: Mini Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Katie / December 9, 2017

I love to cook in my preschool classroom and during the holidays is the perfect time to pull out my Mini Pumpkin Pie recipe and get baking with my little learners.  I use a super simple recipe and invite the children to work together to measure, pour, stir and mix to create Mini Pumpkin Pies as a team.  They use their…

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Easy Ornament Craft

Katie / December 6, 2017

Doing holiday crafts with young children does not have to be complicated, as evidenced by this Easy Ornament Craft.   Easy Ornament Craft This craft is not just easy to put together, but the process is pretty straight forward.  The children put beads on a pipe cleaner and then shapes the pipe cleaner into the design they wish it to be. …

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