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Jenny Edwards
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Valentine Watercolor Resist Art Project for Toddlers
Hearts I saved my last shape to cover for right before Valentine’s Day. We have done some wonderful heart activities. For this post I will feature a very easy process art activity. I cut out a heart shape from sturdy cardboard. Then the children take a candle and trace the...

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Small, Medium, and Large Mixed Object Sorting Activity for Preschoolers
Small, medium, and large! We explored the concept of small, medium, and large this week. The kids had a blast with all the sorts, although I didn’t get many “action pictures” in. I love storytelling and when I present this concept in my classroom, I tell the story of Goldilocks...

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Erice Carle-Themed Butterfly Painting Classroom Collaboration Craft
Our Eric Carle Study. This has taken some time to complete. We started this process when we were exploring colors. Each day we made different textured colored paper and if it was a color mixing day, we would create the new color right on the paper. We then took all of our papers and...

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Shaving Cream and Glue Snowman-Making Activity for Preschoolers
I love this art activity! I just add glue to shaving cream to make puff paint. Add some accessories and then give the students free range at making a snowman. I love how their snowmen turned out. Do you want to make a snowman?

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Winter Wonderland and Snow Themed Sensory Bins Plus Winter-Focused Art Activities
We have been celebrating winter, snow and ice. Our activities included much art and some loose parts activities. Our sensory bins were a hit as well. We also brought snow in to paint with liquid water color. I love to make play dough to go along with our studies. The play dough I...

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Square and Rectangle-themed Activities and Art Projects
We are steadily learning our squares and rectangles. I have set up many fun activities for the children to explore the shapes and sort the rectangles from the squares. Also featured are two process art activities. One where they stamped with squares and rectangles and the other where...

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Circle-Themed and Circle-Filling Art and Activities
  All about circles and the letter O. This is a mixture of traditional preschool approach and loose parts. One project is open ended process art ( which is what I offer 95% of the time, while the other was more teacher directed ( glueing o-shaped cereal onto an o) Both were...

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Creative Building, Stacking, and Sorting During Free Play with Mixed Objects for Preschoolers
I often share the table top activities that I set up for my students to explore. These usually enforce our current unit. It could seem that that is all we do in our classroom from the posts. Actually, my favorite part of teaching young children is when they are completely engaged in...

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Triangles and Filling Space
We have done many weeks of shapes at our preschool. When we did triangles, I also wanted to work on the concept of filling a space. Therefore, I outlined triangle shapes on the carpet and gave them many options as fillers. I also repeated this exercise at the light table and offered triangle...

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Turkey Fun Activities
This week we worked our fine motor skills while celebrating turkeys in our classroom. We pulled the backs off of fall themed stickers, we buttoned feathers onto our felt turkeys, clipped feathers onto paper plate turkeys, dot painted our large turkey’s feathers, and placed glass gems on our...

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Color Mixing and Color Celebration
We have just finished our celebration of color in our classroom. We focused lately on mixing primary colors to create new colors. We also explored many color sorting activities. I love how our different activities build the fine motor skills of the students and also enlarge their repertoire...

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Celebration of Colors: 10 Fun and Educative Color Activities for Preschool
Our celebration of colors continues for weeks as we devote one day per color. ( We are a three days a week program, therefore it takes us a little longer) I started with preparing our sensory table. I dyed rice and alphabet pasta. I then set it into the table by rainbow order. Most...

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