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Preschool Nature Art Activities
Preschool Nature Art Activities

Preschool Nature Art Getting out into nature is healthy and fun for kids (and adults!) But what about bringing nature inside?  There are lots of ways to do this with young children.  Today let's looks at bringing nature into your preschool art activities.Simple is...

Favorite Preschool Painting Tools From Your Kitchen!
Favorite Preschool Painting Tools From Your Kitchen!

If you're reading this, you've likely already done the research about process-oriented preschool art.  You're not looking for cute crafts or cookie-cutter projects.  You just want some simple ideas that will let your kids explore materials and experience creative art...

Screen-Free Play for Preschool Fun
Screen-Free Play for Preschool Fun

Screen Free Play While I fully admit that I use my screen more than I should, I’m also a lover of low-tech, screen free “stuff”.  Especially for preschoolers.  While other preschool teachers were excitedly seeking out educational computer-based activities they could...

Scented Fun For Preschoolers
Scented Fun For Preschoolers

Spices and extracts can add lots of scented fun to your preschoolers' day!  Adding a scent to normally unscented activities can be both stimulating and soothing for kids.  Certain smells can soothe anxiety or even make kids more attentive.  And these two ideas are...

Preschool Glue Part 2!
Preschool Glue Part 2!

Glue:  The Messy Way! Preschoolers love to play, and when they play they build so many important early learning skills!  Now, not all kids like to get sticky, and if you've got some of those sweeties in your life, you'll definitely want to check out this post, and...

Simple Preschool Art Tools: Glue!
Simple Preschool Art Tools: Glue!

Simple Preschool Art Tools:  Glue (part one)!  Glue. Plus kids.  Equals a mess.  It's true.  But, glue plus kids also equals fine motor, creative, problem-solving fun!  In my opinion, glue should be available every day in a preschool classroom.  And in the homes of...

More Simple Fine Motor Art Tools
More Simple Fine Motor Art Tools

Two More Simple Fine Motor Art Tools We started talking about simple fine motor art tools in my last blog post.  Now, let's explore a couple more ideas.  The art area of your home or classroom naturally encourages fine motor development.  As kids use the tools you...

Simple Preschool Fine Motor Arts and Crafts Tools
Simple Preschool Fine Motor Arts and Crafts Tools

Simple Fine Motor Art Tools (Part I) Simple fine motor tools for preschool kids are so important to add to your home and classroom.  And having tools that encourage fine motor development in the art area is incredibly easy.  Art is done (mostly) with the hands, so art...

Preschool Binoculars: Let’s Play!
Preschool Binoculars: Let’s Play!

Homemade Binoculars! Simple as pie, but endlessly fun for a preschooler, homemade binoculars could be the start of all sorts of amazing adventures at home or at school.  There are several ways to make them, but I always like to stick with easy and cheap.  So, recycle...

Let’s Play: Preschool Train Activities
Let’s Play: Preschool Train Activities

Preschool Train Activities for All! I have a feeling you might have a train-loving kid or two on your hands...  If you do--or even if you don't--the collection of preschool train activities, train books and train toys below is sure to have some winners that will get...

Let’s Get Squishy: Frozen Paint Preschool Art Activity
Let’s Get Squishy: Frozen Paint Preschool Art Activity

Keep it Simple I've always loved preschool art activities that provide tons of variety and learning value. So here's a simple way to expose kids to science, art, fine motor, cognitive and sensory experiences all bundled up in one!  Freeze! So, from the title you know...

Let’s Get Squishy–Scents and Textures at the Easel
Let’s Get Squishy–Scents and Textures at the Easel

A Staple in the Classroom or Home Have you been using the easel lately?  In all my years of teaching, the easel is something I just couldn't do without!  I won't go on about it's many benefits, but if you don't have one in your classroom or house, I highly recommend...

5 Calming Holiday Preschool Activities
5 Calming Holiday Preschool Activities

Holiday Chaos Holidays can be hectic times for toddlers, preschoolers and adults alike.  But it’s important to involve young children in family and community traditions and celebrations. These holiday preschool activities and toys will help keep things calm while...