This octopus is an easy art project for young toddlers and 2-year-old preschool students. Use a large sheet of white paper. Cut slits about half-way up the paper. Roll the paper into a tube shape and tape or staple it together. Decorate a face with eyes.
Do you ever have those days when you feel you have to guess what to do? Are you guessing about decisions? We are never alone in the decision-making process. We have someone who knows what to do and is just waiting for our questions. Think of holding a small rock in one hand and asking …View full post
What do you do for release, to relieve stress? Life happens, the grass is not always green, and things do not always go our way. We must all find ways to deal and cope with stressful situations or we will explode and snap at others. For me, my release is running. Thank you to my …View full post
The following was written by Doris Boring, in loving memory of her sister Ruby Culbertson who went to be with Jesus on February 14, 2015, in Forest City, North Carolina. Thoughts from the Baby Sister Life as the baby sister was joyful and challenging. The twins, Norris and Doris, were always together and …View full post
Because of my passion and interest in creative education techniques, I was asked to read and post a book review on Born to Learn: How Children Learn Without Schooling by Kytka Hilmar-Jezak. The author is very passionate about how children learn and showing creative teaching and learning methods. Her book gives a good description of how …View full post
This art project is great for a preschool theme on Beach Week. Paint the young students’ hands with red paint and place their handprints on construction paper. Add eyes to the end of the thumbprints.
This could be a frame-able picture to keep for years like the footprint lobster.
During Transportation Week in preschool summer camp, the students learned about the progression of vehicles and transportation throughout the years of history.
They started the week with a visit from a horse and hearing how horses were used on farms as well as modes of transportation.
Then they had visits from classic cars: a 1915 Model T and a 1955 Chevy. They loved hearing the different horns and seeing the different seats and seatbelts. These cars were so much different from their cars they ride in today.
I saw this homemade sprinkler highlighted online and had to try it myself to be used for water day during Beach Week.
Use an empty 2-liter soda bottle. Drill small holes in the sides of the bottle at various spots around the bottle. Attach the water hose with an adapter on the end of it into the mouth of the soda bottle. Turn on the water. Once the bottle fills up with water, then it starts to squirt out of the drilled holes.
This sprinkler will make a great water day for the younger preschool students (toddlers-2 year olds), but the older preschool students will enjoy it as well.
During Transportation week in Summer Camp, we had a visit from the local municipal airport to talk to the young preschool students about air travel. They brought many pictures of different airplanes and aircrafts.
Then they allowed the students to dress as airport personnel and marshall a plane in for a safe landing. The students loved wearing the bright yellow vests and using the lighted wands to signal the person pretending to be a plane.