Santa Snowball Number Toss Game
Cute Santa snowball number toss game that children can play that will not feel like they are reinforcing their recognition of numbers. Because, what child wouldn’t like tossing something indoors without getting into trouble?
Tangram puzzles are Chinese geometric puzzles consisting of a square cut into seven pieces that can be arranged to make various other shapes.
Paper Plate Reindeer
Make up your own herd of these paper plate reindeer. The craft has a simple materials list and it is fairly easy to pull together, which makes the craft a winner.
Edible Play Clay Recipe
A sweet, edible play clay recipe that will get children’s creative juices flowing. 100% edible ingredients. No flour or peanut butter.
Entire hats pockets shoes theme. Art projects and crafts, songs, fingerplays, books, games and more. Complete preschool lesson plan.
Print out the colored snowman cards and matching buttons. Laminate all the pieces and cut them out. Have the children match the correct colored buttons to the matching colored snowman.
Winter Theme The weather is colder. In some places, snow or rain may fall from the sky. Daylight is shorter. Sometimes it is still dark when we get up in the morning. Along with a variety of special winter activity sports. Let’s talk about WINTER!
Summer Winter Hat Sorting Center
Summer Winter Hat Sorting Center – Have parents bring in a variety of hats. Look at the hats with your children and talk about how they are alike and different during group time. Have them guess when each hat is worn in either summer or winter.
How to Make Moon Sand – Recipe
So how do you make moon sand? Do you have baby oil and all-purpose flour in your home right now? If, so, then you have everything you need to make this recipe. Kids LOVE it!
Could this Chilly The Penguin paper plate art project be any easier or economical to create?
No snow? No Problem! Create rows and rows of cute sock snowmen indoors.
Download and print The Mitten flannel board patterns below. All patterns are in full color and includes a story. Once the patterns are printed you can laminate the patterns and back them with flannel, felt or magnets to act out the story of the mitten.
10 books for preschool children to read about winter and snowmen.
Use this pattern for any Christmas Themed project. Doubles as a coloring page.
Winter Numbers – 1-12
Have a child place cards in front of them. Take the first card. Count the number of winter objects and clip clothespin above the correct number of winter objects.
Looking for a way to recycle old Christmas bulbs? Try glitter glue. The bulbs can take on a completely new life and they make wonderful Christmas gifts for parents.
Stamping Blocks Make Your Own
Stamping Blocks Make Your Own – Create a six-sided stamping block by cutting out and hot gluing craft foam shapes to the sides of a wooden block. Art blocks for any theme. Kids enjoy stamping.
Want to do a little something different? Try some of the ideas in my Popcorn lesson plan theme. There are songs, art projects and more to keep your little ones busy. Many of the ideas could be used with a spring theme, too.
Alphabet Tracing – Uppercase and Lowercase
Print and laminate this alphabet printable. Use erasable crayons or markers to reuse the printable day after day.
This is a fun activity for children to end the winter on a high note. Try filling spray bottles with powdered Kool Aide in an assortment of colors.
A lion snow sculpture for March, and Yes, we still have snow in March.
How to Make Homemade Rubber Stamp Ink Recipe
Do your stamping pads dry up quick? Children forget to cover them? Maybe, you would like some additional colors but just don’t have the extra funds. Did you know it is easy to make your own stamp inks and pads and it is quick and affordable?
Printable Playdough Number Mats
Fill in the numbers on these printable playdough number mats by rolling out playdough and shaping the ropes into the numbers or place the correct number of dough balls on the numbered dots.
Use the printable PDF files to print out the 3 letter word tracing pages. Once printed, laminate the sheets. You can then use erasable markers or crayons to have the children practice tracing over the words. Giving them their first try at letter prewriting skills.
Chanukah is an 8 day celebration within the Jewish community. A single light is lit each night on a menorah that should remain lit for at least one half hour after it gets dark.
You more than likely have all the ingredients in your cupboard to make this simple salt dough recipe.
Make these adorable Christmas tree ornaments with your preschoolers to give as gifts to their parents. If you would like you can take a picture of them and glue it to the back using the hole of the wreath as a frame.
I was going to set up my own patterns to create wooden blocks for my nieces play kitchen set for Christmas but decided to do a search online first. I found the patterns for my blocks here: PATTERNS and the full instructions here: FULL INSTRUCTIONS.
Create this cute placemat by painting the children’s hands strategically and adding facial features to create the characters. Write “Happy Thanksgiving.” Laminate the mats with contact paper to preserve the children’s work.
Use printable polar bear with Arctic Lesson Plan under art-polar bears.
35 page coloring book with a story about global warming. The overall message is a good one. Although, some of the wording may have to be adapted and will lead to an excellent discussion.
Six Little Penguins Flannel Board
Cute countdown poem with six penguins pattern. Print out a copy of the six penguins flannel board pattern and text.
Decorate the trees with the correct number of stickers, red hots, ornaments or whatever you chose. You can laminate this sheet and use it as a center activity or file folder activity otherwise print it out as a worksheet.
Print out the 5 penguin flannel board pattern below. Cut out the penguins, laminate them and back with flannel. Use with the 5 little penguins song under the Penguins Theme.
Christmas Preschool Theme – A full week’s worth of ideas to keep your preschooler busy over the Christmas season.
Cornstarch Handprints & Ornaments
Preserve childhood forever! Use the recipe to make Christmas tree ornaments to give as gifts to aunts, uncles, and grandparents.
Santa Claus Scramble Game
To Play: Divide children into 2 teams on opposite sides of the room. Pass the bag that contains the letters. The teams alternate picking a letter. The first team to spell Santa Claus wins.
What skills do children learn through play?
Who Makes Christmas Fun? Christmas Flannel Board Pattern
Print this cute Christmas Who Makes Christmas Fun? Christmas flannel board pattern and chant that carries a special message of peace, laughter, and fun & sharing with everyone.
Christmas Bell Countdown Chain Art Project
Near the beginning of December have the children make this Christmas bell countdown chain art project. There should be enough paper chain links to remove for each day leading up to Christmas.
The Reindeer Pokey is a Preschool Christmas song that is sung to the tune of Hokey Pokey.
A preschool music lesson plan full of ideas.
A full week of activities to keep preschoolers busy learning about penguins.
Hanukkah Lesson Plan Theme
Thanksgiving Largest to Smallest Sorting Game
Print the preschool pattern Thanksgiving largest to smallest sorting game pieces and reinforce children’s abilities sort the piece from largest to smallest while reminding them to work from left to right.
Songs for Thanksgiving
Songs for Thanksgiving theme, many of which are set to familiar childhood tunes. Copy the graphics and save to your phone, iPad and / or Pinterest and bring up the songs during group time activities.
Oak Leaf Pattern
Printable oak leaf pattern for coloring or art projects.
Printable acorn pattern for coloring or art projects.
Full size, black and white umbrella printable pattern for coloring, art and crafting needs.
A black and white, printable raindrop pattern for your art needs.
6 high quality, printable patterns to print, laminate and use in centers to learn counting St Patricks Day Numbers 2-13 Patterns.
Download the leprechaun counting gold math game pieces and count out the correct gold pebbles for the children to match the written number.
Parts of a Plant Poster and Activities
Help students understand the major purpose of each part:
Farm to Product Wall Display
From farm to product wall display – a variety of products start on a farm. What animal or crop is raised on a farm and then what additional products can be made from that raw product.
The Very Hungry Western Caterpillar
The Very Hungry Western Caterpillar activity book is based off of Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar, this caterpillar takes a journey through the Western United States as he eats some of the most popular agriculture products in each state.
A wonderful hands on science project that allows children to actually see the changes in sprouting seeds. Allowing you to ask questions and for the children to form a hypothesis that leads to one or more predictions that can be tested by experimenting and examining the growth for the answers.