Tangram puzzles are Chinese geometric puzzles consisting of a square cut into seven pieces that can be arranged to make various other shapes.
Full size, black and white umbrella printable pattern for coloring, art and crafting needs.
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.
Lifecycle of a Caterpillar Butterfly
If you haven’t done a caterpillar to butterfly unit and raised the little buggers, you are missing out. For me, the Lifecycle of a Caterpillar Butterfly unit was always a good time.
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.
Valentines Day Heart Art Projects
Valentines Day Heart Art Projects – I know some classes can not complete “Valentine’s Day” art projects. That is perfectly fine. That doesn’t mean you can’t do a King and Queen of Hearts Theme, or Alice in Wonderland Theme. In that case, the projects would fit perfectly well within the themes.
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.
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.
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?
Heart to Heart Printable Bottle Cap Matching Center for Valentines Day
Heart to Heart Printable Bottle Cap Matching Center for Valentines Day – Create a heart to heart matching to create a Valentine’s Day center. Use the PDF files links below in red text to download and print out 2 copies of each of the heart bottle cap patterns.
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.
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.
Counting Valentines Flannel Board Pattern
Print the Counting Valentines Flannel Board Pattern below. The pattern can be used as a flannel board or magnetic board.
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.
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.
Cornstarch Handprints & Ornaments
Preserve childhood forever! Use the recipe to make Christmas tree ornaments to give as gifts to aunts, uncles, and grandparents.
What skills do children learn through play?
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.
Groundhog Day Lesson Plan What is Groundhog Day? It is a day set aside on the 2nd of February in both The United States and Canada to tell how many more weeks of winter will be left. If the groundhog comes out and doesn’t see its shadow because the weather is cloudy, winter will soon end. If the groundhog does sees its shadow because the weather is bright and sunny, it will be frightened and run back into its hole, and there will be six more weeks of winter.
Hanukkah Lesson Plan Theme
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?
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.
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:
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.