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Summer Reading Calendars – Print for FREE

Summer reading is essential, and I know many of us want to turn our brains off during the summer especially if we teach all school year and want to relax with our families, but reading is critical. That is why I started making these summer reading calendars as a way to help teachers encourage families […]

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Self Care for Teachers

Are you done teaching preschool for the summer? Maybe like me, you are frantically finishing up your school year at preschool while also trying not to be THAT mom that is packing three carrots unpeeled, have a sleeve of Ritz crackers, and a yogurt two days past it’s best before for your own kids’ lunch. […]

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Rainbow Letter Matching Activity

I love The Dollar Store because there are so many affordable resources and materials like these rainbow cutouts. They are so easy to use for all kinds of activities, but I knew as soon as I saw them what I wanted to use them for in my class. Letter matching, specifically first initials. My three-year-olds […]

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9 Teacher Gifts Teachers Like

One of the most common things I am asked during Teacher Appreciation Week is “What do teachers really want?” I think this is a tough question to answer because it depends on so many things; how well funded is their school? Are they the primary breadwinner? Are they paying for three kids in college? Do […]

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Pond Life Activities

This past week my 2-3-year-old students had a blast playing in our simple frog pond, exploring sinking and floating as their hands splashed in the water. Want to see? Check it out on Instagram!  Pond Life is a wonderful preschool theme because it explores animals that many of our students see out in their own […]

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Easy Gluten Free Play Dough Recipe

Try my easy, no-cook,  gluten free play dough recipe for sensory play fun for those with wheat or gluten allergies and intolerances. Quick to make, super soft and just as much fun as the original version! Ready? Whoop! For sooooo long I’ve been meaning to test out a gluten free play dough recipe as a… […]

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Frog Pond Shape Match Activity for Preschool

It’s spring, and we have been learning a lot about lifecycles of creatures that we find in our backyards like butterflies and frogs. I wanted to expand on that learning with a fun activity that works on shape recognition. When I went to the dollar store to get flowers for our Mother’s Day centerpieces ( […]

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Natural Dyes for Play Dough

How to make some totally gorgeously coloured natural dyes for play dough using plants and kitchen cupboard ingredients! Add these natural dyes to my best ever, no-cook, zero waste play dough recipe for a brilliantly, all natural play experience for your little ones! First, make my best ever, 4 minute play dough recipe! I made… […]

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Santa’s Beard Advent Countdown Calendar

Make a super cute and very quirky Santa’s Beard Advent Countdown Calendar for advent as a fun way to check off the days until December 25th! So quick to make and a great little Christmas themed counting and fine motor skills activity too. I first saw the inspiration for this idea a long time ago… […]

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Birthday Cake Play Dough Counting

Make some scented birthday cake play dough and use it to create a fun filled counting game for preschoolers to enjoy! You will know by now that we are humongous fans of play dough and creating our own new recipes by adding all sorts of wonderful ingredients! You can find a whole A-Z of Play… […]

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Preschool Lesson About Men’s Emotions

Something I’ve noticed in my classroom lately is how my students talk about how strong their dads are. It usually comes up when the discussion moves to monsters; “My Daddy could squash a monster!” or “When I am big like my dad I will scare that monster away!” Have you noticed that in your classroom […]

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Fireworks Spin Art Paintings!

It’s Bonfire Night here in the UK on November 5th which is a traditional time to gather for a family fireworks display, warming food and hot chocolate around a huge bonfire while an effigy of Guy Fawkes is burned on top. A fabulous historical and traditional event that is plenty of fun, if not very… […]

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Easter Egg Pebble Craft

Make a super simple yet beautiful invitation to create with nature and make this Easter Egg Pebble Craft together! Perfect for a range of ages (including adults!) to make gorgeous decorations or gifts for Spring. We LOVE crafts and play activities that use materials from nature as they truly produce the most beautiful results! We’ve… […]

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DIY Chalk Spray Paint Recipe

Make some DIY chalk spray paint for some outdoor art and creativity with a fun twist this summer! Such a simple recipe using just three ingredients for hours of playful, creative fun! How to make DIY chalk spray paint: Materials needed: 1 cup Cornflour (Corn Starch) 1 cup warm water Gel food colouring or ready-mixed… […]

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Scented Puffy Paint Recipes

Here are six awesome DIY scented puffy paint recipes to make at home or in the classroom for creative arts projects for kids! They take just 2 to 3 minutes to whip up and smell totally amazing, a feast for all the senses! I absolutely LOVE homemade art materials as it’s so fun for the… […]

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