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Big & Little Circle Time Lesson with Free Printables

Circle time is a special time in every preschool day to come together as a group, sing some songs, read a book, and do a short developmentally appropriate activity. I use circle time to talk about emotions, to work on simple skills, and help gently and appropriately teach my students how to function in a group. […]

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NO Food – Easter Sensory Bin

A sensory bin looks like a lot of potential mess for many teachers, and yes sometimes they do make a lot of mess, but they are also a key ingredient to a calm room. They offer children a chance to explore textures, chat with fellow students, and for some get those sensory needs met while squishing, […]

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Read Across America: Library Dramatic Play with Printables!

The public library is my happy place and this year my students are obsessed with books. My classroom is packed with book lovers, often during free choice, one or more children will be sitting reading book after book to themselves. It never ceases to make my heart fill with joy. Which makes celebrating Read Across America […]

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What Can You Do With An Empty Box? Creative Activity for Kids

This post is in partnership with Paramount Pictures Ever wonder where just a little imagination and an empty box will take you? One of my favorite things about working with young children is diving into imaginary worlds whether it’s on a playground pirate ship or classroom coffee shop. Pretend play is vital for children because […]

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Black History Month – Preschool Lesson Plan

February is Black History Month, and while I firmly believe that Black history is American history and deserves to be taught all 12 months of the year, I also think it’s worthwhile to shine an extra light on it during this month because for so long it was completely left in the dark. Now teaching […]

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Heart Shape Crafts & Activities for Preschool

During the month of February, we use the excitement of Valentine’s Day to focus some of our attention on shapes, specifically the heart shape. There are many ways of doing this but I love creating with our hands in some way, to allow my preschool students to manipulate the shapes as they craft something with […]

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Picture Books About Activism, Protest, and Standing Up for Others

Activism can mean going to marches holding signs, or it can simply be a child standing up and telling their friend what they just said is unkind. Like everything in education, we early childhood educators must take big ideas, huge goals, future skills and break them down into small easy to accept lessons. These books […]

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Snowmen at Night Toddler Art Project

In my classroom, the vast majority of the day is spent in free choice with fun hands-on activities, creative toys, and sensory explorations. We have a short circle time and a short group art time as well. While we usually also have art supplies out during free choice the group art time is normally an activity […]

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Gingerbread Man Activity for Circle Time

What I love about this gingerbread man activity for circle time is that you can easily adjust it to your classroom’s ability level when we do that it’s called differentiation and you can learn more about how to do that here. This simple gingerbread man activity can be used as a group activity or for […]

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Fill The Manger Nativity Activity for Preschool

I teach at a church preschool, and when I started there in 2014, it was the first time I’d ever even celebrated Christmas in a classroom let alone creating circle times that focus on the manger. Luckily, I taught Sunday school for years and fell back on that experience when it was time to create […]

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18 Snow Activities for Preschool

Winter is almost here, and it’s time to have fun in the snow… or with a snow theme if you are somewhere where snow is rare. These snow activities for preschool are great for the classroom or home. My 2 and 3 year olds from years past have loved these winter activities, and I can’t […]

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18 Snow Activities for Preschool

Winter is almost here, and it’s time to have fun in the snow… or with a snow theme if you are somewhere where snow is rare. These snow activities for preschool are great for the classroom or home. My 2 and 3 year olds from years past have loved these winter activities, and I can’t […]

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