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30+ Toddler Indoor Activities that are Super Fun

Inside: These toddler indoor activities are the perfect solution when you cannot get outside. Fun ideas that engage young children at school and at home! You are stuck indoors. Your 2 year old is bouncing off the wall. You need to put something together now! Yep, many of us have experienced this. Especially where I… […]

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17 Fun Preschool Valentine’s Activities that Build Skills

Inside: Looking for fun preschool Valentine’s activities? Each of these are hands-on and build skills. Comes with free printables, too! As soon as a holiday comes around, we teachers are looking for crafts. Now, don’t get me wrong. I do engage my preschoolers in crafts from time to time. But that’s not what I want… […]

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Activities for the Toddler and Preschool Valentines Theme

Inside: Looking for some fun Valentines theme ideas? Check out what we did in our toddler and preschool classroom. Plus, I’ve included a free feelings packet printable that we used at our exploration table! Once we end our series of winter themes, we move into the Valentines theme. While we do talk about our feelings throughout… […]

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How to Put Together Activities for the Toddler and Preschool Hibernation Theme

Inside: The toddler preschool hibernation theme is a perfect time to talk about temperature and where animals go when it’s cold outside. Invite your children to climb into a pretend bear’s den, make a cave out of paper bowls, and read some fun bear books! During January not only do we explore snow, ice, and… […]

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Toddler and Preschool Penguin Theme Ideas

 Inside:  There are so many fun toddler and preschool penguin theme ideas! We not only made penguins, but we also explored them at the light table and the exploration table. We even had fun dancing like penguins! Free printables are included.   After kicking off the winter season with our snow and ice theme, we… […]

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Toddler and Preschool Snow and Ice Theme Ideas

Inside: We love to kick off winter with a toddler and preschool snow and ice theme. Even if the temperature in your area is mild, these activities will invite your children to experience cold with fun hands-on ideas. Free printables included! When we return from winter break we jump into our snow and ice theme…. […]

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Preschool Winter Art Using Marbles and Paint (Free Printable)

Inside: This preschool winter art activity is all about the process of painting mittens with marbles in a bag. Comes with a free mitten printable, too! Our toddlers and preschoolers love painting in a bag. Because of this, we’ve done different versions. You might recall our marble painting in freezer bags. And recently we had… […]

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Favorite Toddler and Preschool Winter Songs for the Classroom

Inside: Here’s my collection of favorite toddler and preschool winter songs. They are fun to sing during circle time, while in the middle of a transition, or any time you just want to get those winter wiggles out! Before each season or holiday begins, I like to have an assortment of related songs ready to… […]

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25 Preschool Penguin Activities that are Fun! (Free Printables)

Inside: This collection of 25 preschool penguin activities is full of useful ideas for your winter time themes. Includes free penguin printables! Penguins are an animal that I find myself just as fascinated with today as when I was a kid first learning about them. Their ability to keep their egg carefully balanced on their feet for… […]

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How to Create Easy Gingerbread Art Using Golf Balls and Paint

Inside: Looking for a fun gingerbread art activity for toddlers and preschoolers? This process art method uses golf balls and paint! Free printable included. If you are looking for activities to go with the gingerbread theme, you’ve got to try this easy gingerbread art. Ditch the paintbrushes and use golf balls! Wait, what? Golf balls?… […]

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How to Put Together a Toddler and Preschool Gingerbread Theme

Inside: How to put together a toddler and preschool gingerbread theme that is full of fun hands-on activities. Free printables included! The gingerbread theme is always a favorite for December. This could be a good alternative for those who don’t include Christmas in their classrooms, as you don’t need to add any holiday to this… […]

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The ABCs of the Third Trimester (Funny Printable Pregnancy Affirmations!) | Mother Rising

The third trimester can be one of the most challenging times in a woman’s life.  She is swollen, not sleeping well, busting out of her maternity clothes, and may even be experiencing a lot of heartburn.  At some point the dread of giving birth is far outweighed by the need to “get the baby out“… […]

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Setting Up the Jingle Bell Theme for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Inside: The jingle bell theme is the perfect opportunity to add extra music and movement to the toddler and preschool classroom, as well as magnetic activities. Check out all the fun activities we did! We kick off the holiday season with a jingle bell theme that also includes magnetic activities. This year I found some… […]

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How to Make a Toddler Thankful Banner for Thanksgiving

Inside: Create a simple toddler thankful banner using colorful leaves, glue, and pom poms. A festive decoration to hang in the classroom! Comes with free printable labels. Thanksgiving is the time to focus on what we are thankful for, but this can be hard for toddlers to grasp. You might have already experienced asking them what… […]

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Setting Up the Thanksgiving Theme for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Inside: The Thanksgiving theme is a good time to talk about what you are thankful for, as well as having fun with turkey crafts and pretend play. Come see how we’ve set up our toddler and preschool classroom! Each year we close our fall units with a Thanksgiving theme. We focus on what we are… […]

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How to Make a Toddler Turkey Craft with Watercolors and Feathers

Inside: This toddler turkey craft can be adapted for younger and older toddlers, and even preschoolers. A fun way to work fine motor skills during the Thanksgiving theme. Every year I love doing a different turkey craft. We’ve done them with tissue paper circles and popsicle sticks, coffee filters and pipettes, as well as different… […]

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How to Make a Colorful Fall Leaf Suncatcher with Toddlers

Inside: Toddlers love making this fall leaf suncatcher, and it’s a great way to strengthen fine motor skills. They add so much color to the window, too! Fall is so colorful, so I always want to add more of it to our classroom. We are lucky to have huge windows and I love being able… […]

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Creating a Classroom Pumpkin Theme Curriculum for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Inside: Looking for some fun pumpkin theme curriculum ideas you can do with your toddlers and preschoolers? Come see how we’ve set up our classroom with lots of fun activities! October and Halloween mean adding pumpkins to our toddler and preschool classroom. There are so many fun and engaging activities that you can add to… […]

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How to Make Simple Pumpkin Prints with Toddlers and Preschoolers

Inside: It’s super easy to make pumpkin prints and only requires a few materials. This activity is a fun fine motor activity for toddlers and preschoolers and comes with a free pumpkin printable! Fall means pumpkins, and our toddlers and preschoolers LOVE the pumpkin activities we do in the classroom. You might recall our spin… […]

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How to Make Easy Forest Animal Puppets with Preschoolers

Inside: These forest animal puppets are so easy to make, and we’ve even given you free printables. Simply add a craft stick and invite your preschoolers to use them as a prop during circle time! Using props during circle time is the secret to keeping them engaged. In fact, I’ve discussed this in my most… […]

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