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Learn how to Count with this Fun Butterfly Activity

Inside: Teach simple counting during your spring theme with this fun butterfly activity for toddlers and preschoolers. Free butterfly counting printable included! Work on simple counting skills during your butterfly theme with this super simple activity. Toddlers work on matching the butterflies while young preschoolers can work on counting and number recognition. A fun way… […]

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10+ Easter Ideas Using Plastic Eggs

Inside: Wondering what to do with all those leftover plastic eggs? Here are 10+ Easter ideas that build a variety of skills! Plastic eggs are popular for Easter egg hunts and Easter baskets. But did you know they can also be used to build an assortment of skills? Skills such as Math Literacy Fine Motor… […]

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Easy Toddler Easter Bags with Free Printable Labels

Inside: Put together easy toddler Easter Bags that they will love making! The process involves cookie cutters and lots of stamping onto bags. Add handles and the free printable bunny labels and they are ready for an egg hunt! Finding Easter ideas that are toddler friendly can be a challenge. Am I right? If you’ve… […]

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Setting Up the Classroom for the Gardening Theme

Inside: This week we are setting up the toddler and preschool classroom for the gardening theme. We will have lots of hands-on, playful learning activities that relate to nature and gardening, including a flower market! I love it when our themes seamlessly join, such as when we move from our butterfly theme to our gardening… […]

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How to Create Rainbow Collage Art for Classroom Display

Inside: Get the entire group of preschoolers busy with this rainbow collage art. This activity strengthens color recognition skills and makes a lovely piece for classroom display! As we enter spring, I like to add a variety of color activities to our rainbow theme. We’ve spun rainbows, we hung them, we’ve even driven cars through… […]

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10 Spring Math Activities for Preschoolers

Inside: This collection of spring math activities go perfectly with the spring theme. Each one works number recognition and counting skills that can be done with preschoolers at home or in the classroom setting. Spring is in the air and I am so excited! I love everything about this season – the frogs croaking in… […]

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Toddler Shamrock Collage Art for St. Patrick’s Day

Inside: This toddler shamrock collage art is perfect for young children because it’s open-ended, easy to set up, and fun to do. A great way to use recycled paper scraps! Our toddlers love to paint, and painting with glue is no exception. They don’t really care what they are pressing into the glue, they just… […]

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Toddler and Preschool Shamrock Color Mixing Activity

Inside: This toddler and preschool shamrock color mixing activity is all about the process using a salad spinner. A super easy and fun process art idea that is perfect for the St. Patrick’s Day theme! I bet you never thought of using a salad spinner at the art table, am I right? Many years ago… […]

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15+ Shamrock Activities Toddlers and Preschoolers Love

Inside: Looking for shamrock activities? Toddlers and preschoolers will love these hands-on ideas that include art, math, and fine motor! There are so many fun ways to add shamrocks to your St. Patrick’s Day activities! Actually, more than I even realized until I started poking around Pinterest. While so many of them can be adult-led… […]

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Putting Together the Toddler and Preschool Community Helpers Theme

Inside: During our community helpers theme, we focused on the post office and firefighters, since those can be most meaningful for this age group. Come see how we set up our toddler and preschool classroom with fun activities. Free printables included! What do you want to be when you grow up? The community helpers theme… […]

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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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