Early years

I love learning through play! The opportunities are endless. Here are some lovely ideas in all areas of the curriculum. I also love using loose parts, they provide so many opportunities for open ended learning
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Fort made from hula-hoop and shower curtain, just hook the rings on the hoop!!

Fort made from hula-hoop and shower curtain, just hook the rings on the hoop! Great indoors and outdoors, love thisfort made from hula-hoop and shower curtain, just hook the rings on the hoop! Great indoors and outdoors,

Early Childhood Themes...thematic activities for preschoolers and kindergarten

Themes

For Owen Early Childhood Themes.thematic units for preschoolers and kindergarten children. Has links to activities for each theme

Ten Frame Practice from Kate's Kindergarten: Morning Meeting Time

Tens frame practice at calendar time using Velcro and counters.going to add this to my calendar wall. Great way to practice representing sets in ten frame format. Check out 10 frame smartboard game on illuminations website.

pipe cleaners cut short with a number taped to the end.  Children thread the right number of beads on each one

Maybe not for Jordan because he will stick the bead up his nose! Pipe cleaners cut short with a number taped to the end. Have the kids feed the same number of pony beads onto the pipe cleaners. GREAT for one-to-one correspondence and fine motor skills!

Watercolor Art Activity for Kids Inspired by How to Catch a Star

Watercolor Art Activity for Kids Inspired by How to Catch a Star

Watercolor and Salt Art Activity to go with the Story How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers~ Buggy and Buddy ELA point to pictures in a picture book. ELA visually engage with a book. Age group 5 year old or kindergarten.

Writing and mark making in fairy dust

Sensory Writing in Fairy Dust

Make a star dust sensory writing tray to create a magical and exciting early writing experience for young children! Fine motor skills and sensory play too.

Writing and mark making in fairy dust

Sensory Writing in Fairy Dust

Make a star dust sensory writing tray to create a magical and exciting early writing experience for young children! Fine motor skills and sensory play too.

Elmer Elephant made from milk bottle / milk carton.  Fabulous Pre-school / Kindergarten craft idea with step by step how to guide

Elmer the elephant craft recycled from a plastic milk jug, tissue paper and googly eyes - adorable. Each student glues a piece of tissue paper.

Apple Seed Math Game for Preschoolers

Math Activities: Apple Seed Math . Adventures in Learning . PBS Parents

Apple Seed Math Game for Preschoolers. Would Make a great project for the threes as well.

Erupting moon dust - A recipe for play and prewriting exercise that your children will beg to do again and again!

Erupting moon dust sensory tray ~This is a fun activity for literacy, science and sensory based play;

More Than Building: 10 fabulous Duplo block activity ideas

10 Fun Activities with Duplo Blocks

Teacher's Pet – Ideas & Inspiration for Early Years (EYFS), Key Stage 1 (KS1) and Key Stage 2 (KS2) | Chalk Table

things to do with an ikea table - paint with chalkboard paint, cut hole, insert chalk bin, have fun - future playroom idea

30 ways to make math fun for kids - hands-on math activities

30+ Ways to Make Math Fun and Mom's Library #68

Ways to Make Math Fun with math games, free printables, hands on activities, cooking and more!

story stones handpainted rocks childrens by CraftingConnections, $35.00

story stones, hand-painted rocks, childrens literacy, art stones, tell me a story. Cool new idea. Everywhere you go find a stone. Gather the stone(s) and when you get back home paint them to match the memories!

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