Calm Down Bottles for the Classroom
One of the most important things that we can teach our preschoolers is how to self-regulate when they get too excited, anxious, or overly stimulated. A strategy that works well to help preschoolers regulate their emotions is to provide a quiet corner or nook that is stocked with "Calm Down" bottles.
As a toddler teacher, one of my favorite inexpensive toys to make is the sensory bottle: a plastic bottle (usually from water, Voss is my favorite brand, based on bottle shapes) filled an interesti…
Learning Numbers with Jelly
Play ideas, craft activities, preschool education ideas, messy play, sensory development for preschoolers, toddlers and Early Years.
Shaving Cream and Ice Messy Sensory Play
We had fun with colored shaving cream and colored ice during our Blue week in the Color of the Week Exploration Series! This was awesomely fun messy play! I filled these star shaped candy moulds with water and a drop or two of food coloring in each one, then stuck them in the freezer for a bit. The food coloring in these will stain hands when handling, but we played with them in the bath so it diluted the food coloring enough that the boys hands weren't stained. To prevent staining though…
Start A Fire
AMPLIFYING your ESL instruction is all about increasing comprehensible input for your students. In other words, ELLs learn best when you u...