Jack and the Beanstalk Activity: Build a Castle in the Clouds
Evan loves Jack and the Beanstalk so I thought it would be fun to build a castle in the clouds like the story. This STEM and sensory activity was the perfect extension for the book.
Mrs. Blair's Pig Pen
So, last week was Pet Week, and the next week was... Farm Week! I wanted to come up with a fun craft/art for the kids to do, that would tie in with the theme, but be something that we could hang on the wall and show off to their parents. I remembered this craft we made one time (in church or school, or with my mom- who knows!) where we made animals with clothespin legs. I wanted the kids to cut out the pieces, because we're learning shapes, and practicing fine motor skills, like cutting. I…
Construction Site Classroom Role-Play Area Photo
A super Construction Site classroom role-play area photo contribution. Great ideas for your classroom!
Deanna McLennan Ph.D (@McLennan1977)
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Sensory Small World Construction Site: built up walls on my IKEA lack table, got a whole heap of cheap beans and leftovers from the woodwork table. Added some toy diggers. Investigations.
Fairy Tales - The 3 Little Pigs
The first story we read during our Fairy Tale Unit was The 3 Little Pigs. The kids helped me decorate simple cardboard cut...
Goldilocks & the Three Bears - Story Box
"Goldilocks & The Three Bears" is one of our favourite books. When we read the book together Minnie loves to join in with the repeated refrains, & gets so excited when the bears return to their house with Goldilocks still inside! This is the version we have been reading together I've used story sacks at school & wanted to create something similar for Minnie, so with a little hunt around the house I found some props to add to our 'Story Box'! Goldilocks & The Three Bears Story Box The Three…
Messy Play for Matilda Mae: Construction Site
Today I wanted to reuse our messy farm materials to make a messy construction site. When I was planning it out last night I realised that to make the best of this experience I would need three thin…
Continuous Provision Planning
Planning for Continuous Provision can be very time consuming and what gets written on paper often doesn't translate into actual practice. I have been working with a number of schools and settings…
Paper Plate Wolf - Children's Book Inspired Kid Craft Idea
Cute and easy wolf craft. This would be great for Peter and the Wolf or for dramatizing Little Red Riding Hood.:
Little Red Riding Hood Sensory Bin
Jada want's to be Little Red Riding Hood for Halloween so I decided to put together a Sensory Bin in the same theme. I planned to add a house, basket etc but there is just no room in this bin. Maybe next time I used rice dyed green, pinecones, wood trees, mushrooms, white rocks a peg doll and a wolf. Thanks for looking and please see my sidebar for all the great blogs I link up to:) I appreciate your comments