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What a fab idea from someone on Keeping Early Years Unique on FB. Mr Potato Head.

What a fab idea from someone on Keeping Early Years Unique on FB. Mr Potato Head.

Frog & Toad crafts @ The Virtual Vine The difference between a frog and a toad. I like the blue plate to represent the pond. I will have my kids illustrate the life cycke.

Frog & Toad crafts @ The Virtual Vine The difference between a frog and a toad. I like the blue plate to represent the pond. I will have my kids illustrate the life cycke.

Mix grass seed in with potting soil. Fill up a nylon. Tie into segments with string to make a 'caterpillar." Soak in water till saturated. Then let the kids spray it with water every day after and watch it grow. When the grass gets "too long" let the kids give it a "haircut."

Mix grass seed in with potting soil. Fill up a nylon. Tie into segments with string to make a 'caterpillar." Soak in water till saturated. Then let the kids spray it with water every day after and watch it grow. When the grass gets "too long" let the kids give it a "haircut."

Gardening Tuff Spot to compliment spring / gardening / growing topic. Let children explore planting their own seeds in this messy outdoor play tuff tray.

Gardening Tuff Spot to compliment spring / gardening / growing topic. Let children explore planting their own seeds in this messy outdoor play tuff tray.

Where do seeds come from investigation.... This started out as a tray with a whole butternut squash, tomatoes, peppers, cucumber, melon and pomegranate.... The children then cut each thing open to discover and collect the seeds from inside them....(the seeds have now been put to dry so they can be planted) once the seed investigation was complete the children had great fun just cutting!!

Where do seeds come from investigation.... This started out as a tray with a whole butternut squash, tomatoes, peppers, cucumber, melon and pomegranate.... The children then cut each thing open to discover and collect the seeds from inside them....(the seeds have now been put to dry so they can be planted) once the seed investigation was complete the children had great fun just cutting!!

Cress World Map Tuff Spot. Create a world map out of cress seeds to celebrate Earth Day.

Cress World Map Tuff Spot. Create a world map out of cress seeds to celebrate Earth Day.


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Jack and the Beanstalk Activity. STEM and sensory activity to go with the book!

Jack and the Beanstalk Activity: Build a Castle in the Clouds

INSTRUCTION: Using a variety of props (i.e. puppets and objects) to promote oral language development. To extend the most beloved stories in your classroom, have students retell these stories in small groups using puppets. These puppets serve as prompts to remember essential components of the story, as well as a visual to the child's story telling. This activity is great for all types of learners! Promotes vocabulary, sentence and narrative structure, oral speaking and language development.

Fairytale Storytelling Basket

INSTRUCTION: Using a variety of props (i.e. puppets and objects) to promote oral language development. To extend the most beloved stories in your classroom, have students retell these stories in small groups using puppets. These puppets serve as prompts to remember essential components of the story, as well as a visual to the child's story telling. This activity is great for all types of learners! Promotes vocabulary, sentence and narrative structure, oral speaking and language development.

Jack and the beanstalk inspired Finger Gym.  Green spaghetti in the dough. Carefully place the leaves and wheetos to build a beanstalk.

Jack and the beanstalk inspired Finger Gym. Green spaghetti in the dough. Carefully place the leaves and wheetos to build a beanstalk.

Jack and the Beanstalk sensory play. Build the Giant's castle in the clouds!

Jack and the Beanstalk sensory play. Build the Giant's castle in the clouds!

Jack and the Beanstalk day.  Measuring things using his footprint, dissecting the seeds, and writing sight words that hatched out of golden eggs.

Jack and the Beanstalk day. Measuring things using his footprint, dissecting the seeds, and writing sight words that hatched out of golden eggs.