Simple Science Experiment for Kids: What Melts in the Sun? - Frugal Fun For Boys and Girls
Our rainy, rainy spring has finally ended and now it’s HOT! We hit the high 90’s yesterday (haven’t hit 100 yet, so that’s good). The younger boys and I took advantage of the hot sun and did a simple science experiment with melting. This is SO easy and really interesting for the preschool and kindergarten […]
25+ Awesome Ideas You'll Love for Your Preschool Weather Theme | Fun-A-Day!
A collection of activities that are perfect for a preschool weather theme. These fun weather ideas would be great for kindergarten and homeschool, too!
Ten tips for keeping a journal in preschool
Thinking about starting up a journal with your students? There are many ways to approach the experience of keeping a journal in preschool. As you read about our journals, I hope you will be inspired to take what we do and run off in a direction that works best for your students. For today, I am
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Sensory Activities: 5 Games to Develop the Sense of Touch
Sensory play is important to brain development, not just for babies and toddlers but also for preschoolers, kindergarteners and children within the early years of school. Playful activities that develop each of the senses - touch, sight, hearing, smell and taste - need not be difficult or involve lots of fancy toys or resources, often…
Science in a Van loves visiting Early Childhood Education centres and at each centre we seem to discover something new! Here's some of them ... At Kumeu Montessori Preschool they have glued magnets on the back of guttering! Very clever idea for marble-runs or water play. Very easy to move around and lots of fun trying to create a 'flow' Kumeu Montessori were experimenting with floating and sinking as well as mixtures. The kids were soon asking to put all sorts of objects in the bottles to…
We used plastic bags (document wallets would have worked too) and pegged them to a washing line. The children all held their own bean while I showed them a book all about the cycle of bean growing, introducing end emphasising words like soak, swell, root, shoot, germinate and stressing the importance of water. They soaked their beans, discussed the difference, then wet a paper towel and added this and the bead to their bag. These bags have spaces to write their names. I snipped a tiny hole…