Transition to Small Group

Classroom Transitions: Small Group

Making transitions from one activity to another in the classroom often takes some trial and error. Transitions are an important part of our day in pre-k, even though they seem like minor moments that don’t even make it onto our written schedule. Recently I got emails from teachers asking me how we transition to small group. I thought it might […]

Worms Play Dough Math Mats

Worms Play Dough Math Mats

In time for Spring and Earth Day, I’m sharing these play dough counting mats with worms in the dirt! Your prekinders will enjoy practicing math and fine motor skills while making something creepy! Look for more of these play dough mats on my play dough math mats page. To prepare these play dough mats, I print them on […]

Weighing and Comparing Rocks

What's Lighter than a Rock? science experiment for preschool kids

What preschool kid doesn’t enjoy collecting rocks? Here’s an integrated science and math activity where kids have the opportunity to work with one of their favorite treasures. This is an activity you can have in your science center, or it could be used as a small group activity. For this activity, you’ll need a balance scale, rocks collected […]

Weather Picture-Word Cards

Weather Word Cards

This set of Weather Picture Word Cards can be added to your Writing Center during a Weather Theme. I have included all kinds of weather, with words like sunny, cloudy, stormy, as well as blizzard, flood, hurricane, the four seasons, and others. There are a total of 20 words. Find more word card sets in the Picture Word […]

Dinosaur Play Dough Mats

Dinosaur Play Dough Math Mats

These Dinosaur Play Dough Counting Mats will help your pre-k kids learn counting skills while playing and exercising their fine motor muscles. These will go great with a Dinosaur Theme. You can also find many more Play Dough Mats here. To prepare these mats, just print and either laminate or slip them in clear page […]

Post Office Dramatic Play

Post Office Mailbag

This month, we have a Post Office in our dramatic play center. February is a good month for this because the children “deliver mail” on Valentine’s Day, so it ties in well. Look for more of my Dramatic Play centers here — I’ve been sharing one each month this year. At the bottom of this post, I will […]

Dinosaur Picture-Word Cards

Dinosaur Picture Word Cards Printable

The newest set of picture-word cards for the Picture Word Cards collection is the much-requested dinosaurs set! There are actually two sets. One set has 12 dinosaur cards with their looong names and pictures. The other set has a variety of words related to dinosaurs (egg, bone, claw, volcano, etc.) which are shorter and probably easier for prekinder kids. However, […]

Valentine Books for Preschool Kids

Valentine Books for Pre-K and Preschool

Here are some favorite picture books about Valentines Day for Pre-K kids. I only list books my Pre-K students and I truly enjoy and find educational. Visit the Valentine Activities page for lots of Preschool & Pre-K lesson ideas. Search for these at your library or click the book covers to go to Amazon. All book links are […]

Valentines Play Dough Mats

Valentine Queen of Hearts Play Dough Mats

Here are some Valentine’s Day Play Dough Counting Mats that will help your prekinders practice math and fine motor skills during your Valentines theme. You can find more counting mats on my play dough math mats page. I decided to create these mats with The Queen of Hearts since my class learns the nursery rhyme during February. With my class, I print these […]

Bakery Dramatic Play

Bakery Dramatic Play Center: chalkboard signs

Our Dramatic Play Bakery Shop has been a fun center for the children to learn and play this month in January. Each month, I have been posting dramatic play centers from our classroom. Look for more Dramatic Play centers here. This is the front of our Bakery. I changed our awning to blue and white (this is bulletin […]