Arctic Animal Picture-Word Cards

Arctic Animal Picture-Word Cards

Here is my newest set of picture-word cards to add to the Picture Word Cards collection. This set has 13 Arctic animal cards. These word cards would be useful to use along with books and songs about Arctic animals, such as The Three Snow Bears, by Jan Brett and Baby Beluga by Raffi. Using the cards in the classroom: You […]

Weather Print & Cut Graph

Weather Printable Graph

Here’s a Weather Graph you can print and cut for a simple and quick large group activity. You could use this with a Weather Theme or Winter Theme (or even a Summer theme for those of you who teach “Down Under”). Over the holiday break, I worked on a set of printable graphs that would be […]

Christmas Ornaments for Preschool Kids

Star Christmas Ornament for Kids to Make

Every year, my class makes these wooden star ornaments. I like these because being made of wood, they are more durable than construction paper ornaments, and will hopefully last through the years. The gold paint makes them look a little more “stylish” and hopefully something that a family will enjoy hanging on their tree. I […]

Toy Store Dramatic Play

Toy Shop Dramatic Play Center for Preschoolers

During this month of December, we have a Toy Store in our dramatic play area. Each month, I have been posting a different dramatic play center from our classroom, and so far, I’ve shared our Pizza Shop, Grocery Store, and Vet Office. I chose a Toy Store for December since during Christmas time, children are thinking […]

Weighing Gift Boxes

Weighing Gift Boxes: Preschool Math

This weight measuring activity can be a fun preschool center at Christmas time or anytime of the year. In this activity, children weigh gift boxes on a balance scale to see which weigh the most, least, or same. To set up this activity, you will need: Balance scale Marbles Small gift boxes, such as cardboard […]

Pizza Shop Dramatic Play

Dramatic Play Pizza Shop

During the month of November, we had a Pizza Shop set up in our Dramatic Play area. Last month, I posted our Grocery Store. We will also make real food mini pizzas as a cooking activity after Thanksgiving break. You can find that recipe on the Cooking Page. This is our Pizza Shop’s awning. Our […]

Writing Center Printables

Writing Center Printables for Pre-K Kids

Why do people write? These printables for your Pre-K Writing Center will help teach children the purposes for writing. People write to send messages on greeting cards and post cards, and people write for fun when they fill in crossword puzzles. Pre-writers can have fun spelling out their name with the Pasting Letters, and practice fine […]

Pretend Play Writing Printables

Pretend Play Writing Printables

These pretend play printables will encourage your prekinders to practice writing skills while playing. Most importantly, children have fun writing while they play, and they practice skills without even realizing! Here are six printables that can be used in your Dramatic Play Center and/or House Center. Children will practice writing letters and numerals with these printables as they […]

Texture Touch Boxes

Texture Touch Boxes

Here is a simple science center set-up that is inexpensive (or free) and quick. This activity is an exploration of the sense of touch and can be used with a unit on the Five Senses.   If you saw the Nature Touch Boxes I posted last year, this is the same idea with a slight twist: […]