• April preschool lesson plans

    A full month of preschool lesson plans!

    Have you grabbed your copy of A Month of Preschool for April yet?! Four weeks of April preschool lesson plans, art ideas, dramatic play plans, and printable activities – and this month has an exclusive social emotional lesson that you can only get in this set: Children will build confidence and understanding of themselves as they put together this flower! The activity comes in two options – a cut and paste, or a color and write: These monthly sets are everything that I’ve used in my own classroom, printable and meant to make your life easier. I hope that you’ll try April’s because I’ve got a ton of new stuff…

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    Easter Art Projects

    Here’s a collection of the art projects that we’ve been working on for Easter. The classics are classics for a reason, and the woven placemats were especially a hit! We used a mixture of shaving cream and white glue to paint these soft bunnies. For the bows we added a little food coloring. We also mixed some shaving cream and food coloring, then dipped paper egg cutouts to create swirled patterns on the eggs. Finally, we used the leftover strips from our placemats to make a paper chain. The colors are all super happy and the finished products remind me of my favorite projects from my own childhood. That’s what…

  • Favorite Easter Traditions

    I can’t let Easter sneak by without sharing my favorite Easter traditions! Check out these posts for some super fun ideas for your upcoming celebration: Egg Decorating Without the Mess My Favorite Easter Books Easter Bunny Trail Mix Easter Traditions for Preschool Easter Writing Centers Easter Math Activities Last Minute Easter Basket Ideas Easter Printables for Preschool Maybe you’ll find your new favorite Easter tradition in this collection of fun activities!

  • Friday Freebie – Bunny Hop Song

    Happy Friday! There is just something about a holiday weekend that makes the weekend even more fun.  Today’s freebie is a cute little activity that you can use with your class, send home for your families to try, or use with the children at your own Easter celebration! This adorable Easter Movement Song from That Fun Reading Teacher is on a poster that children can color themselves.  I’m sure that your students would love to share this with their families over the weekend so download your copy and send some home! Have a wonderful weekend!

  • Egg Decorating without the Mess

    While I love the entire egg-dying experience and welcome any sort of mess in the classroom, I can certainly appreciate that there are situations and environments where a neater approach is necessary. There are plenty of ways to decorate eggs without ruining your clothes, furniture, or carpet. Here are some great options: Draw on warm eggs with crayons Dye eggs with tissue paper and water Glue dots and glitter make beautiful polka dot eggs Decorate eggs with washi tape Offer children stickers to decorate their eggs with All of these fun ideas offer egg dying opportunities without the mess – hopefully they will save you a little time and sanity!

  • My Favorite Easter Books

    It’s been a while since I’ve done a book round up, so I wanted to share some of my favorites for Easter.  The best thing about these books is that they make great classroom read-alouds and they’re perfect for adding to Easter baskets. All links are affiliates. There’s no shortage of Easter books out there, but I tend to lean towards the classics, such as: The Easter Egg by Jan Brett Rechenka’s Eggs by Patricia Polacco It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown by Charles Schulz Max’s Chocolate Chicken by Rosemary Wells Easter by Gail Gibbons The Complete Adventures of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter There Was an Old Lady Who…

  • Easter Snack – Bunny Trail Mix

    Even  if you aren’t planning an Easter party, it’s always fun to add a little excitement to your day with a special snack.  I love to make snack mix with preschoolers for a couple of reasons: None of the ingredients have to be measured or cooked, just dump it all in a great big bowl and stir it up! It is really easy for families to help bring in supplies because they only have to get a bag of this or a box of that.  You aren’t asking for a ton of stuff and they don’t have to sort or seperate any of it.   The other really great thing…

  • Friday Freebie – Easter Bunny Glyph

    Happy Friday! I know that it isn’t Easter yet, but I am so ready – or maybe I’m just ready to bust out the Easter candy, so bring it on! Today’s freebie is a super cute Easter activity that you can still use before Easter.  This Easter Bunny Glyph from Lauren Nye is a great way for children to explore similarities and differences, and parents love to look at the key and see what their children chose for each category.  This makes it a great conversation starter too! Download your copy and have a wonderful weekend!

  • Easter Traditions for Preschool

    There are certain activities that I always looked forward to doing with my students when certain holidays rolled around.  Easter is no exception, and there are three activities that I made sure to include on my lesson plans every single year: Dying Easter Eggs – even when I taught toddlers I loved to share this with my students. I know that it can be a colossal mess, but my classroom has always been the safe place to make messes.  At home it’s hard to fully experience this messy activity so I love to give my students this opportunity.  Dying eggs the traditional way – vinegar and little dye tablets –…

  • Easter Writing Centers

    There are so many Easter-themed activities out there, I’m sure that just a quick Pinterest search would fill your lesson plan for the next two weeks.  Unfortunately, to find the great ideas you generally have to sift through all of the duds, and the ads.  So this week I’m going to do the work for you, I’ll be rounding up all of the best Easter activities so that you’ve got them all in one place! It is so much easier to put together writing center activities when you have a theme that children really want to write about.  Holidays are the perfect themes because little ones are already excited about…