Holidays

  • Preschool Patriotic Activities

    Memorial Day for Preschoolers

    I have an whole collection of Memorial Day resources that I wanted to share as we head into this long holiday weekend. Hopefully these will make your planning for the next week a little easier! Memorial Day Pinwheels Children’s Books for Memorial Day Patriotic Resource Round Up Patriotic Ribbon Wands Teaching Patriotism Connecting Your Class with Service Members Have a wonderful weekend!

  • Preschool Easter

    Preschool Easter Luncheon

    One of my favorite classroom memories is the year that the children begged to have a fancy Easter lunch at school. At the time we’d been exploring holidays, and as Easter got nearer we began to talk about the things that came to mind when they thought of the Easter holiday. One of them mentioned wearing fancy outfits and it took off from there. They helped us decide on “the right kind” of decorations for a fancy Easter lunch and we enlisted parents in helping us provide potluck items that were traditional for their families during this particular holiday celebration. Most importantly, the children planned their outfits meticulously. On the…

  • Teacher Easter

    Casual Easter Fashion and Accessories

    Easter is early this year, so it’s already time to start gathering all things pastel! These are the items that’ll help me ring in spring for sure. All are affiliate links, and items that I personally own or have used. Bunny T-shirt – This tee is understated and celebrates the more secular aspects of the holiday, making it perfect for the classroom. It comes in 3 different colors, so if pink isn’t your jam you can pick blue or purple. Bunny gift boxes – Seriously, how cute are these? What an easy way to share treats that still feels super festive. They come in a set of 12, and they…

  • Leprechaun trap supplies

    Making Leprechaun Traps

    Designing and building leprechaun traps has become one of our favorite traditions. I think the planning and creating is just as much fun as the anticipation of seeing if they’ll actually catch anything! This is one of those projects that really evokes my favorite memories of the kinds of activities that I loved as a child – the opportunity to use any and all materials to create something that I can see in my mind. That’s definitely a major reason that this stays on my plans year after year. Here are some of the supplies that I make sure to have available when it’s time to build our leprechaun traps:…

  • st patricks day clipart

    St. Patrick’s Day Clipart

    As I gear up for some St. Patrick’s Day shenanigans I’ve been using this clipart set nonstop! I thought I’d pop it back into the blog feed just in case you were in need of some cute St. Patrick’s day graphics too. You can find it in my TPT store and Etsy shop. Here’s how I used it in my planner last year:

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    Leprechaun Mischief in the Classroom

    St. Patrick’s day is one of those holidays that seems to sneak up on me. After the crazy that is all of February’s holidays, I tend to find myself a little unprepared for this one – have you ever tried to find rainbow colored snacks at 10pm the night before St. Patrick’s day, or is that just me? This usually means that some traditions related to this particular day get pushed aside. For me, that’s typically the mischief and shenanigans that the Leprechauns cause. This can be so much fun for the kids, though so finding ways to incorporate it can make the day even more magical. I try to…

  • preschool St. Patrick's Day centers

    Preschool St. Patrick’s Day Centers

    St. Patrick’s Day is such a fun holiday for little ones because it’s all about magic and mischief. This is the perfect day to get right into the fun with the children! Let’s take a look at some of the materials that I use for our St. Patrick’s day centers. Shamrock Observations – This set is designed to help children focus on small details, which is perfect when it comes to shamrocks and finding that elusive 4-leaf clover. There are images of a variety of different shamrocks, and then zoomed in images of the same shamrocks so that children can see if they can match these. There are also two paint-chip…

  • March preschool activities

    March Preschool Activities

    Can you believe it’s almost March?! February always flies by but I feel like this year was faster than ever. As we prepare to start a new month, I wanted to make sure that you had all of the help you need, and that includes a great big list of resources that you can access in one file. Here is everything that’s included in my March Month of Preschool set – oh, and just a note, the March set does NOT include Easter activities. All of the Easter materials are in the April set, so you may want to grab both sets (or the 12 month bundle at a discounted…

  • Day in the Life

    Celebrate Valentine’s Day with me!

    Happy Valentine’s Day! I thought I’d try something a little different today and give you a full picture of what my day looks like. Here’s how I’m celebrating the holiday all day long: We started the morning early because my girl was EXCITED. She’s old enough to remember past Valentine’s day celebrations and she knows that I always have some special gifts for her, and once she woke up there was no holding her back! We use these felt heart envelopes for Valentine gifts – ours are a few years old from the Target Dollar spot, but these are similar and available on Amazon (affiliate link). I love having this…

  • February preschool

    February Holidays for the Classroom

    February is my favorite month in the classroom – there are so many holidays and celebrations to explore in such a short time, it always seems to fly by! Here are the topics that I always make sure to cover: With all of this to cover we’ll definitely have a packed month of fun, and that’ll help this cold winter month pass quickly so that we can get even closer to spring!