• April preschool activities

    April Preschool Activities

    April is getting close, and with the Easter holiday at the end of the month, it’ll sneak right up on you! I wanted to share all of the great materials that are included in the April Month of Preschool set because there are a ton of Easter activities that you can use right now, along with other spring themes for the next month. Here is everything that you’ll get in this one amazing download: This April set is 242 pages of amazing resources! you can download a preview HERE for even more information.

  • 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…

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    Topics to Explore in Spring

    Spring offers so many relevant topics to explore, so I wanted to put together a list with some old favorites and some new ideas – we all need to shake things up every now and then. Doesn’t looking at this graphic just give you ALL the spring feels?! This also gave me a ton of new ideas, I’ve got some work to do! Here’s the full list of 30 different themes, the ones that I currently have resources available for are linked. 1. Rain 2. Gardening 3. Seeds 4. Flowers 5. St. Patricks day 6. Easter 7. Weather gear 8. Bugs 9. Wind 10. Plants 11. Water cycle 12. Recycling…

  • 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 – Earth Day Matching Book

    Happy Friday! I hope that you have a beautiful spring weekend for your Earth Day celebration! Today’s freebie is an Earth Day matching book from File Folder Heaven. This little book would be perfect for a center, individual, or small group activity.  Go download your copy and enjoy your weekend!

  • Earth Day Round Up

    If you are still planning your Earth Day lesson plans, or if you’re searching for activities to make the exploration last all week long, here are some of my past posts to inspire you! Quotes for Earth Day Earth Day Science Activities Earth Day Super Hero Masks Earth Day Graphing Freebie Make sure to check back tomorrow for another great freebie!

  • Practicing Conservation in Preschool

    Conservation can be an abstract concept for preschoolers, they haven’t had a lot of experience with the world around them, and it can be difficult to understand why they might need to save water or electricity.  There are some things that you can work on in the classroom to help children understand conservation practices and why they are important. Save paper scraps in a basket for children to use for cutting or collage projects Turn off the lights when you leave the room, or leave the lights of during certain parts of the day and enjoy natural lighting Use dry erase boards instead of printer paper Set up recycling bins…

  • Earth Day Recyclable Art

    Earth day is on Saturday and I am full of ideas for exploring conservation and natural resources! Today I wanted to share an opportunity for open-ended recyclable art.  Earth day is all about re-using materials instead of throwing them away, and using recyclables as materials for art is great way to encourage children to look at common objects in new ways and flex their imaginations. It’s also a fun way to  explore three dimensional art since recyclables lend themselves to sculpture. The key to open-ended art is to make sure that the children have all of the materials that they could need, and let them use them in any way…

  • Friday Freebie – Spring Opposites

    Happy Friday! I may have been quiet here this week but I have certainly been busy, and I’m so excited to share some fun new stuff with you! This freebie is perfect for Spring – Help your students practice their opposites with this Spring Opposites Cookie Sheet Activity from File Folder Heaven.  I love these activities, they are loo prep and can be used over and over. Go download yours and have a wonderful weekend!