Fall Into First: Guess Who? Tooth Edition Hey All! Time to prepare for Science Night! Science Night is a big deal at our school and we spend so much time preparing for it. I thought I would share some ideas and information so you can take a look at this fun event. Free LEGO Printables and 70+ LEGO Learning Activities My kids had lots of LEGOS when they were growing up. I always thought LEGOS were great for logic, architectural skills, problem-solving skills, and collaborative experiences, although we didn’t use them for focused learning activities. Now there are LOTS of amazing activities online for using LEGOS specifically for hands-on learning activities.
Kindergarten Worksheets - Free Printables for Kindergarten Kindergarten worksheets are a great way to help your child practice core concepts and skills. Ours feature simple instructions and designs that appeal to both parents and teachers. Your kindergartener will practice and learn new letters, begin to write and read sight words, count, perform simple addition, and more. Kindergarten worksheets get your child to develop foundational skills for math, reading, writing, and more. Make the most of your kindergartener's worksheet time by following the suggestions below:
Montessori-Inspired Solar System Unit and World Space Week 2012 Blog Hop Today I want to share some Montessori-inspired solar system printables and activities from around the blogosphere. I’ll just add activities from posts published after my Montessori-Inspired Astronomy Activities post unless they’re sun-related activities and printables in my Montessori-Inspired Star and Constellation Unit or moon-related activities and printables in my Montessori-Inspired Moon Unit. I’ll save the Montessori Great Lessons for another post. Montessori-Inspired Solar System Printables Spring Flower Fine Motor Tray Activity This super simple spring activity packs some wonderful skill practice for both hand eye coordination and fine motor skills. As children find and fit the flowers into the holes they are using their hand eye coordination skills and as they pinch the stem and press them into the floral foam under the colander they are giving their fine motor skills a workout. Gather your materials. You will need a colander, some bunches of artificial flowers, scissors, and floral foam in a half circle shape.
What the Teacher Wants!: 2 DIY Projects: Pop of Color and Mason Jar Storage Michael's Craft Store contacted me a little while ago about participating in their back to school Create2Educate Sweepstakes program! I was thrilled to have the chance to be involved! The projects that I planned were all centered around the the idea of cute and functional storage! (This post contains affiliate links.)
2 Ingredient Cloud Dough - happy hooligans - flour and baby oil 2 Ingredient Cloud-Dough: the ultimate sensory dough! Cloud dough requires only 2 common household ingredients, and it’s ready in minutes. It smells heavenly, and it’s a delight to run your fingers through! I’m a sucker for a good, homemade sensory play recipe, and this flour and baby oil Cloud dough is something I’ve been waiting all winter to make! Printing with bubble mitts I just love bubble wrap painting or printing. The texture and the designs that can be explored and created by using this material is wonderful. As part of our study on bubbles, we did a little printing with our homemade bubble mitts… We made our bubble mitts by folding over a rectangular length of bubble wrap and stapling the edges together – leaving an opening on one end of the mitt for a hand to fit through… At the table, the children found the bubble mitts, paint, paintbrushes, and paper… The children placed a bubble mitt over their hand, then used the other hand to paint over the mitt with any color or combination of colors they wished…
DIY Cosmic Nesting Boxes It’s difficult for young children to understand their relationship to the larger world – and to the universe especially. Cosmic nesting cubes, map towers, and “Me on the Map” activities are great ways for them to gain a better understanding. While these aren’t all specific Montessori activities, they are very Montessori-compatible and would fit in well with a Montessori program or homeschool. Following are some great ideas I found online.
Forever in Fifth Grade: Show & Tell Tuesday-Spring is Coming! It's time once again for Show & Tell Tuesday! This post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Thank goodness spring is almost here! We had four surprise snow days in the last couple weeks, and I thoroughly enjoyed them. It's so nice getting some extra time at home to get things done.
Leak Proof Bag Science Experiment for Kids This leak proof bag science experiment is sure to WOW your kids! All you need is two household supplies and you can do this water experiment with your kids too. This post contains affiliate links. Lately, the kids and I have been doing lots of neat science experiments. They both love them and even ask if we can do another science experiment all the time. Some of our favorites have been this lava lamp experiment and this cloud in a jar experiment. Grid Games for Preschool Math Here are some new Grid Games I have added to go with the Themes, so all of the themes now have a grid game to go with them. Need directions for these games? Find directions and more grid games at this link! Elephant Grid Game 10 Spaces Elephant Grid Game 20 Spaces Lion Grid Game 10 Spaces