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Customizable Name Practice Activities
What’s in a name? The very first word children desire to read and write is the one that is the most important to them – their own name!  These printable name practice activities are geared especially for little learners to do just that. Easy to Customize Teachers often don’t have much time. These name practice... Read More » The post Customizable Name Practice Activities appeared first on Play to Learn.
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Unicorn Fizz – A Magical Way to Practice Fine Motor Skills
Fun and learning don’t have to be difficult for the teacher to be effective!  This super-simple science experiment takes only a few supplies to set up and will engage your students…all while sneaking in some science and fine-motor skills.  It’s truly “magical!” Materials needed: plate, bowl, or foil trays (link to amazon) boxes of baking... Read More » The post Unicorn Fizz – A Magical Way to Practice Fine Motor Skills appeared first on Play to Learn.
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Shape Train Interactive Bulletin Board
Bulletin boards are not just for display! This interactive shape bulletin board is a fun and engaging way to teach 2D shape identification and sorting. The adorable train cars and easy train track tape make it a popular learning center in any preschool classroom. Bulletin boards at a child-friendly height can be used to develop... Read More » The post Shape Train Interactive Bulletin Board appeared first on Play to Learn.
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Painted Canvas – Gift from Kids
It’s so stressful each year to think of the perfect Christmas gift for kids to make for their families! It has to be kid-made, reasonably priced, easy to create, and be adorable too. So much stress!! No worries, though. This Painted Canvas Christmas Gift that kids can make for their families is amazing. Even when... Read More » The post Painted Canvas – Gift from Kids appeared first on Play to Learn.
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Organize Classroom Supplies in 5 Steps
Does your classroom feel like it’s straight from an episode of “Hoarders”? Do you waste time looking for supplies or waste money buying supplies that you already have but can’t find? We’ve all been there! Running a classroom full of students is tough, but having everything well organized makes it a little bit easier. Classroom... Read More » The post Organize Classroom Supplies in 5 Steps appeared first on Play to Learn.
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Feel the Music – Teaching Preschoolers about Sound Vibrations
Through music, we learn to listen carefully and to pay attention. We practice cause and effect and trial and error. We compare instruments and sounds. We feel the music in our ears, on our hands, and through our bodies. Music makes us smarter. Feel the Vibe Introduce children to the guitar.  Allow them to touch... Read More » The post Feel the Music – Teaching Preschoolers about Sound Vibrations appeared first on Play to Learn.
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Spill Station
“OOPS!” Probably the most common phrase uttered by every preschooler, it can induce sweaty palms, racing heart, and rising blood pressure. But it doesn’t need to be this way. Mistakes happen. That’s just part of life.  The most important lesson any person can have is how to clean up a mistake that they have made.  Taking... Read More » The post Spill Station appeared first on Play to Learn.
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Pet Rocks
Play to Learn 18-11-2017 20:46
Pet Rocks
This process art project really rolls with the hot new trend of painted rocks! They’re turning up everywhere, as marketing, as a way to get a message across, or just as a way to pep up a dull spot in a garden. Students can join in the trendy fun with these amazing painted “pet rocks.”... Read More » The post Pet Rocks appeared first on Play to Learn.
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Paint and Color Theory
Preschool is a fantastic time for hands-on learning.  And nothing is more hands-on than finger-painting!  Part science project, part artistic expression,  and part sensory experience, this activity gives students first-hand experience with the science of color theory. Setting Up for Success Art smocks are a must.  It’s best to not have to worry about the... Read More » The post Paint and Color Theory appeared first on Play to Learn.
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Sensory Processing Disorder
Dear Preschool Teacher, I am so excited for my first day of preschool! I can’t wait to make friends, to play with toys, and learn new things – I feel like a big kid now. But I’m also really scared. Because, well, I’m different. And I’m scared you won’t understand me. I have Sensory Processing... Read More » The post Sensory Processing Disorder appeared first on Play to Learn.
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