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Sweet Maple Scented Play Dough
With all of the enticing aroma and none of the super-stickiness, this maple scented play dough makes a sweet addition to the sensory supplies! It only takes a few easily found ingredients and a couple of minutes to create! Prepping the Maple Play Dough Start with the BEST play dough recipe base ever. 1 cup... Read More » The post Sweet Maple Scented Play Dough appeared first on Play to Learn.
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Transportation Circle Time and Activities for Preschoolers
Cars, trucks, planes, trains, and more – many preschoolers love the topic of transportation! Something about the way we get around is genuinely fascinating to little ones. Every student has at least some knowledge of transportation, even if they don’t know the word itself! Begin by asking students how they arrived at school – did... Read More » The post Transportation Circle Time and Activities for Preschoolers appeared first on Play to Learn.
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Art Books to Inspire Preschoolers
Teaching art to preschoolers doesn’t have to be all about fingerpaints and crayons. These inspiring art books for preschoolers are tremendous for teaching all of the different aspects of art. Even young preschool students can appreciate the varied styles and techniques of some of the world’s most famous artists. These gorgeous picture books help explain... Read More » The post Art Books to Inspire Preschoolers appeared first on Play to Learn.
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Farm Directed Drawing
Preschool students should be encouraged to engage in process art, free drawing, painting at the easel, and sensory play. As they become more confident with their fine motor skills (pencil grasp, hand-eye coordination), their drawings will begin to resemble more recognizable objects. When this happens, it’s a great time for teachers to offer a directed... Read More » The post Farm Directed Drawing appeared first on Play to Learn.
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Rainbow Color Activities for Preschoolers
Preschoolers live life in rainbow color. The bright, bold colors are a natural invitation to explore and play. And where there is playing, there is a learning opportunity, of course! These amazing activities are sure to brighten the classroom as well as the students’ faces. Rainbow Color Theory Activities Students are full of natural curiosity,... Read More » The post Rainbow Color Activities for Preschoolers appeared first on Play to Learn.
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Rainbow Confetti Scissor Skills Practice
"Rainbow Confetti" is a party in the making! Students practice fine motor skills AND create art - something definitely worth celebrating! The post Rainbow Confetti Scissor Skills Practice appeared first on Play to Learn.
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Spring Circle Time Activities
Butterflies, bunnies, ducks, frogs, and weather - this Spring Circle Time unit is perfect for celebrating all of the new beginnings that springtime brings. The post Spring Circle Time Activities appeared first on Play to Learn.
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Spring Counting Mats
Here is some springtime fun that students can really count on! These two easy spring counting mats are a great way to bring a little color and sunshine to the math center! Math is an abstract concept, and attaching meaning to numbers is a skill that emerges in preschool. One-to-one correspondence is the ability to... Read More » The post Spring Counting Mats appeared first on Play to Learn.
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Spring Centers for Preschoolers
Spring centers have a way of making the classroom look and feel brighter – even if the weather is not cooperating yet! Try these hands-on activities with your preschoolers. Spring Center Ideas for Art Colorful Rainbow Painting Spring is all about bright colors! Colorful tempera paint sticks create a low-mess (really, is anything with preschool... Read More » The post Spring Centers for Preschoolers appeared first on Play to Learn.
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Dental Health Circle Time and Center Activities
After so many Valentine’s Day’s sweets, it is a good thing that February is Dental Health Month. It’s the perfect time to teach little learners the importance of good oral hygiene. These engaging Dental Health circle time lessons and fun activities are sure to make students – and teachers – smile! Our Friend, the Dentist... Read More » The post Dental Health Circle Time and Center Activities appeared first on Play to Learn.
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