Learning the Alphabet ROCKS!
I am so excited that I finally made my alphabet rocks. I've been wanting to do these since I came across Shannon Martin's post from Kindergarten Hoppenings here. I wanted to put her great Chicka Boom Boom freebie and the alphabet rocks I saw on Pinterest together. So I did!! First I gathered clear stones from Michaels and printed out the letters from Shannon's freebie on cardstock. I also tried to make my own letters using good old comic sans in a word document. I left the printed letters…
Easy Cheesy Name Puzzle
Making name puzzles doesn't get any easier than this. "Name puzzles help children use their own name to learn about letters. By putting together their names, children learn how to look at letters. They notice the distinguishing features and orientation of letters. They learn that words are made up of letters and that the order of letters is always the same." (Pinnell and Fountas, 2011). Materials Needed: Magnetic letters, a magnet board, Sharpie, pencil, piece of paper, and some tape…
scrabble gallery wall art
You know I’m working on the front entryway (I guess proper folk call it the foyer), and I saw an idea on Pinterest that I had to run with. I spotted this picture on a square wooden board at the Goodwill and thought it would be a perfect candidate for $1.95. This scrapbook paper is at Michael’s. It is a thin layer of cork on one side and you can peel off the back to reveal the sticky side. ($1.95) And stuck it right over the flowers on the board. I call this shot cork cum random cherry…
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Keen On Kindergarten
I hope your October is off to a good start! I am still in a bit of shock that it is already October and time to start thinking about report cards! I'm not ready for that at all! September went by so quickly, that I still have tons of photos that I never got around to posting and blogging about-I will try to get to that this week! My kinder kiddos have been working super hard to learn all of the letters in the alphabet, and they love playing different alphabet games during our center time. We…
Car Trip Busy Box - Play Dr Mom
When we take vacations, we usually take road trips. Whether it is a couple of hours up north or 20 hours to visit my husband’s family in Louisiana … we take the car. I always pack a bag or basket filled with goodies to keep the kids entertained. Some items are new surprises … others […]
'Are You My Mother' Sensory Tub - I Can Teach My Child!
After our Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Sensory Tub, I thought it would be fun to do more sensory tubs inspired by some of our favorite
DIY Fishing Game with Felt Fish - Repeat Crafter Me
I’ve been meaning to make this little game for my boys for awhile. They love to pretend to fish and I’ve even seen big brother use pieces of scrap paper as his fish. It was time to make him a proper fishing set! I wanted to make this fun and simple for little brother too. …
More Than ABC's and 123's
I have a Bachelors Degree in Child and Adolescent Development from CSUN. I have worked with children for 13 years and have taught preschool for 10 of those years. In the last few years I have taken on the role as an Assistant Director at a local preschool. I am a proud Mommy of an amazing 8 year old boy, 5 year old girl, and our new baby boy! This blog is to share my knowledge and creativity with others who have young children. ENJOY!
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Sorting Magnetic Letters Helps Teach the Alphabet in a Fun, Easy Way | Fun-A-Day!
Sorting magnetic letters is an easy, hands-on way to teach the alphabet in preschool and kindergarten. Use free magnetic letter sorting mats with the kids.