Ocean Theme ABC Sensory Bin

Sensory play is a key part of early childhood learning and exploration. We’ve shared many sensory play ideas in the past, including a variety of alphabet sensory bins.  As we get closer to summer and  get ready for our preschool ocean theme, we put together a quick prep ocean theme ABC sensory bin that will allow kids to engage in sensory play while also practicing letter recognition and matching upper and lowercase letters. Materials for Ocean Theme ABC Sensory Bin Affiliate links included. {Read More}

Water Play Alphabet Activities

As summer is quickly approaching, I am looking for lots of ways to keep my little ones busy and their minds sharp.  Given that my girls both love water, I wanted to find some ways to let them simultaneously play and learn about the alphabet with water. Whether you’re looking for something to do outside to cool off or simply have some water play fun inside, we’ve found a wide variety of alphabet water play activities to keep you and {Read More}

Preschool Ocean Theme Activities

There’s something about the ocean that makes it so mesmerizing. Maybe it’s the size. Maybe it’s all of the different creatures that can be found in it. Either way kids really enjoy learning about the ocean and sea life, so a preschool ocean theme can  be a treasure trove of new discoveries and learning. Here are some fabulous resources for planning your preschool ocean theme activities. Why It’s Fun There’s so much to learn with an ocean theme. Kids have so many questions {Read More}

Alphabet Activities that Get Kids Moving

I’m always looking for new and fun ways to engage my children in practicing the alphabet.  With summer right around the corner, I knew I needed some fresh alphabet activities that would get them moving and learning at the same time! When children combine gross motor activity with learning, the benefits are amazing.  Gross motor activity engages the whole body, as they are developing skills such as balance and hand-eye coordination to hop, run, skip, throw, or kick.  Young children {Read More}

Preschool Fish Theme Activities

Most kids have either seen a fish in real life or seen one in video. Many preschoolers have also had a pet fish at one point. You might even have a pet fish in your classroom! Given that there is a bit of background information already, a preschool fish theme can be a lot of fun to learn about with your kids. Here are all the resources you need for planning your preschool fish theme activities. Why It’s Fun Fish are {Read More}

Ping Pong Push Name Recognition Activity

Learning to recognize and spell your name is an important skill for preschoolers.  After all, the letters that make up their name are a very special part of who they are!  That’s why I like to begin with name recognition when introducing letters to little learners.  The excitement and personal ownership of this new found skill make name recognition activities very valuable! We recently set up a hands-on interactive way to practice name spelling and recognition.  All it took was {Read More}

Preschool Seed Theme Activities

If you take a walk with children or eat fresh fruits and vegetables together, you’re bound to come across a few seeds along the way. You’ll notice these little (and sometimes big!) treasures can be quite fascinating to preschoolers. Here are all the resources you need for planning your preschool seed theme activities. Why It’s Fun When we can use concrete materials that kids come in contact with regularly it naturally increases their enthusiasm about the topic and it helps {Read More}

5 Reasons to Attend an Education Conference

The field of education can sometimes feel very isolating. Whether we’re teaching at home or in a classroom it can be easy to get so focused on the day-to-day tasks required of our busy schedules that we don’t take time to reach out to other educators for advice and support. Attending an education conference can be such a terrific experience in so many ways. This summer I’m over the moon excited to be a blog ambassador for the Frog Street {Read More}

Bird Art with 2D Shapes

As we continue our investigation of birds, I wanted to provide my preschooler with an art invitation that also combined a little math.  I just love cross curricular learning activities!  I set up an invitation to create birds by giving her a variety of shapes that included ovals, circles, rectangles, triangles, and semicircles. Get a full week of bird theme lesson plans for  Home Preschool or your Preschool Classroom. Materials Needed Construction paper cut into assorted shapes Card stock for background Glue {Read More}

Spring Flower Roll and Color Math Games

We’re continuing our roll and color math games series this week with a spring flower theme math set. In each set kids get the opportunity to practice various preschool through first grade math skills in a fun hands-on way. This free printable excerpt from the full set can be used to practice identifying numbers and sets for zero through five. We like to use our math games sets in few ways. If you’d like to use the set over and over again you can {Read More}