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}

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}

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}

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}

Bird Nest Sensory Bin

As Spring is in full swing, we have really noticed the birds out and about.  They greet us every morning chirping and singing their cheerful songs.  We even have a cardinal and sparrow family nesting in our yard!  It’s so exciting to witness nesting and new life in our own backyard! Get a full week of bird theme lesson plans for  Home Preschool or your Preschool Classroom. Affiliate links included. As we are learning about birds and their nesting habits, I decided {Read More}

Caterpillar Egg Counting Mats

When possible we love to integrate student interests into our learning activities. In the spring kids are fascinated by all the new little creatures we encounter during outside play. As part of our preschool butterfly theme lesson plans for home preschool and preschool classrooms we created caterpillar egg counting mats to practice number recognition, counting, and fine motor skills as we learn about the life cycle of a butterfly. Materials for Caterpillar Egg Counting Affiliate links included These mats can be {Read More}

Puddle Jumping Sight Word Game

April showers bring May flowers!  Here in Florida, we get afternoon showers quite often.  I don’t always resort to staying inside if it’s a rainy day.  We’ll sometimes just head on out with our rain boots and dance in the rain!  My oldest loves to find the biggest puddle she can and jump right in.  What kid doesn’t love jumping in puddles?  I consider it a childhood rite of passage!  This rainy day fun sparked an idea for learning.  We {Read More}

Rainbow Play Dough Color Matching Caterpillar

Color recognition is a basic skill for toddlers that can easily be integrated into a variety of ways to practice.  A hands-on repetitive activity helps to increase recognition while building on new vocabulary.  As we’ve learned about the colors of the rainbow and now moved on to exploring bugs, I decided to combine both topics with a rainbow play dough color matching caterpillar activity for my toddler. This color matching activity is a tactile way to combine color recognition with {Read More}

Counting Worms Preschool Math Sensory Bin

Although kids are often afraid of worms at first I find teaching a worm theme can be sooo much fun. Usually by the end kids are less afraid of worms and they have learned a lot about these little creatures along the way. In our worm theme home preschool and classroom lesson plans we share a ton of ideas for week full of playful worm-inspired learning. We even went crazy viral with our wiggly worm sensory play idea on Facebook. But sometimes {Read More}

Spring Flower Art Invitation

To celebrate the first day of Spring, we decided to plant some flowers.  My girls excitedly ran up and down the aisles of our local garden center smelling and eyeing the rainbow of colors until they found the perfect ones to bring home.  After we got our flowers into the soil and gave them plenty to drink, I decided to follow up on the fun with a flower art invitation.  Materials to Create a Spring Flower Art Invitation Affiliate links {Read More}