Rain Cloud in a Jar Science Experiment

Since it’s been raining and this months popular theme is April Showers we decided to try one of our favorite science activities by making a rain cloud in a jar. Originally we did this activity during our C is for Cloud activities. Instead of just telling kids that rain clouds absorb water to make rain […]

Dressing for Winter Activities

Winter is coming and if your preschoolers like to dress themselves they may want to sport some shorts and sandals without caring about the low temperatures outside.  Most little ones need help understanding why it is okay to wear short sleeves some days, but others a jacket is needed…especially with the 70 degree days we are […]

Integrating Science, Reading and Art

When learning with little ones it is important to get the most out of every teaching opportunity.  The best way to engage your little learners while getting the “biggest bang for your instructional buck” is to integrate multiple skills into one lesson or activity. I do this each week during my thematic units by integrating my themes in […]

Gluten Free Sensory Bins

Sensory bins are great for building fine motor, math, science, and language skills. However, some items used in sensory bins may contain gluten.  My daughter has Celiac Disease, so she cannot eat wheat, oats, or barley.  When she was in school, we had to modify what she could play with in this center because it would […]

Listening to Sounds Activity

Listening to Sounds Activity I had these musical instruments in my science center when we were learning about sound and the children loved them. I was looking for a way to engage the children with the instruments and encourage them to listen to the sound each one made so I created this recording sheet. Keep […]

Science Notebook

Did you know that recording data and making observations are important science skills that can be supported in the preschool classroom? Aspiring scientists will enjoy making observations and recording data in their very own science notebook. Put things that are living and growing in your science center such as plants and animals to encourage making […]