N is for newspaper in preschool

This week, we used the newspaper in a variety of ways to help us explore the letter N…

The newspaper is a great way to explore letters and numbers and other language and literacy concepts.

We laminated one large page from the newspaper to search for letters and numbers…

We searched for titles and talked about some of the different parts of the newspaper such as the headline!

We looked at the graphics on the page and guessed what the story might be about…

Then we moved on to the comics. Cut apart some of the more child-friendly comic strips and you have a unique sequencing activity…

We explored newspaper in other ways too. We used our fine motor skills to tear newspaper into pieces….

And we glued newspaper pieces to the letter N!

We also did some newspaper painting and printing. I did not get a photo of our students painting with newspaper brushes but I highly recommend you click here and see the idea we used from House of Baby Piranha!

In case you missed it – check out Deborah in the news!

Perhaps you have other ideas too that can be done with newspaper…

By |2011-01-27T08:00:51+00:00January 27th, 2011|

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Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. Dorothy Shapland January 28, 2011 at 12:23 am - Reply

    OH! I love the laminated newspaper!! We use Scholastic magazines so we can find letters, sight words, headlines etc. I never thought of using a page of the newspaper the same way! THANKS!!

    • Deborah J. Stewart January 28, 2011 at 9:31 pm - Reply

      The biggest challenge was trying to find newspapers that were “Child-Friendly!” But we found some fun articles that promoted some fun discussion about our local community and current events.

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