Making ink stamps for the preschool classroom

If you follow along with my blog regularly, you know that I have been getting ready for a new preschool year. One of the biggest challenges in setting up a new classroom is getting all the supplies you think you will need.  I have been trying to make as many things as I can along the way…

My latest goal was to make some ink stamps. Esther over at Creatiivty My Passion shared this idea and I tell you, it took me three days before I could finally make my way over to Target to get these little foam blocks just so I could make some foam stamps too. I was really stressing that all the foam blocks would be gone….

There are lots of ways to make your own stamps but I really liked these blocks for more than just the stamping potential. I also thought they would be great for sorting, counting, building, painting, and a little water play fun too.  I bought a bunch so I can use them in many different ways once preschool begins…

Creatiivty My Passion also used a pen to engrave shapes on the foam blocks which seem to turn out very well too.  I thought I would let the children try to draw some of their own shapes later on in the school year or perhaps I will print the names of each of my students on the blocks for them to stamp away with…

In the mean time, I can mark ink stamps off my list of things I need in the classroom this year!

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Links to Grow On

There are other ways to make ink stamps that I hope to try later on but for now, I thought you might like to see a few links to other homemade ink stamp ideas…

DIY Name Stamp from No Time for Flashcards

Stamping with Foam from Housing a Forest

Bottle Cap Stamps from Pretty Little Things

Recycled Cardboard Stamps from Babble

Bottle Lid Stamps from A Little Learning for Two

Laundry Lid Stamps from Mom Tried It

Craft Stick Name Stamp from Fun with Mama

DIY (very unique) Stamps from Irresistible Ideas for Play Based Learning

Foam board stamps from Mama to 4 Blessings

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Deborah J Stewart

Every time I think I know everything I need to know about teaching young children, God says, "Hold on a minute!" and gives me a new challenge.

Let me tell ya...

With each new challenge that you overcome, you will find yourself better equipped and more passionate about teaching young children.

God didn't call wimps to lead, teach, or care for His children. Nope, he has high expectations, so get ready. You will have to give your very best but after teaching for over 30 years, I can tell you that it is a wonderful and rewarding journey.

Whenever your calling feels hard, just remember, 'He who began a good work in you (and in the children you serve) will be faithful to complete it.'

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