Itsy bitsy spider water play

We have been singing and reading about the Itsy Bitsy Spider and my oh my this is truly a fun song or rhyme to extend into all parts of the classroom experience including putting together some Itsy Bitsy waterplay…

Itsy bitsy waterplay by Teach Preschool

For our itsy bitsy waterplay, we put a piece of gutter for the water spout, some pitchers of water, and a few spiders made out of pipecleaners into a long, shallow container with water…

Itsy bitsy waterplay by Teach Preschool

All throughout the morning this center stayed busy with children washing spiders down the spout. As the children played, I would walk by and casually hum or sing “The itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout.” …

Itsy bitsy waterplay by Teach Preschool

All morning the children poured water down the spout. They would move the spout up higher or lower at times to see what worked best too…

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And then some of the children decided that it would also be fun to wash cars down the spout…

Itsy bitsy waterplay by Teach Preschool

So the cars and spiders went down the spout in our itsy bitsy waterplay. This meant the words to my song had to change too! “The itsy bitsy car went up the water spout.” …

Itsy bitsy waterplay by Teach Preschool

Whether it was cars or spiders going down the spout, I had children engaged in exploring water and distance and height and flow and all the while loving the process…

Itsy bitsy waterplay by Teach Preschool

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Deborah J Stewart

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.

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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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