We set up these recycled silver ware trays in our outdoor classroom for our students to explore sorting painted stones. We prompted our students with one simple question: How can [...]
DIY drop box game I shared the sweetest, individual-sized, DIY drop box game on my Facebook page and decided it would be perfect for my preschool and prekindergarten age students [...]
My students love, and I mean love, playing all kinds of large motor games. If the children can spin, jump, run, or move about then they are just so happy. If [...]
In celebration of National Children's Dental Health Month, we spent the morning brushing teeth all around the classroom which meant we had some serious small motor strengthening going on too! Mr. Big [...]
Have you ever heard someone say, "All they ever want to do is play in the block center!" Well I have some news about the block center that just might surprise you. [...]
The number line is a very simple game that invites the children to use their whole bodies. As you know, young children learn best when they are actively involved in [...]
Our preschool age students (ages three and four) have spent their first two weeks in preschool exploring the different tools they can and will continue to use in preschool. A [...]
The children's book "Press Here" by Herve' Tullet is always a favorite in our classroom and I love it because there are just so many ways we can expand the book all throughout the classroom.
This idea may look very simple, and it is, but it has been one of the best tools for giving my students a little practice in tracing letters or shapes (we haven’t tried it with numbers yet) in my classroom!
Throughout the school year, make sure to invest time in planning activities that promote various types of large motor skills!