Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Dr. Seuss in Preschool!

Everyone loves Dr. Seuss and we spent a week reading, creating and snacking, all in Dr. Seuss style!
Take a peek:

We started the week with Dr. Seuss' classic The Cat in the Hat

 We spiced things up and created the zany stripes on our hats by painting with balls.  Mix it up, try marbles, golf balls, tennis balls....bowling balls??
And some Cat in the Hat kabobs! Yummy! And super-healthy!

We thought up our own thinks after getting some Seuss-ified inspiration from the book!
And we had a delightful snack of 'Beautiful schlopp with a cherry on top'. Shhh, it's really vanilla pudding. :)

Green Eggs and Ham is one of my very favorites to read to the little ones and I also love serving up my own green eggs and ham....well, the eggs are green...something about green ham just seems kind of wrong to me. :)

The Lorax has a serious message delivered in a bright, colorful, rhyming package perfect for the kiddos.
No one can forget the amazingly beautiful Truffula Trees in the book, and when I saw this idea to make our own, I knew we had to try it.
We made take-home truffula trees with craft sticks and tissue paper.
Don't these look delicious?  I thought so too, when I saw them here.  And the kids devoured them!

We ended the week with Fox in Socks.
 I made some blue goo, but neglected to take pictures, so I borrowed this one from here. There is also a handy recipe on that site if you choose to make your own blue goo! 

I missed out on pictures of our 'cheese trees' for snack - hey, it was Friday - but just pop a cube of cheese on a pretzel stick and voila! Tasty!

The Seedlings loved our fun sock matching game.  Each kiddo got a colorful sock, then I hid the matching sock somewhere in the classroom.  Ready, set, search!

So much Seuss-y fun this week!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

We're Going Places! Transportation Activities for Preschool

February was all about transportation at Seedlings!  Here is a look at what we were up to:

'Road' play dough with cars

Lots of vehicles in the classroom and tons of team city-building.

Transportation timeline.

Painting with cars.

Cars, blocks and....shaving cream? Sure! Why not?

Science exploration with homemade parachutes!

Race track flash cards!  Drive your car down the track and watch!
Where did your race car stop?

The kiddos loved this game!

Get driving!!

Monday, March 9, 2015

All About Eggs with Scholastic Classroom Magazines

*I am not a paid spokesperson for Scholastic magazines - I just like them - and that's my disclaimer*
My little Seedlings love their Scholastic magazines! A few times per month, we read an issue together and do lots of fun related activities.  In January, during our animal studies, I pulled out an old issue about eggs and we got to work.
In the classroom, we had a tray for exploration with birds, and a nest and eggs that Monkey made from his Kiwi Crate.

After reading our issue of My Big World, we made our very own nests using bowls, yarn and glue.
They take quite a while to dry, but they turn out adorable!

And to finish off our day, just because I really enjoy special snacks.  We made tasty biscuit nests with grape eggs.  

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Winter Activities with 'The Mitten'

When our Scholastic Classroom Magazines arrived in January and I found an issue related to one of my very favorite winter booksThe Mitten by Jan Brett, I couldn't wait to find some exciting activities for the little Seedlings.
Of course, we had plenty of opportunities to explore winter animals with classroom materials such as arctic animals, wintery play silks and related books.

We made our very own little pine cone snowy owls.

And we got our fingers working with some mitten lacing.

Wintery Fun! Brrr!
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