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Six unique ways to use scrap wood in preschool

Six unique ways to use scrap wood in preschool | Learn through Play - pre-K | Scoop.it
There are so many wonderful ways preschoolers can explore scrap wood. Stop by and see some of the unique ways we are exploring in our classroom!

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100+ Winter Activities for Kids - The Realistic Mama

100+ Winter Activities for Kids - The Realistic Mama | Learn through Play - pre-K | Scoop.it
Winter time calls for long hours indoors lots of movies and snuggles, and TONS of built of energy for kids just waiting to be unleashed! We have put together our favorite Winter Time Boredom Busters so that those long hours indoors can be entertaining and educational! And let’s be real, give us Mom’s a minute or two of peace. Our favorite way to pick which activity we do is to make and pick from our “No More Bored Jar”. We write all of our favorite activities from the below list down and take turns picking!
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colored ice blocks | Meet the Dubiens

colored ice blocks | Meet the Dubiens | Learn through Play - pre-K | Scoop.it

"We tried to keep busy every day to avoid going stir crazy inside the house. I have these awesome ice cube trays that shape the ice into perfect cubes. I figured they would make fun blocks for the kids with a little food colouring added to them. The kids had a blast. One word of caution though, the colours will run and will get on your kids outside clothes."

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Free snowflake printable for math and language activities - NurtureStore

Free snowflake printable for math and language activities - NurtureStore | Learn through Play - pre-K | Scoop.it
A free snowflake printable for math and language activities, with lots of ideas for how to use them for hands-on learning.
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Seasonal nature study calendar - NurtureStore

Seasonal nature study calendar - NurtureStore | Learn through Play - pre-K | Scoop.it

"Easy calendar craft for kids : make this beautiful seasonal nature study calendar

To start the new year, we’ve made a seasonal calendar which we’re using to track all the first signs of the natural year that we spot when we’re out and about: first snowdrops, first daffodils, when we pick our first homegrown salad, first signs of autumn leaf colours…"

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Best Ever No-Cook Play Dough Recipe! - The Imagination Tree

Best Ever No-Cook Play Dough Recipe! - The Imagination Tree | Learn through Play - pre-K | Scoop.it
How to make the best ever, no-cook play dough recipe in just 4 minutes, that will lasts for 6 months!
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Outdoor Snacks and Drinks — Creative STAR Learning | I'm a teacher, get me OUTSIDE here!

Outdoor Snacks and Drinks — Creative STAR Learning | I'm a teacher, get me OUTSIDE here! | Learn through Play - pre-K | Scoop.it
‘”Hot soup was a jolly good idea, it’s so very cold this morning but then it’s very early, the sun is only just coming up – look!” They finished their breakfast watching the blue water turn to dancing gold, even the rocks gleamed in the sun.’ Enid Blyton – The Adventurous Four.
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DIY Gift Ideas For Motor and Sensory Play

DIY Gift Ideas For Motor and Sensory Play | Learn through Play - pre-K | Scoop.it
DIY gift ideas that promote motor and sensory play
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20 Counting Activities for Preschoolers - The Imagination Tree

20 Counting Activities for Preschoolers - The Imagination Tree | Learn through Play - pre-K | Scoop.it

"Count your steps as you climb the stairs, count the number of dogs you see at the park, the flowers in the garden, the items on conveyor belt at the supermarket, fingers and toes while singing, how many red cars whizz past the window and so on! Children learn best through real life experiences, and when we then build on those to create more learning at home or at school, they can be just as practical, tactile and enjoyable.

Here are 20 of our favourite ways to practise counting skills. Click on the activity title or image to take you to the full post"

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101 Ways to Play Outdoors Printable Poster | Childhood101

101 Ways to Play Outdoors Printable Poster | Childhood101 | Learn through Play - pre-K | Scoop.it
101 simple ideas for playing in your backyard - the kids will never be bored again!
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Indoor water play for babies and toddlers

Indoor water play for babies and toddlers | Learn through Play - pre-K | Scoop.it
Water play is one of the best sensory play experiences we can offer our children. It’s easy to set up, free and so versatile. You can set up some play in the kitchen sink or a plastic tub, bring a paddling pool indoors, or simply turn your evening bathtime into playtime.

 

Here’s a fantastic selection of simple play ideas for babies, toddlers and preschool that you can use to introduce lots of variety to your indoor water play."

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Teacher Tom: In That Direction Lies Success

Teacher Tom: In That Direction Lies Success | Learn through Play - pre-K | Scoop.it

the skills and attributes children work on when they have ample opportunity to play, especially outdoors, with other children, with few toys and lots of time, with a minimum of adult intervention. Our job as adults to prepare an environment in which free play is possible'

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25 small world pretend play activities

25 small world pretend play activities | Learn through Play - pre-K | Scoop.it
Small Worlds are little pretend play scenes, and they are a fantastic activity to set up with young children. You don’t need a lot of complicated props, and you can set one up on whatever theme your child is interested in.
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Rainbow Discovery Bottles for Babies - I Can Teach My Child!

Rainbow Discovery Bottles for Babies - I Can Teach My Child! | Learn through Play - pre-K | Scoop.it

"Some of the bottles make noise:  the rice, beads, and (oddly enough) the waterbeads!  Some are just fun to look at (baby oil and corn syrup).  But ALL of them are fun to play with and to talk about colors, shapes, and sounds!      

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Winter Counting Sensory Table - The Imagination Tree

Winter Counting Sensory Table - The Imagination Tree | Learn through Play - pre-K | Scoop.it
Put together a simple and inviting winter themed counting sensory table, for exploring textures, sorting and counting small amounts of tactile items in play
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Q-tip Painted Snowflake Crafts - No Time For Flash Cards

Q-tip Painted Snowflake Crafts - No Time For Flash Cards | Learn through Play - pre-K | Scoop.it
Use q-tips to paint simple snowflake crafts. Great winter activity for preschool.
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Snow cloud dough recipe - NurtureStore

Snow cloud dough recipe - NurtureStore | Learn through Play - pre-K | Scoop.it
A quick and easy snow cloud dough recipe that's great for winter sensory play, snowman theme unit and winter pretend play.
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Winter sensory play for babies and toddlers

Winter sensory play for babies and toddlers | Learn through Play - pre-K | Scoop.it
A change in season brings lots of new sights, sounds, smells and textures to explore with your children. For winter sensory play we can explore ice and snow – whether you have the real thing or want to fake it.
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Fun with Shapes

Fun with Shapes | Learn through Play - pre-K | Scoop.it
Shapes are a key numeracy skill so harness your child's early learning with these fun ideas. Activities such as potato printing, collage and colouring, teach children to recognise shapes.
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Homemade Story Stones

Homemade Story Stones | Learn through Play - pre-K | Scoop.it

Story stones are a beautiful way for kids (and grownups) to tell a story.  The stones act as little visual prompts and can be used in a variety of ways.   WARNING!! Making these stones does involve cutting up a book! ...

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It doesn't have to be a book: old magazines, scrap paper, catalogues...

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Toddler Play Archives - The Imagination Tree

Toddler Play Archives - The Imagination Tree | Learn through Play - pre-K | Scoop.it
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So many wonderful activities. Love theimaginationtree :)

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The Complete Guide to Sensory Play - Life Lesson Plans

The Complete Guide to Sensory Play - Life Lesson Plans | Learn through Play - pre-K | Scoop.it
Everything you ever wanted to know about sensory play, all in one place. The reasoning behind it, recipes to make, accessories to purchase.
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Drawing for Kids: 12 Kids Drawing Activity Ideas | Childhood101

Drawing for Kids: 12 Kids Drawing Activity Ideas | Childhood101 | Learn through Play - pre-K | Scoop.it
Here are 12 fun ideas for engaging children with drawing - and taking their ideas further! Great for kids of all ages.
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sorting games

sorting games | Learn through Play - pre-K | Scoop.it
“Pleasure in arranging things – whether lining up pebbles or tiny toys in a row, or arranging lines, shapes and colours on a sheet of paper – is part of children’s lives, part of the human desire for visual order.”

~Ursula Kolbe, It’s Not A Bird Yet: The Drama of Drawing (2005)
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Christmas card crafts - NurtureStore

Christmas card crafts - NurtureStore | Learn through Play - pre-K | Scoop.it
Easy Christmas card crafts for kids: potato printing Christmas trees and cute homemade gift wrap.
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Frozen-inspired Painting - I Can Teach My Child!

Frozen-inspired Painting - I Can Teach My Child! | Learn through Play - pre-K | Scoop.it

The paint even dries shiny to look like ice!

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