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A wonderful collection of Eric Carle books and activities

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Come and see this wonderful collection of Eric Carle books and activities from Teach Preschool!
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Tissue paper caterpillars

Tissue paper caterpillars | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
In my previous post, I shared with you our activity to go with the book "The Grouchy Ladybug" by Eric Carle and today, I want to share with you our tissue paper caterpillars that go very nicely with the book "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by EriRead...
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Torn paper grouchy ladybugs

Torn paper grouchy ladybugs | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
One of my favorite authors is Eric Carle and with his birthday coming up on June 25th, I thought I would spend a little time sharing ideas that I have used to extend his books in my classroom....Read more...
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Exploring the paint brush

Exploring the paint brush | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
Have you ever tried painting with a todder? Now that summer time is upon us, my preschool is on break and I have had extra time to spend with my 14 month old grandson...Read more...
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Colorful sprinkle paint pictures

Colorful sprinkle paint pictures | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
I almost forgot to share with you our colorful sprinkle paint pictures we made a few weeks ago.  So let me get you caught up on this super cool process...Read more...
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Zoom, zoom around the DIY magnetic race track

Zoom, zoom around the DIY magnetic race track | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
Leading up to our big Indianapolis 500 race day event, I wanted to add a touch of racing ideas throughout the classroom so I added a racetrack to my magnetic board and tossed in a few craft stick race car magnets too...Read more...
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Hula hoop outdoor play

Hula hoop outdoor play | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
Hula hoops are a terrific tool for promoting outdoor play, games, and creativity....



Children can jump in and out of the hula hoops and play hula hoop hopscotch...Read more...
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And outdoor window walk

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This is a simple idea for drawing children's attention to the finer details of their outdoor environment...Read more...
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What does STEM look like in preschool and what is STEM anyway?

What does STEM look like in preschool and what is STEM anyway? | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it

Learn more about  STEM in the early childhood classroom!

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Sunny day drawing cube game | Free Printable | PreschoolSpot: Education | Teaching | Pre-K | Preschool | Early Childhood

Sunny day drawing cube game | Free Printable | PreschoolSpot: Education | Teaching | Pre-K | Preschool | Early Childhood | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
Hop on over to Preschool Spot and get your free download of the Sunny Day Drawing Cube provided by Teach Preschool!
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Watermelon exploration in preschool

Watermelon exploration in preschool | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
I brought in a real watermelon for my students to both explore and to taste and to, of course, enjoy for snack...



We started by examining the watermelon in circletime. We knocked on the watermelon to listen to what sound it makes.Read more...
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The wonderful world of water beads

The wonderful world of water beads | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
I have had several folks ask me what water beads are so I decided to write this post to share what they are, how we use them, and where you can get them...Read more...
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Early writing skills can be found in a tub of rice

Early writing skills can be found in a tub of rice | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
Mastering find motor skills so this toddler will be prepared to write his name when the time is right!
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A year long study of the alphabet

A year long study of the alphabet | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
For as long as I have been teaching, I have routinely included the letters of the alphabet into my planning each week - commonly referred to as "The Letter of the Week.Read more...
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Painting without the brush

Painting without the brush | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
If you read my previous post then you can see that depending on the age of the child, a paintbrush can either be the primary focus of a painting experience or the paint itself can be the primary focus of a painting experience...Read more...
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Are you all set for father’s day?

Are you all set for father’s day? | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
My great niece, Clara, made a lovely gift for her daddy and her mommy emailed over a few pictures of the gift for me to see...



In the subject line of the email it said "Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh" meaning don't tell Clara's daddy....Read more...
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Play dough color surprise and play dough Ice cream cones

Play dough color surprise and play dough Ice cream cones | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it

Preparing play dough surprise...

 

After the children went home, I separated the play dough into small balls. Enough balls of play dough so each child in my own class would have a ball of their own plus a few extra. I didn’t realize how much play dough we had made so I ended up with a ton of play dough balls…

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Building our very own cars in preschool

Building our very own cars in preschool | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
First of all, this car idea can be used for any time of the year but because I didn't have a chance to share this post when I really would have liked to,  I want to take just a second give you a little background information about my next couplRead...
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A colorful outdoor game for preschoolers to play

A colorful outdoor game for preschoolers to play | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
This is a fun game that I have played with my preschool age children over the years and it never gets old....



Start by creating a square with tape.  Make each line of your square a different color.Read more...
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Powder paint science and art

Powder paint science and art | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
I recently came across several bottles of powdered tempera paint stuck in the very back of my supply closet and realized, we haven't done much with powdered paint all year.Read more...
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Flower challenge | Fine motor flower fun

Flower challenge | Fine motor flower fun | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
The folks over at http://tinkerlab.com/challenges/ have given us a new challenge and today's challenge was to do something with flowers...Read more...
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Rainy Day Drawing Cube | PreschoolSpot: Education | Teaching | Pre-K | Preschool | Early Childhood

Rainy Day Drawing Cube | PreschoolSpot: Education | Teaching | Pre-K | Preschool | Early Childhood | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
Have fun exploring the rain with this fun rainy day drawing cube!
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The watermelon song and lightning bug song and a pumpkin song and a painting!

The watermelon song and lightning bug song and a pumpkin song and a painting! | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
I introduced the children to a simple song that I made up titled, "Watermelon in the Patch" then invited the children to make up their own songs to replace the word "watermelon" in our song.  The original song goes like this...Read more...
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Googly-eye easel starters in preschool

Googly-eye easel starters in preschool | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
Googly eyes are always a big hit in preschool so I thought I would try using them as a fun easel starter...Read more...
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