In pondering ways to make learning kinetic for my active one, I decided to use the idea of a Christmas tree number hop, with a Christmas tree outlined on the floor. Our simple Christmas tree only needed ornaments with the numbers on them. I made our number recognition practice into a Christmas dance party! When the music […]
My daughter has always loved to play games for learning prepositions when we read The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree. In the past, we played a “Do you dare?” preposition game years ago! When we then also read Inside, Outside, Upside Down by the same authors, I just had to add on to our “Great […]
Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathman is a simple but favorite book. In the book, a zookeeper says goodnight to the animals, but the sneaky gorilla grabs the keys and lets himself out. He helps the other animals out as well, and they follow the zookeeper to his home. For our activity, we practiced being […]
I’ve mentioned before that my preschooler loves to move! Well, when I suggested we do a circus when we were at the playground last week, she was eager to get started! We did another “circus” in our own backyard circus on our play set and inside as well.
If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time, you’ll know I love incorporating learning moments into familiar parts of our lives, especially reading favorite picture books. Here are some of our favorite preschool picture book lessons. Some of these book-inspired preschool lessons I’ve blogged about. To see the picture book preschool activities […]
Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me by Eric Carle is a fantasy story about a papa and his little girl who loves the moon and dancing. One night, she thinks about dancing with the moon and asks her papa to get the moon for her. Naturally, he gets a ladder and climbs it to […]