Exploring Color with Preschoolers

Sometimes it is difficult to hold the attention of a group of preschoolers.  However, this activity kept them exploring for forty-five minutes!  This week we explored color mixing!

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Preschoolers Experimenting with Candy!

After Halloween, instead of eating all of that candy, we decided to learn from it and explore!  We have a forty-five minute class, and I tried to squeeze as many experiments as possible!  Here is what we did….

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Melting Crayons with Preschoolers (States of Matter)

Autumn is one of my favorite times of the year. I wanted to stick with a fall theme and include pumpkins in our experiments.  Next week, we will explore what is inside them maybe do a little carving, but this week, I wanted to something different.  I have seen so many melting crayon ideas around and decided to combine science with art.

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Creating Slime with Preschoolers Take One

Hello!  This week we did our first, of many, experiments with slime.  We had a BLAST!!

Here are the supplies we used: liquid starch, school glue, and food coloring.  I had crafting sticks and other materials to create impressions.  We also needed a large bowl and something to mix the solution, we used a paintbrush.

Here are the supplies we used: liquid starch, school glue, and food coloring. I had crafting sticks and other materials to create impressions. We also needed a large bowl and something to mix the solution, we used a paintbrush.

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Introducing the 5 Senses to Preschoolers

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This week, I was so excited to start my new classes for the school year.  I am shifting gears a bit this year to focus more on science and technology.  I started the year by introducing the kids to the five senses that we use everyday and we will be using in our science class.  I made each child a science journal that they are going to fill out every week.  At the end of each class, the kids will reflect on what they learned during that class and draw a picture.

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Preschool Theme: Farm Animals

We started with a large number of books on farm animals.  See the complete list here.  We read Stuck in The Mud by .  It is a really fun book for this age.  It features different animals that live on a farm.  It has repetition and animals sounds.  The kids really seemed to love it!  I highly recommend it for a farm unit with preschoolers or just for a fun read.

We started with a large number of books on farm animals. I’ll post the complete list soon. We read Stuck in the Mud by Jane Clarke. It is a really fun book for this age. It features different animals that live on a farm. It has repetition and animals sounds. The kids really seemed to love it! I highly recommend it for a farm unit with preschoolers or just for a fun read.

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Preschool Theme: Community Helpers

This past week, our family went “screen-free!”  We didn’t use the internet, watch tv, or use our tablets.  It was so nice and easier than I thought that it was going to be!  We decided that we are going to do more set “screen-free” times.  With that said, I am a week behind in my blog posts and have a lot of work to do this week!  If you would like to find more information and/or take a pledge to go “screen-free” for a week, here is some more information.

Two classes ago, we learned all about community helpers.  We learned about the services they provide, the tools they need to use, and their special modes of transportation.  Here is what we did….

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