Art with preschoolers can serve many different functions. Sometimes kids are exploring colors concepts and color mixing. Other times you may be reinforcing shapes or patterns. Sometimes you are looking for specific types of results or outcomes. Other times kids can explore materials as they choose, experimenting with media and process. This painting activity is […]
September may be the kick-off of your school year or may be continuing the basic topics of school, self, and family. Use these preschool curriculum themes during September to build on concepts that are familiar to preschoolers and strengthen skills. September Preschool Themes SCHOOL A school theme can focus on beginning the year or developing […]
Invite children to create patriotic process art inspired by the American flag! They will learn the colors and symbols that represent our country while simultaneously experimenting with artistic processes and materials. This activity is great for July 4 or community-related themes. Or just a fun art exploration. Flag Process Art Activity Process art is a […]
Travel through the community and enjoy a fun read-aloud with this book activity celebrating a variation of The Wheels on the Bus. This book and activity would work well with a theme or focus on school, transportation, neighborhoods and communities, or for beginning of the school year. The Wheels on the Uh-Oh! Literacy Activity The […]
Traditional stories have endured time and are familiar to all ages. These traditional stories may be fairy tales and fables. Folktales may be more culturally specific but contain concepts and truths that transcend cultures. This list of books of fairy tales, folktales, and fables are great for foundational literacy and are a good starting point […]
What do you enjoy in the art center? What do your preschoolers enjoy? An indispensable part of my classroom has become my easel. We usually just paint there, but easel painting is anything but “just” an activity for preschoolers. They can develop some great skills by regularly painting at the easel. Easel Painting and Preschoolers […]
August may be the kick-off of your school year. Consider curriculum themes and concepts that are familiar to preschoolers and will develop beginning skills. These August preschool themes can help you begin the year on the right foot and have some fun learning times, too. August Preschool Themes ALL ABOUT ME Lead the children to […]
How to teach sequencing skills using cards and foldable booklets. Sequencing activities to teach young children how to sequence.
Pattern block mats are about so much more than just teaching shapes in preschool. Using pattern block mats introduces kids to geometry.
Does your classroom continue to meet throughout the summer? Or maybe your group wants to have a summer play day/week/camp and you are looking for things to do. These summer preschool themes can be fun ways to continue learning in those dog days. And in the comments, let us know other themes you explore in […]