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Lots of Pumpkins!

Lots of Pumpkins!

Last week I went to Sprouts Farmers Market to get a couple of pumpkins for our classroom. They were so cheap I ended up getting about twenty pumpkins and gourds in all different sizes and colors. Since then, we have been using them in all areas of the classroom and even in the playground. Here are some of our favorite ways to use pumpkins at preschool. 1. Pumpkin Hammering We hammered golf tees into one of the bigger pumpkins with…

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Getting Ready for Valentine’s Day

Getting Ready for Valentine’s Day

We’ve had lots of fun getting ready for Valentine’s Day this year! Here are some of the things we have been doing. Tie-dye Hearts This is a fun and simple activity with beautiful results. The children painted coffee filters with watered down paint. As they painted, the colors ran together to produce a lovely tie dye affect. When they dried, I cut them into heart shapes and we hung them on the window. Glitter Hearts This one is also easy…

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Planting Flowers in the Sensory Table

Planting Flowers in the Sensory Table

 This week we set up a flower planting station in the sensory table. I filled the table with potting soil and added some flower pots and silk flowers that I bought at the dollar store.   The children filled the pots with dirt and “planted” the flowers in the pots.   We also added some of the flowers to the play dough table. We made pretty arrangements by sticking the flowers into lumps of play dough.