Shake, Waddle, & Roll with printable penguin board games by Pre-K Tweets! Enjoy new winter board games with original Pre-K Tweets penguins! Students will have a blast playing these all new dice games & searching the room for number penguins! Click HERE to download!
Saturday, January 23, 2016
Friday, January 22, 2016
Prepping for Valentine's week? Check out Valentine's board games, coloring pages, coupon books, decor, and more in the Pre-K Tweets TPT Shop!
|Multi-colored Valentine's Treat Tags ~ FREEBIE! Download HERE! Perfect little circle tags to attach to goody bags..also makes cute cupcake toppers!|
|Valentine's Day Board Games ~ Printable partner games to keep in your math center or use during Valentine's Day festivities! Download HERE!|
|Valentine's Monkey Math Roll & Cover Games PLUS Monkey Numbers! ~ Printable roll & cover game boards to keep in your math center. Use the monkey number cards to sequence, match to stacks of unifix cubes, or use as a number hunt around the room! Download HERE!|
|Happy Valentine's Day Banner/Bunting ~ Adorable pink heart and chevron bunting to use for your Valentine's Day celebration! Download HERE!|
|Valentine's Day Coloring Pages ~ Great activity for morning arrival or early finisher activity! These coloring pages feature original doodles by Pre-K Tweets! Download HERE!|
|Valentine's Day Coupon Books ~ Perfect little coupons for students to give to parents! Coupons are in color AND black & white! Blank coupons are included for students to think of their own coupon ideas! Download HERE!|
|Krazy Kool Valentine's Cards ~ These cards come in two sizes..use simply as cards, thread through a lollipop, or attach to goody bags! Download HERE!|
Happy Valentine's Day! ...well, almost! I ran across a few of my Valentine photos from past years as I was prepping for this year's event and thought I'd share a few... I'm so glad I rummaged through those Walmart clearance carts the day after Valentine's Day last year! I scored paper supplies and cute banner for this year. Each year we host a Valentine's breakfast and it's such a fun event!
|Students create the table centerpieces and we attach dollar store balloons to them!|
|Here's another Valentine bag idea. Students watercolored paper heart doilies then glued them on their red Valentine bag. It was super cute and all the hearts looked different...|
|We also attach a balloon to the jar. Here's a tip: Have your students peel the crayons for the crayon melter themselves! It's a great arrival activity and helps fine motor skills!|
|Our fairy tale unit flows nicely with Valentine's week! My students love to graph! We graph our favorite fairy tales, characters, and different versions of stories that we like best. We read a few different versions of Princess and the Frog...one of our projects was this Pucker Up! graph... There were many giggles during this math activity! The original idea for this graph came from: http://perciousperks.blogspot.com/2011/10/if-i-had-fairy-godmother.html|
Friday, January 1, 2016
Gloves, socks, caps, & mittens! It's that time of year again..practicing buttons, zipping zippers, and putting on jackets! Clothing is something students are quite familiar with and therefore makes a great stepping stone into many different ventures about clothing..where it comes from..how it's made..how is it cleaned..how it's different around the world..etc.
A study on clothing can be tied into any center or interest area. In previous years, my students have created a clothing store or shoe store in the pretend center to go along with the unit theme and to learn about real world experiences..click HERE to view. A laundry room is another great pretend center idea. Students can color sort clothes into baskets, practice hanging and ironing, and even washing in paper box washers/dryers. In the discovery area we set up a provocation with costume books & clothing from around the world books, large paper doll cut outs (similar to gingerbread men), yarn, glue, and scrap fabric and scissors. The math center was very busy with button matching, color sorting, and size sorting. In ABC center students would match upper & lowercase felt clothing letters (pants & shirts) together. In blocks, we had a set of dollhouse dolls with clothes. Students built clothing stores after a virtual tour video we watched about a clothing store.
See how we integrated art into our clothing unit HERE. Art is a great way to learn about different textures and textiles from around the world! Process art and recycling fit in nicely with this unit study as well!
Looking for more clothing or laundry unit ideas? Check out these awesome clothing unit resources & ideas below!
|Here is the part about the artist sketching the clothes in the dryer!|
|Spinned dryer art!|
|I love this mini laundry basket sorting game by Wild Olive! I haven't tried this game yet but it would make a great math center game. Add a clothespin to the game and students can be working on even more fine motor skills! The laundry baskets are actually pencil cups and I think I actually have some of those in my art cabinet!|
|My students loooove bingo! Bingo helps students to practice matching, counting, color identification, listening, fine motor skills, and one-to-one correspondence. I was so excited when I found this set on Etsy. Click here to buy!|
|Preschool Plan It has an awesome collection of FREE Preschool Clothes Theme ideas for centers & lessons!|
|Graphs, graphs, and more graphs! My students enjoy interacting with graphs and especially comparing their likes & dislikes! During our clothing unit we graph types of shoes, colors of clothing, clothing sizes, etc. Mrs. Lee's Kindergarten did an emphasis on buttons during her Cats, Buttons, and Colors Unit. Check out her fun button games, graph, & activities here! |
|An ordinary wire shelf from the dollar store makes great fine motor practice! Adaptive Tasks blog had students use clothespins to squeeze and clip paper clothing "to dry." I have two of these racks or shelves out during our clothing unit. We use one to clip and "to dry" the clothes (made out of felt) and the other to weave. Students practice patterning (over, under, over, under) by weaving colorful ribbon scraps through the wires!|
|See how my students created their own pretend center clothing store HERE!|
|Yarn Block Art - See here how we created these fun prints with items we already had!|
|The Preschool Experiment has some very cool laundry themed tray game ideas including an alphabet match game, sock folding tray, washcloth folding activity, clothespin number match game, and more!|