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Preschool Theme Ideas, Alphabet Games, and Sunflower Crafts – Preschool and Kindergarten Community

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My brain is slowly getting back in the preschool gear. I tell you, switching between an apple theme for preschool and grading high school lit papers is enough to make my brain start smoking! You all had some fun links last week, and here are a few to highlight.

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If you need some preschool theme ideas to get your brain going, be sure to check out this list from School Time Snippets. Several of them are based on the seasons, but there are quite a few you might forget (like me) and it’s a great reminder! I plan on putting this list to good use over the next few weeks!

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Have some fun with this Alphabet Quest game from Mama Casale – I know our kids would have loved this and there are so many different things you could do with this setup besides alphabet learning!

Last week our 3 year old co-op class had some great fun using several apple crafts and activities. From do-a-dot pages to a fun handprint craft, we had a pile of things to send home for mom and dad!

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A local field was FULL of sunflowers recently – which just made this paper plate sunflower craft from In the Playroom jump out at me. Sunflowers just make me smile!

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35 Apple Crafts and Activities for Children

September is a great time to use apples in your teaching time. There are an abundance of apple crafts, recipes, activities, and printables.

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Here is a collection of 35+ apple crafts and activities that have been shared during the Preschool and Kindergarten Community over the last few years.

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Apple Activities

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Apple Snacks & Cooking

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Apple Sensory Bins & Playdough

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Apple Book Units

Apple Printables

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Cooking with Kids – Preschool and Kindergarten Community

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Cooking with kids can be such a great way to add in FUN learning to your day. Beside measuring and mixing, kids love creating. Fixing a fun snack or meal to go along with a theme or book can be a great way to make memories that will last for years to come. Here are a few fun ideas you may enjoy…

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Coffee with Us 3 shares some tips for keeping kids safe in the kitchen while still keeping the fun in the mix. Cooking might take a little longer, but the experience is so worth it.

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Need some fun (and creative) snack ideas for after school? Visit There’s Just One Mommy for twelve fun snack ideas.

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Is your garden overflowing with zucchini? Have your kids help you make some zucchini chips thanks to Toddlers Through Preschool – it will get them cooking and help clear out some of that abundance!

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A Little Pinch of Perfect has made artwork out of snack time. Her creative Balloon Snack – too cute!!

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These Monster Eye Cookies from Lil’ Luna – too cute!!

 

Have you been cooking and creating with your kids lately?

 

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Science Learning Ideas – Preschool and Kindergarten Community

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Hands-on science makes learning SO much more fun for kids (and moms and dads too!). This year we’re hoping to fit in at least one fun experiment each week. If you’re looking for a few ideas to do with your kids, try some of these…

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Explore color mixing and create a water fountain with this tutorial from A Little Pinch of Perfect.

Create a learning center to explore the life cycle of a frog. Stir the Wonder shares their science table and hands-on learning ideas.

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Kids learn best through repetition and Planet Smarty Pants shares some ways to reinforce science concepts with our kids with practical application and simple questions we can ask to continue learning.

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Glitter and ice cubes were two major ingredients in some toddler science activities that Welcome to Mommyhood shared – and then the kiddos got busy adding and trying even more!

Have a fun science activity to share? Be sure to link up your learning fun this week!

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Name Recognition, Shark Unit, and Water Games – Preschool and Kindergarten Community

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We’re back in the swing of school now and ready for a year full of fun learning! Here are some ideas to get you going as you start your year.

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Starting your first day of school soon? Print off one of the o’FISH-ally a Preschooler handprint crafts from Fun Handprint Art and create a little something extra to remember your first day!

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Living Montessori Now shares some great activities to help reinforce name recognition for children that are all Montessori friendly.

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Wrap up the summer fun with the Balance and Float game from Little Pinch of Perfect. LOVE this game and it would be a fun treat on a hot day!

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Have a child that is fascinated by sharks? Check out the Shark Unit from Every Star is Different for some free printables and ideas to use with your kids.

 

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