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Soft Words Jar and a Shoelace Trick – Preschool and Kindergarten Community

Preschool and Kindergarten Community weekly linkup

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas break and were able to spend some time with your family and just REST!! While I realize not many of you may be working on school, you may be creating some fun projects together still and would love to share!

Don’t forget to link up a post or two of yours and share what you’ve been working on with your kids! Here are a few fun ideas from last week’s linkup.

Soft Words Jar

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The soft words jar is something we are going to implement in our house. I absolutely LOVE this idea from Spell Outloud to encourage gentle words and soft answers between family members.

Dramatic Play from A to Z

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Dramatic play is so very important for kids and Happy Brown House has put together a complete A to Z Dramatic Play list for you to get the wheels spinning on play ideas!

Shoelace Trick

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Confession – one of our kids took a very long time to learn how to tie his shoes! With everything flip flops, crocs, and velcro these days, finding tie-up shoes can be hard, never mind learning how to tie them! Check out this shoelace trick from Steam Powered Family.

 

DIY Paper Baubles

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Although we are past Christmas and decorations, these DIY paper baubles are so very cute and I’m thinking I need to find any excuse to make them anyway! We have tones of fun papers to use on this craft and it is so simple!

That’s it for this week! Can’t wait to see what you all have been up to!

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Link Up with the Preschool and Kindergarten Community!

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Learning Through Children’s Books – Preschool & Kindergarten Community Linkup

Preschool and Kindergarten Community weekly linkup

Leaning through literature has been one of our children’s favorite ways to grasp various concepts and have fun together. We started out with many of the Before Five in a Row titles and branched out from there. Through painting, crafts, creative play, and hands-on activities there are various ways to expand on a story and learn.  This week I’m sharing several ideas from readers that started with a simple children’s book.

Don’t forget to link up a post or two of yours and share what you’ve been working on with your kids! Here are a few fun ideas from last week’s linkup.

Purple People Eater Art

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Have a favorite book your kids enjoy? Create an art project based on that story! Westword Blog shares a cute one-eyed, one-horned flying purple people eater project her daughter painted after reading Harold and the Purple Crayon.

Peter and the Wolf

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Sometimes the best part of a story is re-enacting that story and letting imaginations run free. Happy Brown House shares a recent Peter and the Wolf activity her boys had fun with.

Puff the Magic Dragon Bubble Blower Craft

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After reading Puff the Magic Dragon, Study at Home Mama created this fun bubble blower with her daughter – a great way to recycle too!

The Red Carpet Unit

A pile of blocks and a roll of red streamers helped recreate a scene from The Red Carpet and provided hours of fun and learning.

That’s all for this week! Link up and share your learning ideas in the linky below!

Follow the PreK and Kindergarten Community Pinterest Board

Preschool Pinterest Board

Each week I am  pinning many of your links onto the Preschool and Kindergarten Community Pinterest Board. I’m a visual person, so having pictures to help me remember posts is super helpful. Be sure to jump over and follow the board – and find some fun ideas at the same time!

 

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Link Up with the Preschool and Kindergarten Community!

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Ready for another week of linking up and sharing ideas? I am so glad that you are stopping by today (really, I am!) and can’t wait to see what you all have to share this week. Be sure to stop by our PreK & K Pinterest board to see a collection of the different posts we are pinning – including yours!

Share what you are doing with your kids! Please link your exact blog post to the Mr. Linky below and link back here too! Grab a button for your post and be sure to take a minute to visit the person who linked up before you.



Acorn Jewels and Magic Money – Preschool & Kindergarten Community Linkup

Preschool and Kindergarten Community weekly linkup

Ready for another week of linking up and sharing ideas? I am so glad that you are stopping by today (really, I am!) and can’t wait to see what you all have to share this week. Be sure to stop by our PreK & K Pinterest board to see a collection of the different posts we are pinning – including yours!

Don’t forget to link up a post or two of yours and share what you’ve been working on with your kids! Here are a few fun ideas from last week’s linkup.

Acorn Jewels

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How cute are these little acorn jewels from Dabbling Mama? Aside from getting in a wonderful nature walk, your children will have colorful mementos of their outdoor time. So many different things you can do with these too!

 

Magic Money Experiment

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Science doesn’t have to be complicated or over the top to help kids learn and grasp concepts. Mama to 5 Blessings shares several simple science experiments, including a ‘magic money’ one that your kids will love!

Montessori and Waldorf-Inspired Homeschool Room

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Getting a peek into other’s homeschool rooms is always so much fun! Natural Beach Living shared a tour of her room – be sure to check it out. There are always ideas that we can incorporate into our own learning spaces!

Apple and Worm Name Activity

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If your child is working on spelling his name, this worm and apple felt threading activity from Fantastic Fun and Learning would be a great way to work on the letter sequence and squeeze in a little fine motor practice at the same time.

That’s it for this week! Don’t forget to link up below and visit a few other people as well – thanks for sharing.

Follow the PreK and Kindergarten Community Pinterest Board

Preschool Pinterest Board

Each week I am  pinning many of your links onto the Preschool and Kindergarten Community Pinterest Board. I’m a visual person, so having pictures to help me remember posts is super helpful. Be sure to jump over and follow the board – and find some fun ideas at the same time!

 

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Link Up with the Preschool and Kindergarten Community!

Homeschool Preschool: Preschool and Kindergarten Community linkup at Homeschool CreationsShare what you are doing with your kids! Please link your exact blog post to the Mr. Linky below and link back here too! Grab a button for your post and be sure to take a minute to visit the person who linked up before you.

Lupine Flower Art and Falling Apples Addition – Preschool and Kindergarten Community

Preschool and Kindergarten Community weekly linkup

Ready for another week of linking up and sharing ideas? I am so glad that you are stopping by today (really, I am!) and can’t wait to see what you all have to share this week. Be sure to stop by our PreK & K Pinterest board to see a collection of the different posts we are pinning – including yours!

Don’t forget to link up a post or two of yours and share what you’ve been working on with your kids! Here are a few fun ideas from last week’s linkup.

Falling Apples Addition

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You’ll only need a few pom-poms and a basket for this apple addition activity from Fantastic Fun and Learning. It’s a great way to get the wiggles out and have squeeze in a little math learning at the same time.

 

Lupine Flower Art Project

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Lupines are a weakness of mine, so I had to share this Lupine Flower art project from Study at Home Mama. There are so many wonderful textures and mediums used in this project – and I have a feeling that mom would enjoy it just as much as the kids!

 

First Week of School

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If you want a little peek at someone’s first week back at school, visit Faithful with the Little. She shares a day-by-day (and honest) look at the ups and downs of their week. Love her transparency and the reminder of how blessed we are to have this time with our children!

35 Apple Crafts and Activities

35 Apple crafts and activities for preschool and kindergarten

 

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

That’s all for this week –

 

Follow the PreK and Kindergarten Community Pinterest Board

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Each week I am  pinning many of your links onto the Preschool and Kindergarten Community Pinterest Board. I’m a visual person, so having pictures to help me remember posts is super helpful. Be sure to jump over and follow the board – and find some fun ideas at the same time!

 

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Link Up with the Preschool and Kindergarten Community!

Homeschool Preschool: Preschool and Kindergarten Community linkup at Homeschool CreationsShare what you are doing with your kids! Please link your exact blog post to the Mr. Linky below and link back here too! Grab a button for your post and be sure to take a minute to visit the person who linked up before you.



Learning About Worms and Painting with Nature – Preschool and Kindergarten Community

Preschool and Kindergarten Community weekly linkup

Ready for another week of linking up and sharing ideas? I am so glad that you are stopping by today (really, I am!) and can’t wait to see what you all have to share this week. Be sure to stop by our PreK & K Pinterest board to see a collection of the different posts we are pinning – including yours!

Don’t forget to link up a post or two of yours and share what you’ve been working on with your kids! Here are a few fun ideas from last week’s linkup.

DIY Duct Tape Cushion

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If your kiddos are looking for a soft place to sit, this DIY Duct Tape cushion would be a fun art project and double as a comfy spot to sit down and read. Visit There’s Just One Mommy for the DIY Tutorial for the traveling pillow.

Learning About Worms

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If you don’t want to wait for a rain storm to find and observe worms (or want to make a mucky mess digging), you need to check out this fun worm science activity that will bring worms to the surface without hurting them! Such a great idea from Stella 123!

Itsy Bitsy Spider Window Play

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If wall space is an issue in your house, move to the windows! Where Imagination Grows shares an Itsy Bitsy Spider window activity that your kids will love!

Painting with Nature

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Combine a little bit of botany in with your art time by bringing some nature to the painting table. Mommyhood in Holland shares some fun painting projects her children worked on that will inspire you to get outside and pull the paints out!

Fall Tree Craft

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If your house is anything like mine, there are a few boxes of cereal that are a 1/4 cup shy of being finished. Rather than having them sit on the shelf, make this Cereal Fall Tree Craft from Hands on As We Grow (and clean out a little space in your pantry too!).

That’s all for this week – can’t wait to see what you have been up to! Link up below and share.

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Each week I am  pinning many of your links onto the Preschool and Kindergarten Community Pinterest Board. I’m a visual person, so having pictures to help me remember posts is super helpful. Be sure to jump over and follow the board – and find some fun ideas at the same time!

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Link Up with the Preschool and Kindergarten Community!

Homeschool Preschool: Preschool and Kindergarten Community linkup at Homeschool CreationsShare what you are doing with your kids! Please link your exact blog post to the Mr. Linky below and link back here too! Grab a button for your post and be sure to take a minute to visit the person who linked up before you.

DIY Dry Erase Pockets, Forest Collage, and Coral Reef Sensory Bin – Preschool and Kindergarten Community

Preschool and Kindergarten Community weekly linkup

Ready for another week of linking up and sharing ideas? I am so glad that you are stopping by today (really, I am!) and can’t wait to see what you all have to share this week. Be sure to stop by our PreK & K Pinterest board to see a collection of the different posts we are pinning – including yours!

Don’t forget to link up a post or two of yours and share what you’ve been working on with your kids! Here are a few fun ideas from last week’s linkup.

DIY Dry Erase Pockets

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This DIY Dry Erase Pocket from Little Pinch of Perfect would make a great addition to any school time. A little bit of duct tape and a few minutes can save you some laminating time!

Forest Collage

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There are so many fun things that My Bright Firefly did when learning about the forest, including a forest collage that went along with the book graphics they were were reading.

Coral Reef Sensory Bin

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Deb from Living Montessori Now shares a beautiful coral reef sensory bin she used with her granddaughter. They ‘grew’ coral and added in some fun manipulatives to learn about coral reefs. 

Calendar and Morning Board Printables

Calendar Board Printables from Homeschool Creations

Ready to learn about the days of the week and more? Download the free calendar board printables and get a peek at how we set our board up.

 

That’s it for this week. Can’t wait to see what you all have been up to the last bit!

 

Follow the PreK and Kindergarten Community Pinterest Board

Preschool Pinterest Board

Each week I am  pinning many of your links onto the Preschool and Kindergarten Community Pinterest Board. I’m a visual person, so having pictures to help me remember posts is super helpful. Be sure to jump over and follow the board – and find some fun ideas at the same time!

 

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Link Up with the Preschool and Kindergarten Community!

Homeschool Preschool: Preschool and Kindergarten Community linkup at Homeschool CreationsShare what you are doing with your kids! Please link your exact blog post to the Mr. Linky below and link back here too! Grab a button for your post and be sure to take a minute to visit the person who linked up before you.