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Cranberry Playdough, Candy Cane Play Gel, and Nutcracker Activities – Preschool and Kindergarten Community

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Encouragement and learning ideas are two of my passions and I LOVE that you all are sharing both during the Preschool and Kindergarten Community linkup times each week. While being inspired is important for teaching, encouragement is needed so very much for each of us. Be sure to look through the links today too – stop by, read a few links, and encourage each other with comments! Have a great week!

Christmas Scented Playdough


Bring the yummy smells of Christmas into your home with these cranberry and cinnamon playdough recipes from Learning 2 Walk. I may just make a batch of the cranberry playdough for myself – yum!

Montessori-Inspired Nutcracker Activities

greater than less than nutcracker

Deb from Montessori Now has some cute ideas for a Nutcracker theme. I love this greater than/less than activity using a nutcracker – how great is the above picture?

Candy Cane Play Gel

Candy Cane Play Gel

Have some squishy sensory fun with the candy cane play gel tutorial from The Science Kiddo. She tells you how to make your own using an unused diaper and some food coloring – kids will love this!

Penguin Craft Fun (and a Free Download offer)

Penguin Crafts for Kids

Grab links to these cute penguin crafts and find out how you can get a free penguin printable pack during the month of December. ‘’

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Head over to the All About Learning Press blog and enter to win a penguin prize pack valued at $75. It includes some fun books, a learning game, a DVD, and a penguin puppet.

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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  1. Susen Kuchta says

    The penguin craft is adorable. We will be approaching letter P soon and will certainly be doing this activity!

  2. Thanks so much for featuring my Nutcracker post, Jolanthe! And thanks for hosting each week. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas season! :)

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