Monthly Archives: October 2013

Halloween Flubber

Flubber is seriously one of my favorite mediums to present in my classroom. Everyone loves flubber because it has such a unique feeling and behaves like no other medium. It moves like it’s name. It’s a little squishy, bouncy, stretchy. There is a feedback sensation when you squeeze it. You can chunk it up with…

Diptych Nature Collage

Does your child like to stuff rocks in their pockets at the park or carry sticks around in the woods? If so this project is perfect for your little collector. If that’s not a habit of your child/children then these Diptych Nature Collages give you a great excuse to take a hike in the woods,…

Falling Leaf Mobile

I love celebrating the changing of the seasons. We started off our Autumn session with a Falling Leaf Mobile to honor the changing color of the leaves! In this lesson plan we practiced a lot of fine motor skills such as drawing, cutting with scissors, glue control, and threading yarn through a small hole. Materials…

Halloween Bunting

Halloween is a great holiday because we get to dress up in costume, explore the creepy dark side of life, and act jovial. I work with some very young toddlers and know that in the first few years Halloween can be intimidating and scary. It was my goal to give a fun introduction to Halloween…

Art & Science: Light

One of the things I love most about my job is that I create my own curriculum. If I’m inspired by something I have free range to run with it. I do my best to pay attention to what my students enjoy and what is age appropriate and then follow my inspirational whims whether it…

Summer Harvest 2013!

Planting with toddlers and young children can be challenging so this summer we focused our efforts on tending the garden by watering and enjoying the harvest. Almost all children are thrilled to take part in the watering during the hot summer days and super excited to pick and pull when the veggies are ready. I…

Art & Literacy: Dr. Seuss Fish

I love Dr. Seuss because he’s witty, creative, and fills the imagination with as many goofy illustrations as fanciful word plays and rhymes. To wrap up our three week session of Art & Literacy I introduced Dr. Suess through the first nine pages of “One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish”. I decided to…