Category Archives: Preschool

Flowers and Water Beads Sensory Bin

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Here is a fun spring themed sensory bin. Rosebud and I love flowers and I through this together in less than five minutes. After we waited for the water beads to puff up to full size, it was all set for play. This kept Rosebud busy for over an hour while I made dinner. What’s in the bin? Flowers tube… Read more »

Gifts Your Teachers Will Really Appreciate

This week is Teacher Appreciation week. If you are wondering how to show appreciation, I have a few ideas. This list is made with early childhood educators in mind, but will work for school teachers as well. It all depends on the needs of your schools and classrooms. At our center, a handful of parents will bring in food on… Read more »

12 Spring Themed Books for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Every season, I like to switch up the books that are out for Rosebud. A couple weeks ago, I brought out the books we have for spring. She still loves some of the board books that she enjoyed last year which is why I’m including them in this list. She knows many of her books by heart and likes to… Read more »

10 Easter Gift Ideas for Your Little Girl

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I know most people do egg hunts or fill Easter baskets with candy and other goodies, but when I was a kid, I rarely remember getting Easter baskets. If I did get an Easter basket, it was premade. Usually, my mom would buy me a couple gifts instead of the Easter basket. She thought the premade ones were a waste… Read more »

A Sensory Bin for Fine Motor Skills

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I set up this sensory bin often for Rosebud. She likes to be in the kitchen with me while I’m making dinner. I usually try to make foods that she can help me prepare, but when the meal is too complicated or if she isn’t in the mood to help, I put together this quick sensory bin. I don’t have… Read more »

Potty Training Strategies That Work

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I’m happy to say that Rosebud is potty trained! We have been on quite a journey, but she’s finally got it. We actually started potty training when she was around 18 months old because I bought one of the child sized potties. She learned really quickly what to do. She was staying dry for most of the day plus peeing… Read more »

Easter Spring Sensory Bin

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This post will be short, but I wanted to check in and share our latest sensory bin. I’m not sure what to call this, so I’m going with the Easter spring sensory bin. I went to the dollar store the other day and stocked up on some random spring and Easter items and here is what I came up with… Read more »

Sink or Float

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This is a really simple science activity. You can use any items from around the house. This kept Rosebud occupied for quite a while and she was so excited that she was doing a science experiment. What I used: Glass bowl, Water, Pompom, Glass rock, Penny, Toy nut from tool set, Small plastic lid, Small ball, Toy Walrus, Mini rubber… Read more »

Easter Egg Fillers for Preschoolers

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Last year, we did a small scavenger hunt for Rosebud. She was delighted to find all the eggs and their surprises. We didn’t include any Easter candy last year, but we had included some jewelry which was not a big hit. The only sugary treat was some mini marshmallows, but we tried to keep those to a minimum. It was… Read more »

Candy Shop

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This was a left over activity from Valentine’s Day. We used the candy boxes with the chocolate play-dough to make some pretend treats. Here are some of the things we made and the skills we are working on using play-dough. What’s on the tray: Chocolate play-dough, Candy boxes, Measuring cup and spoons, Rolling pin, Play-dough tools Cookie cutters. Fine Motor… Read more »