Classroom activities

Fireworks in a Jar or Glass – Easy Holiday Activity for Preschoolers

Although we are not celebrating the 4th of July here, we had the chance to observe a beautiful firework today. Here. In our living room. Without any noise – even the cats stayed around and didn’t hide under the bed ;). A few simple ingredients and tadaaa – we had our very own fireworks in […]

Super soft purplicious play dough – Time for purple!

I love play dough! I guess I can call it my best classroom friend, because it is so versatile. I use it to practice letters, numbers, construction skills, to improve fine-motor skills and even to calm my kids down. It helps to re-focus, settle, calm …and boost creativity! My boys and girls in my preschool […]

End of Term Summer 2015 and Lots of Fun – Hurray!

What a busy day! Today was our last day of term and the last day of the school year….and it was packed with fun, joy, and some tears here and there. In the morning I prepared everything for a mega water fight with some of my colleagues …we just needed a reason to use all […]

Activities with Alphabet Lacing Beads

Args! I did it again… Yesterday I went to the toy shop to buy a little gift for my friend’s daughter. Unfortunately (or fortunately?) I ended up buying a lot more stuff than I wanted to – I guess the guy in the shop could tell I’m a teacher… One of my newest treasures is […]

Free coloring pages for children: Boys and girls

Right now I’m working on a big clip art set and I couldn’t resist to make a quick little freebie for you. It all started today morning when this little man suddenly popped into my mind: …so I created a set of four coloring in pages for you, featuring two little boys and two little […]

Pasta snakes – threading activity

Last week we finished our “jungle animal theme” and one of our craft activities was “snake threading”. I still had some colored pasta from our last threading activity, so there was not a lot to prepare and the kids loved it. I introduced Miss Snake during morning carpet time, so all of my kids had […]

Ocean theme jar in pre-school class

I just finished a lovely week full of ocean themed activities in my little SEN pre-school class and thought to share one activity that I’ve used every day in different variations. It is so simple and doesn’t need a lot of resources, but the kids loved it – it is hands on and hands in […]

Letter activity with magnetic letters and paper

For today I’ve planned a phonics activity to review our Jolly Phonics sounds of group 1 and 2. (The picture below shows the preparation of the activity).It was such a fun activity!All kids were sitting in line on a carpet and had to take turns in taking letters out of a bag. After saying the […]