- Filed under: Animals and Insects, Colors and Shapes, Edible crafts, Featured, Teaching Ideas Fruit Loops and Octopuses by Cheryl Villareal on Jul 30th, 2012
Other countries have CHEERIOS, we on the other hand have FRUIT LOOPS. I love how many things you can do with these stuff! So for our animal theme…while also learning the circle shape, we decided to create some octopuses using FRUIT LOOPS!
What you will need:
Construction Paper (we used color purple but you can use any)
What you will do:
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- Filed under: Colors and Shapes, Cooking in Class, Easter, Edible crafts, Featured, Holiday crafts, Mothers' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Teaching Ideas Rainbows in my Tummy! Yummy Rainbow Pancakes! by Cheryl Villareal on Mar 14th, 2012
When cooking, one of the things chefs/cooks need to give importance to is the ay the food will be presented. I am always amazed at how they're able to design and create food in the most unique and mouth-watering ways! Well, I'm no chef... but I AM a preschool teacher! We preschool teachers might not be able to prepare food in a classy and sophisticated way, but we can get as artistic as we can!... and in my case a little messy! haha
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- Filed under: Animals and Insects, Edible crafts, Featured, Sand and Sea, Seasons, Spring, Summer, Teaching Ideas Digging for Gummy Worms! by Cheryl Villareal on Jun 16th, 2011
Worms are often a child's favorite play thing and an adult's worst nightmare! I remember playing with worms and caterpillars myself when I was younger...but now that I'm all grown up, I can't even imagine touching one! However, as a preschool teacher... I think this is one of the fears we have to overcome!
As long as none of my children ask for it or we don't into such a situation, I'd rather not play with worms! (haha) But I wouldn't wan... Read More » Tags Share Comments (1 )
- Filed under: Cooking in Class, Edible crafts, Featured, Sand and Sea, Seasons, Summer, Teaching Ideas Octopus and Squid Hotdogs for Snack Time by Cheryl Villareal on May 20th, 2011
Yum! Octopuses? Squids? Now I wonder what that would taste like! No worries, it's not a real octopus or squid, but it sure is a lot of fun to make! Not only will the little chefs have fun preparing it, but I'm sure they'd have fun eating it as well! I myself enjoyed it like a little girl!
What you will need
Hotdog (preferably balls or cocktail size)
Spaghetti noodles (uncooked)
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- Filed under: Arts and Crafts, Colors and Shapes, Cooking in Class, Easter, Edible crafts, Featured, Holiday crafts, Seasons, Spring, Teaching Ideas Painting Eggs with Food Coloring for Easter by Cheryl Villareal on Apr 17th, 2011
Easter is coming up in just a few days! I remember looking forward to this day because of the Easter Egg hunts! This week in class however, we let the kids try making their own egg salads (in line with our theme on food) and decorating their own eggs using food coloring! The activity turned out REALLY REALLY messy, but REALLY REALLY fun! Did I mention I ABSOLUTELY LOVE messy arts?? I feel these kinds of art activities are the ones that really giv... Read More » Tags Share Comments (0 )
- Filed under: Arts and Crafts, Christmas, Colors and Shapes, Edible crafts, Featured, Holiday crafts, Shared Blogs, Teaching Ideas M&M Christmas Tree by Cheryl Villareal on Dec 17th, 2010
Here's another fun way to have the toddlers decorate their own Christmas tree. I'm sure they'd be begging you for more! I don't think the challenge here will be to get them to finish it, but rather to get them to stop eating the chocolates!
This activity was shared by my co-teacher, Sandra Ong. She is a Chinese nursery teacher from a private school in the Philippines. Thank you Teacher Sandra.
What you will need:
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- Filed under: Arts and Crafts, Christmas, Edible crafts, Fathers' Day, Featured, Holiday crafts, Mothers' Day, Teaching Ideas Popcorn Picture Frame by Cheryl Villareal on Dec 1st, 2010
Who knew there was so much you could do with popcorn? Just a few days ago, I shared our taste activity using popcorn. Today, let me share with you another awesome activity that you may even give as gifts for the coming holidays!
I used to make picture frames using uncooked pasta, but it was always difficult to get the pasta to stick with plain glue. I usually used a glue gun. So we thought of using an alternative. Since we had so much leftov... Read More » Tags Share Comments (0 )
- Filed under: Colors and Shapes, Cooking in Class, Edible crafts, Featured, Halloween, Mothers' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Teaching Ideas Rainbow Bread by Cheryl Villareal on Nov 24th, 2010
Most kids enjoy painting and doing random art works. At most times, it is the only thing they want to do! Then again, a lot of kids also enjoy cooking. I think the fact that they are not yet allowed to do so on their own is what makes it more exciting for them. Painting and cooking; two great activities on their own. What more fun it would be if we could combine them. Well, who says we can't?
My co-teacher and I were trying to come u... Read More » Tags Share Comments (2 )
- Filed under: Arts and Crafts, Edible crafts, Featured, Messy art, Sand and Sea, Senses and Body Parts, Teaching Ideas Sweet Paint with Powdered Juice by Cheryl Villareal on Nov 8th, 2010
Children, regardless of the age, love painting! Their paintings vary from shapes, to everyday objects, or even just abstract art! As long as there's a paintbrush in hand, you can only expect a masterpiece to follow! However, as much as we want them to have all the fun possible, paint can be difficult to wash of at times and also not good to eat! Toddlers would put ANYTHING in their mouths and this is one of those things we never want them to tast... Read More » Tags Share Comments (1 )
- Filed under: Animals and Insects, Edible crafts, Featured, Games and Activities, Senses and Body Parts, Skill development, Teaching Ideas Feed the animals by Cheryl Villareal on Nov 4th, 2010
Just a few days ago, I shared the Pin the Nose on the animals activity. Most of the kids already knew which nose belonged to which animal even before we started. This time, we tried learning about the other things animals do with their noses.
The kids all know that noses are used for smelling, but they have yet to learn how some animals use their noses for eating and picking up objects. To introduce to them how elephants eat, we prepared a sim... Read More » Tags Share Comments (0 )