- Filed under: Arts and Crafts, Colors and Shapes, Featured, Fine motor skills, Fruits and Vegetables, Seasons, Skill development, Spring, Teaching Ideas Lacing Red Apples by Cheryl Villareal on Aug 12th, 2011
Lacing is a very difficult task to do, especially for the little ones. No matter how many times you explain it to them, they still have difficulty understanding the concept. But that's okay, because at their age, it's their EAGERNESS TO LEARN that'll get them far!
At first, the kids feel frustrated with lacing activities. Because they can't understand it, they refuse to continue doing it. But eventually, they get the small idea that all you ne... Read More » Tags Share Comments (2 )
- Filed under: Arts and Crafts, Featured, Fruits and Vegetables, Skill development, Teaching Ideas Paper Tearing Orange by Cheryl Villareal on Jan 21st, 2011
Though not most people know it, paper tearing is actually an important skill toddlers need to learn. It is through this that they eventually learn to cut, write and draw.
For our lesson on the color orange, we decided to let the kids try some paper tearing as well. We did not realize it immediately, but it turned out that several of our kids still did not know how to tear paper. Most of them still needed us to help them hold the paper as they ... Read More » Tags Share Comments (2 )
- Filed under: Arts and Crafts, Featured, Fruits and Vegetables, Messy art, Teaching Ideas Fruit and Vegetable Stamping by Cheryl Villareal on Jan 18th, 2011
I don't think it's right to play with food and put it to waste. But if playing with it means the kids get to go through a unique learning experience, then I don't think it was wasted at all.
After having our fun making fruit kebab and vegetable salads, it was time to use the leftover fruits and vegetables for some art! This stamping activity is so easy to do that you can just leave the kids to do it as they please!
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- Filed under: Cooking in Class, Featured, Fruits and Vegetables, Teaching Ideas Yummy Fruit Kebab! by Cheryl Villareal on Jan 5th, 2011
Most children love eating fruits, but adding a little twist to the fruits makes the experience even better for them! For our theme on food, we decided to make some fruit kebabs with the kids. The term "kebab" is a Persian or Indian term that means on a stick or skewer. This is usually meant for their famous chicken kebabs and the like. In our case, we decided to use fruits!
What you will need:
At least 5 kinds of fruits
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- Filed under: Arts and Crafts, Featured, Fruits and Vegetables, Shared Blogs, Teaching Ideas Paperplate Watermelons by Cheryl Villareal on Nov 17th, 2010
Here's a cool activity my co-teacher, Sandra Ong shared with me. We took some pictures of the final product but none of it in the making. So let me try my best to put it into words!
What you need
Watermelon seeds ( "Butong Pakwan" as we call it in the Philippines)
Red and Green paint
Step 1: Give the kids the paper plates and let them paint it green and red (you can also already mix the paint with the glue)
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- Filed under: Cooking in Class, Featured, Fruits and Vegetables, Teaching Ideas Hot Potato by Cheryl Villareal on Oct 9th, 2010
While on the topic of hands, we also learned about hot and cold objects! What a perfect opportunity to cook with the kids! We wanted them to be able to see how cooking can soften up something and so we decided to make some Mashed Potatoes!
To start off, we danced to the song HOT POTATO by the Wiggles! My students last year loved this song, and so did the kids this year! We played it more than 10 times during free play the following day due to ... Read More » Tags Share Comments (0 )
- Filed under: Arts and Crafts, Colors and Shapes, Fruits and Vegetables, Seasons, Spring, Teaching Ideas Red Apples by Cheryl Villareal on Aug 4th, 2010
For our toddlers, anything involving their fine motor skills is still difficult. Usually, children this age enjoy painting and pasting most. So, that's exactly what we gave them! A pasting and painting activity that really easy to do! My 2-year old students really had fun doing it! :)
What you need:
Small paper plates
Red Japanese Paper
Brown Construction Paper
Green Art Paper
Step 1: Cut th... Read More » Tags Share Comments (2 )