- Filed under: Arts and Crafts, Featured, Halloween, Holiday crafts, Personalize, Role Play, Teaching Ideas Monster Feet for Halloween! by Cheryl Villareal on Oct 28th, 2011
Halloween is coming up and a lot of people around the world are ready to celebrate Halloween. However, we don't celebrate it as much here in the Philippines. Still, who says we can't get it a little with the Halloween cheer right? I personally love the occasion but I don't want to go against the culture of our school as well. So, here's what we ended up with!
What you will need:
Two identical tissue boxes
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- Filed under: Family, Featured, Fine motor skills, Flowers and Plants, Messy art, Role Play, Skill development, Stories, Teaching Ideas Our Self-made Cardboard Playhouse by Cheryl Villareal on Oct 8th, 2011
Whenever I see old boxes coming from soaps, shoes, gifts or the like, I often want to keep it in hopes of finding a purpose for it in the near future. I’m guessing most preschool teachers agree with me too! We like to keep all sorts of stuff, especially boxes! Regardless of how small or BIG the box may be, we just want to keep it because we feel throwing it away will make us regret it in the future.
Just a few weeks ago, on our unit o... Read More » Tags Share Comments (1 )
- Filed under: Arts and Crafts, Featured, Personalize, Role Play, Teaching Ideas Stylish Newspaper Hat for the Kids by Cheryl Villareal on Aug 7th, 2011
While trying to come up with another craft activity, I remembered how the kids loved wearing all those funny and silly hats. We wanted them to make their own and tried to come up with a simple way to make one. We already tried paper folding (the one that can also be made into a boat) and eventually came up with this.
What you will need:
Cut outs or craft punch (for decorations)
What to do:
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- Filed under: Animals and Insects, Role Play, Stories, Teaching Ideas Little Pigs Role Playing by Cheryl Villareal on Mar 12th, 2011
For our unit on family.. we decided to invite some of the parents to come and be the teachers for the day. Through this, they get to share a little bit of their expertise such as cooking, art and stories! We had so much fun watching the parents teach the kids... and I honestly learned a lot from them as well!
Besides giving parents the opportunity to teach and share their knowledge, this also gives us the opportunity to spend time with th... Read More » Tags Share Comments (1 )
- Filed under: Animals and Insects, Featured, Reading and Language, Role Play, Stories, Teaching Ideas Going on a Bear Hunt by Cheryl Villareal on Oct 16th, 2010
We're going on a bear hunt is a book written by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury. It's such a fun and interactive story in which it would be impossible for a child to just sit and listen... (unless the teacher says so I guess).
The book is about a family going on a bear hunt! On their way, they come across several obstacles. "Uh-oh, mud! Thick oozy mud! Can't go over it, can't go under it. Uh-oh, we have to go through it!" If you can draw or p... Read More » Tags Share Comments (1 )
- Filed under: Arts and Crafts, Featured, Personalize, Role Play, Teaching Ideas Sock Puppets by Cheryl Villareal on Oct 12th, 2010
Making puppets or at least seeing puppets is one experience every preschooler should go through! Besides the activity's connection to our current lesson on feet, it was also a good way to help those kids who feared puppets.
Puppets can be anything you want them to be... animals, community helpers, family members or the students themselves! It's really easy to connect with whatever lesson you have. Since we are still learning a lot about our se... Read More » Tags Share Comments (0 )
- Filed under: Featured, Games and Activities, Role Play, Sand and Sea, Senses and Body Parts, Teaching Ideas Let’s Walk Barefooted by Cheryl Villareal on Oct 10th, 2010
What can your feet do? I can use my feet to walk, run and jump! But did you know your feet can also feel things? We asked the children to bring a pair of slippers for our week's topic about the feet! Instead of wearing shoes to school, they wore their slippers. And after a short discussion about the feet, it was time to take them for a SENSORY WALK.
Now, this could have been a lot more fun outdoors, unfortunately, the school I work at does n... Read More » Tags Share Comments (2 )
- Filed under: Arts and Crafts, Featured, Games and Activities, Role Play, Science Experiments, Senses and Body Parts, Teaching Ideas Binoculars for Kids by Cheryl Villareal on Sep 12th, 2010
After reviewing what our eyes can do, we decided to let the kids goof around with some binoculars! If you have real binoculars, it'd be great to let them try the real thing before the activity! This would be a first for several of them! My past students would usually take a second look through the binoculars because they can't understand why things are suddenly appearing closer or farther! Afterward, let them make their own to play with! And of c... Read More » Tags Share Comments (1 )