- Filed under: Colors and Shapes, Featured, Hands can feel, Messy art, Playdough, Science Experiments, Senses and Body Parts, Teaching Ideas Scented Playdough: Sense of Smell by Cheryl Villareal on Sep 5th, 2012
It's always fun to learn about our senses through a variety of experiments, wouldn't you agree? For our unit on the sense of smell, one of the activities we did with the kids was to create our own scented play doughs! Oh what fun the kids had, they were so proud of their works and couldn't believe they made it themselves. Who know play dough was so easy to make?
I got the recipe from eHow.com but I didn't follow it to the dot, I just adjusted ... Read More » Tags Share Comments (2 )
- Filed under: Ears for hearing, Senses and Body Parts, Teaching Ideas Listening Ears: Big Ears for the Little Kids by Cheryl Villareal on Aug 20th, 2012
Learning about the five senses can be A LOT of fun! There are just SO MANY activities that can be done!
On our lesson about the ears, we decided to create our own pair of LISTENING EARS! So instead of just pretending to “put on” their listening ears during story time, we actually got to try it for real! Once the kids get use to the idea, it becomes a fun way to recall our classroom rules!
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- Filed under: Arts and Crafts, Featured, Fine arts, Fine motor skills, Playdough, Senses and Body Parts, Skill development, Teaching Ideas Clay Art in Preschool: Other Ways to Play with Clay by Cheryl Villareal on Jul 15th, 2012
Clay… Playdough… noodles….these are just some of the many “toys” kids like to play with that really tap several skills all at once! With clay they get to practice their fine motor skills, their imagination, their creativity and so much more!
Last summer, another activity Ayala Museum did was Clay Art by Jose Joya. It’s really simple and easy to do! This post isn’t really like my usual tutorials, this really is just some... Read More » Tags Share Comments (1 )
- Filed under: Animals and Insects, Business and Services, Featured, Fieldtrip Suggestions, Flowers and Plants, Games and Activities, Lifestyle and Events, Museums and Galleries, Reading and Language, Senses and Body Parts, Teaching Ideas, Tips for Parents Mind Blown at the Country’s First World Class Science Museum: The Mind Museum by Cheryl Villareal on Mar 1st, 2012
Some time last year, I started seeing posters and banners about a new Science Museum rising in Taguig. Being a teacher, the news of a new fieldtrip site was naturally very exciting… but learning that it would rise at the Fort Bonifacio Taguig boiled up various expectations for me. I started imagining just how cool this place might be and wondered what they would have to offer that other museums didn’t have. I eagerly waited for more news an... Read More » Tags Share Comments (1 )
- Filed under: Ears for hearing, Featured, Hygiene, Senses and Body Parts, Teaching Ideas Fun Ear Cleaning Activity with Flour by Cheryl Villareal on Jan 12th, 2012
Ok, before you feel confused or wonder what I’m doing with flour and ears… it’s an art activity we did in class. We were trying to come up with a way to teach kids about personal hygiene and ear cleaning and this is what we came up with. It was really fun and the kids were really grossed out thinking that the colored flour was real ear wax!
We did the activity not to teach the kids how to clean their ears but to let the kids know WH... Read More » Tags Share Comments (1 )
- Filed under: Face, Fine arts, Senses and Body Parts, Teaching Ideas Picasso’s Cubism Became A Mix and Match of Faces by Cheryl Villareal on Nov 20th, 2011
While learning about the different parts of our body and our different senses, we decided to let the kids create a puzzle with their own faces. Since we were also on the topic of fine art, we tried to copy Picasso's cubism. It has a similar idea but not entirely right. Eventually, the idea evolved and we ended up cutting pictures from magazine and had the kids make a distorted image of themselves. We got mixed reactions for this activity. Some ki... Read More » Tags Share Comments (0 )
- Filed under: Arts and Crafts, Eyes can see, Fine arts, Hands can feel, Messy art, Senses and Body Parts, Teaching Ideas Splatter Painting like Jackson Pollock by Cheryl Villareal on Nov 5th, 2011
Well, I showed you Michelangelo and Van Gogh... now another famous artist of the fine arts is Jackson Pollock. Now Jackson Pollock’s art is more on the abstract side. He is well known for his splatter paintings. At first look, I thought… “what’s so hard about that?” but give it a try and you’ll realize it’s not as easy as it looks. Sure, it’ll look great no matter what, but he’s work is definitely different… definitely the wor... Read More » Tags Share Comments (1 )
- Filed under: Arts and Crafts, Eyes can see, Featured, Fine arts, Hands can feel, Messy art, Senses and Body Parts, Teaching Ideas The “Sistine Table”- Painting Like Michelangelo by Cheryl Villareal on Nov 2nd, 2011
Who says preschoolers are too young to learn about fine arts? It’s always better to start young right? For the entire month, we have decided to teach our little kiddos about the famous artists and their unique artistic styles! To start off, we introduced them to the famous Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti or simply Michelangelo!
First, we showed the kids his famous painting on the Sistine chapel. They did not completel... Read More » Tags Share Comments (2 )
- Filed under: Arts and Crafts, Colors and Shapes, Featured, Hands can feel, Messy art, Patterns, Senses and Body Parts, Skill development, Teaching Ideas Sponge Stamping with Shades of Blue by Cheryl Villareal on Oct 2nd, 2011
Last year, we let the kids do some SPONGE PAINTING as a extension on our lesson about squares. The kids had so much fun playing with the sponges because of their unique texture but the teachers also had to be careful not to give the kids too much paint because they tended to let the sponge absorb too much and squeeze out ALL the paint. As fun as this may be, we weren't prepared for a messy activity that day.
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- Filed under: Arts and Crafts, Featured, Fine motor skills, Hands can feel, Messy art, Science Experiments, Senses and Body Parts, Teaching Ideas Experimenting with Puffy Ice Cream by Cheryl Villareal on Sep 4th, 2011
So last year, I saw this amazing art activity from Deborah of TeachPreschool.org, and had to try it right away! We did almost the exact thing that Deborah showed in her tutorial and it turned out to be a huge success. Not only did the kids love how it felt, but they also enjoyed the unique experience in making these shaving cream ice creams! Some of them even tried to eat it! Lucky we caught them in time!
This year, I have a new batch of ... Read More » Tags Share Comments (1 )