- Filed under: Featured, Magic Art, Science Experiments, Teaching Ideas Science and Art: Marbled Milk Painting by Cheryl Villareal on Sep 26th, 2016
Kids get fascinated with the simplest things. They love magic and discovery, which is why it's always fun to do science experiments with them. So how about a science experiment which ends with a little art?
For our art and science combo, my co-teacher and I decided to let them have some fun with milk and food coloring.
What You Will Need:
Big and shallow container
Food coloring (more colors, more fun)
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- Filed under: Colors and Shapes, Featured, Teaching Ideas, Tips for Parents Gimbal’s Gourmet Jelly Beans: Yummy Jelly Beans Made with Real Fruit Juice by Cheryl Villareal on Sep 25th, 2016
Kids LOVE candy! And as much as we want them to stay healthy, a little junk food and sweets (in my personal opinion) is fine. I mean, it IS part of growing up... at least it was for me. Recently however, I learned of this new treat that's a tad bit healthier than most candies as it is not only made of real fruit juice, but rich in antioxidant and Vitamin C. Oooh, interesting right?
In 1898, Alexander Gimbal founded the Gimbal Candy Kitchen in ... Read More » Tags Share Comments (0 )
- 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: 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.
So instead of just lettin... Read More » Tags Share Comments (1 )
- Filed under: Colors and Shapes, Featured, Games and Activities, Science Experiments, Senses and Body Parts, Teaching Ideas Looking through colors by Cheryl Villareal on Sep 17th, 2010
Just recently, I shared a post on binoculars for the kids! This turned out to be a very successful activity! The kids not only enjoyed playing with it, but they also had fun making it!
This reminded me of an activity I did last year which I called Looking Through Colors. The materials are teacher-made, and the kids really look forward to using and playing with it.
What you will need:
Old cardboard or folders
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- Filed under: Arts and Crafts, Colors and Shapes, Featured, Holiday crafts, Seasons, Senses and Body Parts, Spring, St. Patrick's Day, Teaching Ideas Recycled Rainbow Art by Cheryl Villareal on Sep 10th, 2010
I'm pretty sure any child who went through preschool has tried making a rainbow in one way or another. And I'm pretty sure every preschool teacher has also tried making a rainbow in one way or another! So this time, to try something new, we decided to make a rainbow as a group instead of individually!
We assigned each child to bring a specific color to make the rainbow whole. Since we were on the topic of squares, we also asked them to bring ... Read More » Tags Share Comments (1 )
- Filed under: Animals and Insects, Colors and Shapes, Seasons, Spring, Teaching Ideas Ladybug Ladybug! by Cheryl Villareal on Aug 7th, 2010
Besides circles, we are also currently discussing the color red! Hence... the red apples and now, the ladybug! :)
We started off by reading the Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle! We did however have to simplify it since we were dealing with toddlers! After telling them the story, we showed them our ladybug! I let them play with it a little and later on asked them if they wanted to make a ladybug of their own! So if you want to make one too.. here'... Read More » Tags Share Comments (1 )
- Filed under: Animals and Insects, Arts and Crafts, Colors and Shapes, Seasons, Spring, Teaching Ideas The Hungry Caterpillar goes ROUND and COLORFUL by Cheryl Villareal on Jul 27th, 2010
This week, the kiddos are learning all about the circle shape! Shapes are such a fun thing to teach because there's just so many things we can do! Though, we do have to restrict ourselves from doing too much cause we might ran out of activities for future lessons. (hehe)
For our circle activity, we decided to have the children make caterpillars! If you're a kindergarten teacher, I'm sure you'll agree with me when I say there are several w... Read More » Tags Share Comments (3 )