Monday, January 4, 2010

Preschool Classrooms - Special Tables and Snowflake Artwork

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season! Welcoming a new decade is always energizing. This is a time to look at your preschool classrooms and give some new energy to your class.

Here are a couple of ideas that you can use to jump start this change.

Special Table
Have a “special table” set up to change as often as possible (weekly or more) although they may be used throughout the year it is fun just to allow the children to have a different focus as well as your theme etc.

You can use puppets, stuffed animals, colored stones, rocks, phones, unusual toys, hole punches, keys and locks, plants, fish, animal, shells, tools, scarves, musical instruments, cash register, clothes pins, tape measures.

You get the idea--anything can be used. There don't have to be many, just something different for a week or so that is not being used for any other reason in the room. Make a list so it is always available for you to jog your memory.

Snowflakes Art

Cut a green bell pepper in half crosswise. Let the children dip the pepper into white paint and press down onto dark blue colored construction paper. Add glitter to the picture before the paint dries.

Hang around your room or on the bulletin board for winter wonderland decorations.

If you like these ideas for your preschool classrooms, check out the other ideas in the Preschool Planner.


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