Month: April 2019

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STEM Activity – Roller Coasters
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April 27, 2019September 2, 2020

STEM Activity – Roller Coasters

We had so much fun creating these! One of our kindergarten classes have been learning about roller coasters and movement. I decided to give them the chance to design and create their own roller coaster. As students designed and planned their idea, they worked on their architectural skills. As they began to build and create,...

Outdoor Education
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April 24, 2019September 2, 2020

Outdoor Education

Nature Alphabet and Number Line The weather has finally starting looking, and feeling like spring so I have been taking my classes outside more. Today we did a really simple, but fun, outdoor education activity. I wrote the numbers 1-20 in dirt outside our playground. Since I teach different groups, I also scratched the alphabet...

Art Project for Kids
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April 20, 2019September 2, 2020

Art Project for Kids

I love teaching art to young kids. They are always excited to create something new. For our art class today, we created some beautiful art using paint and shaving cream. This art project for kids can be done in many ways, however, this is what I have found works best in the classroom and at...

Sensory Activity
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April 18, 2019September 2, 2020

Sensory Activity

Shaving Cream – Cake Decorating My kids love baking and everything baking related. I used this sensory activity so that they could practice their baking and cake decorating skills; however, I used shaving cream as icing and it worked out better than I imagined! I used this at home, but it would work well in...

5 Math Activities for Kids
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April 13, 2019September 2, 2020

5 Math Activities for Kids

I truly believe that making school and learning fun and hands-on is the best way for kids to learn. If they are engaged in an activity then they are more likely to learn, and be happy doing it! The math activities below are all hands-on and have been successfully used in a classroom and home...

STEM for Kids
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April 10, 2019September 2, 2020

STEM for Kids

STEM challenges have become very popular in my classes. STEM for kids are perfect for a hands-on activity that promotes creativity, trial and error, and perseverance. Today children had the chance to be architects and engineers.  I challenged everyone to create a structure/home to keep an animal in. Small groups were given a bin with...

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