|Crafts For Preschoolers||
IT'S A JUNGLE IN HERE!
Why not grow a jungle in your room? The Rainforest Theme is fun and the possiblities are endless! From the animals to the plant life, your options are vast and the children have so much fun watching their room turn into jungle! Best part is they get to do all the painting and crafts that hang around the room.
•Frog made from white bulletin board paper, orange and yellow paint. Have the children dab the frog with a paintbrush first using orange. Allow to dry then add dab of yellow paint and spots (cut out using yellow construction paper and glue on)
What you need:
•Paper Towels Rolls (one for each child)
•Construction Paper, glue sticks, markers,stickers,sequences anything fun to decorate with.
What to do:
~Cover one end of the paper towel roll with wax paper
and using the making tape secure it around the tube.
~Using a plastic funnel
have the child fill about 1/2 way.
~cover the other end of the stick with
wax paper and secure it using the masking tape.
sequences,markers,stickers,construction paper etc
~Shake to hear "the rain"RAIN
Doggie Doggie Where's Your Bone?
Have fun with this game that will keep the children giggling as the Doggie
guesses where his bone is!
How to play:
Choose a child to be the "doggie." That child sits in a chair with his back turned AWAY from the children who are all sitting on the floor behind him. Place a "bone" (we use a bean bag) under the chair. Teacher quietly points to one child sitting on the floor to "steal" the bone and hide it beneath them. (all the
children should be sitting criss cross on their bottoms). When the bone is hidden all the children say at the same time "Doggie, Doggie, Where's your bone? Somebody stole it from your home. Guess who? The doggie then uncovers his eyes, stands up and has three chances to guess who stole the bone. If they guess the right person they get to be the doggie again. If they do not guess
the right person, the child who stole the bone gets to be the doggie next. Everyone gets a chance to be the doggie and to steal the bone.
Display this Class quilt outside for everyone to see!
Cut white construction paper into 9x9 square and give one to each child to draw a self portrait. Encourage them to use a mirror and remind them that they have 2 eyes, 2 ears, etc. Using a hole puncher, punch holes around the edges of the pictures and connect them with yarn (you can sew them in and out or just tie through each in the back of the picture. These are wonderful! If you would like a bigger quilt put colored squares in between the portraits and connect.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?
Want a fun activity to go along with book? This is so much fun and the children are
tickled to "find" the animals around the classroom. I place the animals in hard to see places around the classroom the day before we read the book. At group time we read the book and the children use their "hand binoculars" to find the animal around the classroom as the book is read.
Give your children a way to "talk" out their feelings. Many times during the day we all feel frustrated, mad, sad, happy etc.. whatever the emotion children need to vent too! A great way to help them release is to talk on the Tiny Tele. Find an old cell phone and place it in a private area of the room where the children can go to let off a little steam. Put the following poem on the wall next to the phone
and read it in the beginning of the year.
Feeling Sad or even a little blue?
The Tiny Tele is just for you!
If you are happy or just plain glad,
If you are angry and yes quite mad.
Just come to me and talk it out,
But please dont hollar or even shout.
Tiny Tele will help you through,
Talk to me, thats all you need to do!
Our Class Bear
Grab a Teddy Bear and make him the "Class Bear" have the children vote on a name. This bear will be the same age as the majority of your students in the class, and we do have a birthday party for the bear with hats, cupcakes and more! The class bear should have a journal (make from a composition book and decorate) . Every weekend the class bear will get to go home with one student. The student may draw pictures in the journal, take pictures with the bear and tape them in journal and Mom and Dad can write all that they did that weekend. Type on a piece of paper and glue onto front inside cover a brief description of the bear etc. For Example:
Hi! My name is Johnny and I am 4 years old! My Birthday
is May 3rd! I love to run and play games. My favorite game is hide and seek. My favoite color is green and I love to eat pizza and chocolate cake. Every weekend I get to go home with one of my special friends from preschool. I enjoy spending time with my friends because they always take great care of me. I do not like mud or sticky messes so please keep those things away from me. If I manage to get dirty please do not bathe me, my Teacher will give me a special bath at school. I like to keep a journal of all the fun things I do with my friends. Please write in this journal or draw pictures of what we did together so our friends at preschool can hear all about it on Monday morning! I cannot wait to go home with all my friends!
Put your Thinking Caps on boys and girls! This fun activity we keep going all year long. The children are beside themselves with excitement when it is their turn to take our mystery box home.
You will need:
• An empty diaper wipe container (we use the one that has the small lid on top of
the large lid to store the index card with the clues on it)
• index cards
• construction paper
• clear packaging tape or contact paper
What to do:
~ cover the wipe box bottom with construction paper, write "mystery box" on the sides and use the tape to secure it (and protect it) dark colors work best so the children cannot see in the box.
~ write the instructions on an index card (I use bright pink or blue) and tape it to the top using the packaging tape.
~ Every day the box will go home with someone (we have two since their are so many children in our class).
On the index card put the following:
* choose an item to place in this box then write 3-4 clues (parents) on a piece of paper that describes the item. For example: BALL the clues may be: 1) It is round 2) It can bounce high 3) you can toss it in the air. The clues should be simple enough for our children but also challenging. Bring your box back tomorrow.
At group each morning we put our thinking caps on, raise our hands if we know it and always give others time to "think"1...2...3... everybody? Then the children shout what they think it is! What fun!!
The First day of school can be quite stressful for a preschooler and making a friend relieves much of the stress. Pair the children up at a table and have them introduce themselves with a hand shake and a "How do you do." Then ask them to tell each other how old they are, their favorite color and their favorite food. Bring the "pair" of children to you and paint one hand of each child (in their favorite color) and
press it down onto a piece of construction paper. (do this twice, one for each of the pair). Write at the top " I met a friend today at preschool, her/his name is _____. You can also write "His/Her favorite color
is____________. Write their names under their hand prints.