Fabulous Four

Collection by Melissa Bell

Melissa Bell
Alphabet museum. Collections of found objects beginning with each letter.

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Quiet Boxes for Little Ones

Quiet Boxes for Little Ones - Wildflower Ramblings New

Create quiet boxes for little ones to spend some alone time working creatively and independently on their own!

I am in Preschool: A Preschool Printable - From ABC's to ACT's #preschool #homeschool #toddlers

From ABCs to ACTS - Educational Printables and Hands-On Learning

Access Hundreds of Fun, Educational Printables, and Hands-on Activities that Kids Absolutely Love. Perfect For Homeschooling and Classrooms.

for preschool activity!

Roundup: Games and Toys to Make » Dollar Store Crafts

Tic-Tac-Toe to Go: $2 Nikki at Salty Pineapple made this to-go version of tic-tac-toe. You can use plastic figurines found at the dollar store (Cowboys vs. Indians? Army men vs. Dinosaurs?) and take this game with you for instant fun on the go. Click here for The Salty Pineapple’s Tutorial. Counting Game: $1 Reader Ann […]

Preschool post office

Mail Time! Setting up your own Post Office

Setting up a preschool post office theme is so easy and full of learning opportunities! Here is how we did at home with my 3 year old.

numbered cars and parking spots. fun learning activity for preschoolers.

A Car Parking Numbers Game to Make Learning Numbers FUN!

Learn how one mom made a simple Car Parking Numbers Game for her toddler to practice his number learning and number recognition!

Pumpkin scented rice sensory bin for fall

Make a DIY Pumpkin Scented Rice Bin for Simple Fall Play | HOAWG

Dig into fall with a fun pumpkin scented rice sensory bin full of exciting autumn objects to explore!

Your Guide to Amazing Recipes for Play -- homemade paint, sidewalk chalk, bubble solution, play dough, and more!

Your Guide to Amazing Recipes for PLAY! - Inner Child Fun

Need a few creative ideas to keep the kids entertained? Here are some of our favorite EASY recipes for play that are sure to inspire plenty of imaginative playtime fun! Did you know that you can make your own paint, sidewalk chalk, bubble solution, and more? I love that so many of these recipes call …

Recipe for FIZZING candy corn foam dough! This super fun sensory material will delight children of all ages when it erupts!

Candy Corn Foam Dough Eruptions

Fall Recipe for Play - Erupting Candy Corn Foam Dough We've been having the best time creating new fall recipes for play ! Our ca...

Animal Unit: Sort animals based on habitat (land vs. sea dwellers, ground vs. tree dwellers).

Let's Sort! - Let's Explore

{Originally posted May 2008} I don’t know about your kids, but mine love to sort! They are both naturally driven toward making groupings of similar objects, lining them up or making little piles. Sorting is not only fun, it’s also building those important early mathematical and scientific reasoning skills. Here are some of the easy ways we explore similarities and differences through sorting: Things for

Wall-E Printables

Wall-E Printables

Free Wall-E Printables for young children.

Beginning Sounds Mitten Match- based on the book The Mitten by Jan Brett

The Mitten - Trillium Montessori

“The Mitten” by Jan Brett is such a great book to read with the children in winter. I made up some phonological awareness games for our pre-literacy shelf to go with the book. Skill: Isolating Words You will need a basket of blocks to play this game. The teacher reads a sentence card and […]

DIY Gingerbread Man Bath Stickers...these are easily homemade, you could even read the book in the bath! " Run, run, as fast as you can, you can't catch me I'm the Gingerbread Man!" Maybe you could make up a figure of your own child and adapt the story as well.


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Summer Fun BBQ sensory/pretend play tub!


Summer Fun BBQ sensory/pretend play tub!

Every Star Is Different: Animals Week 1: Mammals

Animals Week 1: Mammals

We're starting to make some big changes in our learning time schedule and activities. There will still be daily workbook pages, story time, reading, journals, and the practice of math facts etc., however, we're starting to change our activities to be more Montessori like. Even parts of our learning time schedule will be more Montessori like. I've been reading like crazy, and it just seems to be an answer to prayers as to how to help the kiddos learn better with their special needs. Bulldozer…