This Roll-A-Santa preschool activity is such an egaging, educational, and entertaining activity. We were playing and laughing all morning.

Roll-A-Santa Preschool Activity

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It’s not often that I’m more excited than my preschoolers to participate in an activity. But, as I was preparing this Roll-A-Santa preschool activity, I could barely contain my excitement. This was going to be so much fun, was all I could think over and over as I set up our game. Our game was going to teach so many …

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Technology in Action – O is for Online Educational Programs for Kids

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There are a lot of recommendations about what kids should spend their time doing. More importantly, there are a lot of recommendations about how long children should spend looking at a screen.  The American Pediatrics Association recommends children over the age of two should only have 1 to 2 hours of screen time a day. That’s a narrow time allowance …

This Mathematics in Action: N is for Negative Numbers includes two activities (with printables) to introduce children to negative numbers and the number line.

Math in Action: N is for Negative Numbers

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Negative numbers are a difficult concept for children to grasp, especially young children. It’s hard to understand what having less than nothing actually means. However, negative numbers are part of Math curriculums – there’s just no escaping them. So, for our STEAM series our Math in Action: N is for negative numbers. This Math in Action consists of two activities. …

Balloons make anything fun, and in this Mathematics in Action: B is for Balloons we spent some time discovering patterns with balloons. This hands-on activity gives preschoolers a lot of interactive practice with pattern creation.

Mathematics in Action: B is for Balloons — Discovering Patterns with Balloons

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Balloons offer a lot of hands on learning opportunities in fun and interesting ways. We have already used balloons to explain how air condenses when it is cold. We recently used balloons to paint with the primary colors. Balloons make anything fun, and in this Mathematics in Action: B is for Balloons, we spent some time discovering patterns with balloons. …

The Equal sign is often confused to mean "the answer goes here". In this activity, E is for equals, preschoolers learn equals means "these are the same". This activity, involving popcorn, makes understanding this concept fun and easy.

 E is for Equals

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When I was brainstorming an idea for our next preschool unit, I mentioned doing E is for equals to my husband – the math teacher. His first response, “Only if you teach her that equals means the same value is on both sides.” A lot of elementary students think that the equal sign means “the answer goes here”, instead of “this …

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Patterns Activity Sheet

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A few days ago, during learning time for my preschooler, we spent the day working on understanding what a pattern was, using balloons. And, as a way to reinforce the pattern concept, the next day, we completed a patterns activity sheet together. This is a fun and simple activity that really helps younger children understand the concept that patterns are …