Tag: infants

Song of the Week: Goodbye Songs

Song of the Week, Preschool, Toddlers,, Music, ECE, PlaySome of you may run half day programs or do a closing circle.  Both of these goodbye songs are great ways to wrap up the day and say goodbye to your little ones.  The first song is also a great one for infants and toddlers who may be starting to wave!

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Song of the Week: Farm Songs

Song of the Week, Farm Songs, Teaching, Music, ECE, Preschool, Toddlers, InfantsA couple of farm songs for all those kiddos that love animals.  Enjoy and Happy Saturday!

Take me out to the Farm (Tune: Take me out to the Ball Game)

Take me out to the Farm dad
take me there right now
show me some horses and chickens too
I cant wait to hear the cows, moo

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Sensory Sunday: Edible Finger Paint

Sensory Play, recipe, Preschool, ECEEdible Finger Paint

Ingredients:

  • Light corn syrup

  • Food coloring drops in various colors

Put 2 tablespoons of the light corn syrup into a shallow bowl and mix with 5 to 10 drops of food coloring depending on the desired color intensity. Use thick construction paper or cardstock or even just a tray or plate. Remember its all about the process or the experience.  This is not one that you want to hang on the wall, the corn syrup WILL attract ants! Safe for  all ages.

 

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Sensory Sunday: Gooey Goop

Sensory Play, recipe, Preschool, ECE

 

My go to recipe for sensory fun!  Another 2 ingredient recipe for you to try.  If you haven’t done this yet get ready for some fun.  This can be used with infants!  The picture above is not goop

Gooey Goop

1/2 cup water
2 cups cornstarch
Food coloring

In a large bowl or sensory tub, mix together water and cornstarch until smooth. Add food coloring to water if you would like.  Try adding different objects to the tub, spoons and cups and plastic animals are some of my favorites.  The first few times I would suggest adding no items and letting children explore the goop just with their hands.  A great science learning experience with a non newtonian fluid, one that holds the properties of a liquid and a solid

Any fun quotes come from your sensory play?  Let us know below!

 

June’s Frugal Teacher Tip

AA045737 Mailbox filled with mailYou likely receive lots of junk mail; why not put it to good use?  Grocery inserts are great for children to cut, perfect in a dramatic play home center or grocery store.  You can go a step further and create a matching game or a picture grocery list.

Another thing that comes in the mail is credit cards.  These pretend cards are great to bring in to the children.  Children will have fun playing with them in dramatic play or if you have an abundance you can have them for sorting.  They also can be used for stencils or rubbings in the art area.

 

 

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