Amazing Airplanes
book       lesson

Autumn is for Apples
book       lesson

Barney Says Play Safely
book       lesson

Can You Hear It?
book       lesson

Dream Snow
book       lesson

book       lesson

Grimm's Fairy Tales
book       lesson

I Got Two Dogs
book       lesson

Papa, Please get the
Moon for me.
book       lesson

book       lesson

My Shadow
book       lesson

Spring is Here
book       lesson

St. Patrick's Day
in the Morning
book       lesson

Teddy Bear Picnic
book       lesson

Ten Apples up on Top
book       lesson

The Boat Book
book       lesson

The Itsy Bitsy Spider
book       lesson

The Little Red Hen
book       lesson

The Mixed Up Chameleon
book       lesson

The Three R's
book       lesson

The Tiny Seed
book       lesson

The Very Hungry
book       lesson

There's No Place
like Space
book       lesson

Three Little Kittens
book       lesson

Two Little Trains
book       lesson

Queen of Hearts
book       lesson

We Three Kings
book       lesson

Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin
book       lesson
Sunday School Sites
Preschool Crafts
The preschool crafts on our website are
meant to coordinate with our weekly
thematic units.  However, they are
wonderful stand alone activities that hit
important skills children will take with
them to Kindergarten and beyond.  Most
of our ideas are simple and easy to clean
up, making them fantastic go-to crafts.
More Preschool Crafts
Magnetic Corporative Painting
Prepare one long table by taping down a long continuous sheet of butcher paper
or paper table covering.  Gear up the children in paint shirts, and place big dollops
of various colors of paint at random points over the paper.  Let the children
choose from a selection of small metal objects, such as nuts and bolts, washers,
paper clips, etc. and instruct them to place the objects wherever they wish on the
paper.  Choose some of the children to be "painters" and hand them magnets
powerful enough to move the objects through the table.  Let these children go
under the table and move the magnets around to begin the "painting" process.  
Encourage the other children to help the "painters" move their "brushes" in the
correct spots, and give feedback about how the painting is developing.  After a
while, let the children switch places to allow everyone to experience both sides of
the table.  Display your masterpiece on the wall when it's dry!   
Styrafoam Boats
Use rectangular shapes for the boat, then tape or glue a
paper triangle onto a popsicle stick and insert this into
the "boat."  Let the children paint and/or glitter-glue all
over to make their boats extra-special.  Consider having
boat races once the boats are ready and dry.  
Cherry Trees
Soak popped popcorn in weak red food coloring until pink.  Soak
puffed wheat or crisped rice cereal in weak green food coloring until
light green. Allow to dry.  Give each child a sheet of approx. 9" x 12"
poster board or foam core.

Help each child paint a tree and branch shape on their "canvas" with
brown tempera paint.  When dry, help them dot glue randomly over the
branches and stick the popcorn and cereal "blooms" and "leaves" on
their creations.  
Make Glittery Spider Webs!
Black Construction Paper
Glitter (Optional)
Give each child a large piece of dark-coloured construction paper.  Show them
how to use PVC glue or Weldbond glue to make a spider web pattern.  Let
them try to make their own on the paper.  When their webs are dry, they should
have a raised texture.  After the webs have "set," let the children moisten a
thumb with a black ink pad and make a spider's body on their web.  Then draw
a few eyes and some legs and enjoy all the very busy spiders!
Make Paper Pulp Mittens
Using the template provided, help children make Paper Pulp
For a tutorial on working with paper pulp click here.
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