It has been a long while since I posted any tips for teaching with preschoolers around. Life got a little crazy with illness, birthdays, holidays, company, parties and all that fun stuff. However, school has started up again so I am back to working on ways to keep my preschoolers happy and occupied so I can squeeze a little school into my day.
My list of tricks so far:
3. New Toy (i.e. Hot Dots and Sorting Pie)
4. School Supplies (i.e. safety scissors & construction paper, dry erase board & marker)
5. Leap Frog videos
6. Pipe Cleaner Sculpture
And now, Trick #7: Seashell Sorting
I gave him two jars filled with seashells and spent an amazing amount of time for a kid who is only a year and a half dumping the seashells out and filling the jars back up. Next time I will use plastic tupperware instead of glass jars, for my own peace of mind (and for the sake of my ears!) and probably add a few cups or other items he can use to scoop.
Conclusion: An excellent open-ended activity that was actually not terribly messy! We will try this again for sure.