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Level Up Your Preschool Science Center centers science

 Is planning and changing out your preschool science center hard for you?

Do you struggle to find activities and materials that children can use both independently and keep them engaged?

Well... I hear ya.

For many, many years my science center was kinda blah.  There weren't...

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Magnet Board Games for the Magnet Center centers literacy magnet math

Do you have a magnet board in your preschool classroom?

I love to add learning fun into centers anyway I can! So, when I got on the Oil Drip Pan trend and got one for my classroom I was excited.  But, it didn't take long for me to realize that switching out the magnet center wasn't going to...

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10 Engaging Light Table Activities centers light table literacy math science

We love our light table.  There is just something about things that light up that make them more exciting.  So, when our preschool ordered some tabletop light tables- I was psyched!  I knew exactly what I wanted to do - create some light table activities for my littles!

Ever...

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Process Art- Beyond the Paintbrush centers lesson planning
Do your preschoolers love painting?

Painting at the easel or the table is a core activity that preschoolers love doing.

Painting with paintbrushes is beneficial, but we, as early childhood educators can take painting a step further.

Move beyond the paintbrush and invite children to paint...

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Using Fine Motor Task Boxes in Your Preschool Classroom centers fine motor small group

Ooo! I'm so excited!  I just finished my first set of Fine Motor Task Boxes.

Fine Motor skills are focused on in every preschool classroom.  Children need strong small muscles in fingers and eyes to do all kinds of work when they get to 'big' school.

While we all know fine motor skills...

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Center Signs that Work Harder centers play-based

When it comes to play-based learning, sometimes it's hard to see what children are actually learning.

Think about it, in a center where children are sitting and doing worksheets or workbooks, we can see the learning outcome.

More importantly, parents can easily see what their child...

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Pizza Shop Dramatic Play centers dramatic play

Kids love pizza! I created this Pretend Pizza Shop in our Dramatic Play Center for my little pizza eaters! My littles love to pretend to be Chef’s in the Pizza Shop. I love that they are working together, negotiating roles and role-playing. Another bonus to this Pizza Shop set is the...

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Construction Zone Dramatic Play Center centers
I love to create new experiences for my preschoolers. Creating a Construction Zone in our Dramatic Play center was another one of these experiences! This construction theme expands on a love that many children have - building!

Things that I included in this Construction Zone Drama Center:

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