Saturday, April 4, 2015

Rainy Day Preschool Activities: Building Giant Structures with Colored Plastic Cups

My wonderful co-teacher brought this idea with her to our program, and it's so smart, fun, and inexpensive.  Children can work collaboratively, build gross motor skills, sort colors, experiment with balance, and so much more.  Plus, the resulting structures look incredibly beautiful.

Monday, March 16, 2015

DIY Reggio Preschool Color Light Blocks

I've been coveting a set of color light blocks for our class, but they can be a bit pricey.  Luckily, I found this wonderful tutorial (and adapted it a little.)  You simply hot glue rectangles of transparent colored plastic (I cut up a set of colored plastic binder dividers) between 8 Jenga style blocks (I used two tins full of the Pavilion Jumbling Tower sets from Toys R Us, which seem to be in stock all year round for about $7 each.)  The result looks super pretty, especially when the children stack them up in the windows.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014