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Learning and Teaching With Preschoolers: Wreaking Ball Fun

PVC pipe wrecking ball to knock over block towers/castles. Great eye/hand coordination required to aim, could also vary the weight and type of objects used as the "wrecking ball." Plus, it's just fun to knock stuff down, isn't it?

Use painters tape to outline the shape of blocks on the wall for an easy blue print/ block matching activity.

Block Center - Use painters tape to outline the shape of blocks on the wall for an easy blue print/ block matching activity.

25 Unique Invitations to Build! Fun building activities for kids beyond blocks . Build with styrofoam, sugar cubes, orange peels, corks, etc..

Building Study: 25 Unique Invitations to Build! Fun building activities for kids beyond blocks . Build with styrofoam, sugar cubes, orange peels, corks, etc.

Trinity Preschool MP: Construction theme sensory table idea. We added PVC tubes and plastic tubing with connectors.  The children can make creations with them. On another day we added water too.

Trinity Preschool Mount Prospect: Construction theme dramatic play in the Maple Room and construction thene Bulletin board

An example of how to expand block play with art media and loose parts to encourage pretend play and representation of ideas based on the unique interests of the child. Reggio inspired.

Exploring Reggio: Expanding Block Play

NEED TO DO THIS IN MY CLASSROOM! An example of how to expand block play with art media and loose parts to encourage pretend play and representation of ideas based on the unique interests of the child.

March Madness fans? These FREE printable basketball shots counting mats (1-12) are perfect to practice counting, number recognition, one to one correspondence for toddlers and preschoolers!

Basketball Shots Counting Mats

These FREE printable basketball shots counting mats are perfect to practice counting, number recognition, one to one correspondence for toddlers and preschoolers!

Woodworking

We placed two large palm tree rounds in our block area to create a nail and hammer station. We also added some screws and screwdrive.

Great science (STEM) activity for toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary-aged kids! (Simple Machine Science for Kids: Launching Ping Pong Balls with a Homemade Lever- BuggyandBuddy.com)

Snowman Ping Pong Ball Launch!

Simple Machine Science for Kids: Launching snowman Ping Pong Balls with a Homemade Lever- Stem

children need 2000 blocks to play, plenty of blocks would be fun for children

Extending Block Play in the Building Center

Extending Block Play in the Building Center - Fun-A-Day! Great ideas and some other sites listed as well.

Block center for preschool, black platform with chalk board paint for kids to create roads, towns, etc.

I need to paint the IKEA table with chalkboard paint. Block center for preschool, black platform with chalk board paint for kids to create roads, towns, etc.

STEM for Preschoolers 10 Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math Ideas for 3 to 4 Year Olds from Left Brain Craft Brain Pin

STEM for Preschoolers

Might be easier to beef some of these up for kindergarten then try to make other activities appropriate. STEM for Preschoolers 10 Science Technology Engineering Math Ideas for 3 to 4 Year Olds Left Brain Craft Brain Pin

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