Tag Archives: cognitive skills

Exploring Hair

One week our children had some time to play with ears of corn and yellow paint in the classroom. This prompted one of the children to say that, “the strings off of the ear of corn was the corn’s hair.”  After this comment we wanted to extend the corn study and begin an investigation on hair. Continue reading

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Colored Tiles

For this activity we wanted the children to experience sound and color while having fun with math. The teachers placed a variety of colored tiles inside a large water tray and placed it on top of the light table. This allowed the tiles to illuminate under the water and enticed the children to practice their counting. Continue reading

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Toilet Paper Trumpets

The children were given toilet paper rolls, blue and yellow paint, and paintbrushes. They painted the rolls in the morning and let them dry during nap-time. In the afternoon the rolls were collected in a basket and taken outside. Continue reading

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Movement + Neon Tracks

Recently we have been studying movement. Our students have shown a huge interest in the movement of cars, so we set up an activity at our light table to let our students explore car tracks with neon paint, toy cars, black lights, and saran wrap. IMG_1876 Continue reading

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Studying Math + Leaves

To continue our leaf study we conducted a math lab with leaves that we found outside on the playground. We drew ten boxes outside with sidewalk chalk. We then numbered each box from one to ten and asked the students to count the boxes. We asked the children to choose a number and then encouraged them to find and place that number of leaves in their square. Continue reading

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