ED’s 3 yr old preschool activities

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  1. Heidi says:

    I love all the hands-on activities you have your kiddos doing! I would love to have more of that available for mine. Thank you for posting all of these great ideas! How do you find the time to do all the prep work?

  2. Heidi says:

    I love all the hands-on activities you have your kiddos doing! I would love to have more of that available for mine. Thank you for posting all of these great ideas! How do you find the time to do all the prep work?

  3. I have a permanent spot for ED's pouring/transferring activity. I change that out every couple of days. I have a running list of activities to pull in (and have the next activity planned out on my head, if not on paper!) She also has a few other trays which I try to change out fairly often.My older kids have notebooks for various subject where I've stashed things (for example, they are studying the human body and I had the skeleton pages ready for them in their 3-ring notebooks. They cut out the pieces today, but it's been ready for a while now.) Oh and I also bought these great scrap booking containers that lock like flat tupperware sort of, so I can have cut up bits of stuff (activities, games, file folder activities) stashed there.The biggest help was that this summer I did a lot of thinking and planning. I typed up a general framework for the week so that I can just look at the list and pull our new activities. You can glance at my 3 yr-old's general plans here if you'd like (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RxdcfZDIf89KTNc7-qJ27l580Ix2IWObD3VdxurcD9A/edit?hl=en_US)… That just helps so that on Wednesdays, for example, I know to rummage through our board games and pull out some new games from the cabinet. Or on Thursdays I try to remember to do a geography related activity (we've been working on her basic understanding of the world first and are doing a big paper mache project). I also have a general framework for my older kids as well and at least keep my eye on what my goals are. I never do everything I have written down (for example, Wednesdays are supposed to be clocks/money for math but we didn't get to that today. Instead we worked from their textbooks and played Zap (and addition game) and Bump (that I created over the weekend). But at least if I were drawing a blank on what to do I could glance on my planning page and then pull in some activities. Anyway, that's a long-winded explanation, but I hope there's something in there that helps. I just have an underlying framework and then pull things in from there.~Liesl

  4. I have a permanent spot for ED's pouring/transferring activity. I change that out every couple of days. I have a running list of activities to pull in (and have the next activity planned out on my head, if not on paper!) She also has a few other trays which I try to change out fairly often.My older kids have notebooks for various subject where I've stashed things (for example, they are studying the human body and I had the skeleton pages ready for them in their 3-ring notebooks. They cut out the pieces today, but it's been ready for a while now.) Oh and I also bought these great scrap booking containers that lock like flat tupperware sort of, so I can have cut up bits of stuff (activities, games, file folder activities) stashed there.The biggest help was that this summer I did a lot of thinking and planning. I typed up a general framework for the week so that I can just look at the list and pull our new activities. You can glance at my 3 yr-old's general plans here if you'd like (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RxdcfZDIf89KTNc7-qJ27l580Ix2IWObD3VdxurcD9A/edit?hl=en_US)… That just helps so that on Wednesdays, for example, I know to rummage through our board games and pull out some new games from the cabinet. Or on Thursdays I try to remember to do a geography related activity (we've been working on her basic understanding of the world first and are doing a big paper mache project). I also have a general framework for my older kids as well and at least keep my eye on what my goals are. I never do everything I have written down (for example, Wednesdays are supposed to be clocks/money for math but we didn't get to that today. Instead we worked from their textbooks and played Zap (and addition game) and Bump (that I created over the weekend). But at least if I were drawing a blank on what to do I could glance on my planning page and then pull in some activities. Anyway, that's a long-winded explanation, but I hope there's something in there that helps. I just have an underlying framework and then pull things in from there.~Liesl

  5. Deb Chitwood says:

    Great activities, Liesl! I love the way you used a Montessori-inspired presentation for your "mailing letters" activity! Thanks for linking up with Montessori Monday. (If you could add the Montessori Monday button,that would be awesome!) I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/LivingMontessoriNow

  6. Deb Chitwood says:

    Great activities, Liesl! I love the way you used a Montessori-inspired presentation for your "mailing letters" activity! Thanks for linking up with Montessori Monday. (If you could add the Montessori Monday button,that would be awesome!) I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/LivingMontessoriNow

  7. Thanks Deb,Oh, I never got back to posting the links back, did I?! Thanks for such an inspiring blog. You really have a terrific resource for us!Liesl

  8. Thanks Deb,Oh, I never got back to posting the links back, did I?! Thanks for such an inspiring blog. You really have a terrific resource for us!Liesl

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