Saturday, October 26, 2013

Enchanted Childhood Preschool ~ Halloween Projects

There are very few moments in our preschool mornings that there's not some kind of learning going on... learning about the "center of gravity" when stacking blocks, learning how to share toys, learning good manners at the table...  This day, we planned to paint jack-o-lanterns and I took the opportunity to remind them that "red and yellow make orange" by letting them each mix their own paint.

Happy little clementines!
This week, the children learned how to peel their own!

 We reviewed shapes and made a collage!

And made paper plate bats!

Lots and lots of learning went on in the "clasroom" this week.  I put out several new trays and refreshed some stale ones.  I put out the new dressing frames and presented the zipper ad large button frames.

It makes me smile when a older child stops their own work to help a younger child with their work.

The Large Button Dressing Frame

The duster was a huge hit!

The youngers like watching an older do hard work!  
They thought they were helping by saying "that's a seven" for EVERY number!

Lots of learning this week, for sure!

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  1. lots of fun ideas and crafts! I found a number shape sorter toy second hand this week and your numbers and dots activity has given me a new idea for it

  2. I LOVE that large button dressing frame (runs off to make one)

  3. So many great ideas here. Love the mixing of the paint to do the pumpkins. Oh my goodness, hooray for being able to peel their own clementines! Looking forward to that day with my daughter. :-)