Simple Glow in the Dark Water Bead Sensory Bottle

Make a super simple glow in the dark sensory bottle with glow sticks and water beads-10

I just tried my first glow in the dark sensory bottle, and I am hooked! These are so fun! Plus, this is a super simple glow in the dark water bead discovery bottle, so that means that you may be able to find all of the ingredients at the dollar store. There are six more […]

DIY PVC Pipe Sprinkler and Waterslide

Make a DIY PVC pipe sprinkler and waterslide for lots of outdoor fun!

My kids have loved our DIY PVC pipe sprinkler and waterslide, and I am so glad it has been keeping them active and playing outside. Last year my husband put this together, and we couldn’t wait to pull it out again this year. This is perfect for hours of fun, and I especially love having […]

Teaching Children about Life Cycles

Teaching children about life cycles with hands-on learning materials

Each year when I pick out what I will be teaching, there is no doubt that life cycles will always be on my list. Teaching children about life cycles is a perfect way to help them understand the world around them and to connect them with nature. Before I became a teacher, I had no […]

Nature-Inspired Rock Clock

Make a nature-inspired rock clock to teach children math skills and introduce children to telling time

Learning to tell time involves many complex skills. Every year I have children who are beginning to take interest in learning about time. The most common question I hear is “What time is lunch?” I fell in love with this idea to make a nature-inspired rock clock. What a perfect way to give children a […]

A Veteran Teacher’s Guide for Making a Preschool Schedule

A veteran teacher's guide for turning a schedule from good to great!

It only took me 10 years, but I finally found my dream schedule. Call it the preschooltopia of all schedules. I spent years adapting schedules that were good, but not great. BUT this was it! It was just as sweet as I had hoped it would be. Come take a peek inside my veteran teacher’s […]

5 Must-Haves for Making a Great Preschool Schedule

How to make a great preschool schedule. These are 5 of the important factors in planning a day with preschoolers or young children.

Creating a great schedule for children can mean the difference between months filled with chaos and a week that you want to repeat time and time again. I’m going to share with you 5 must-haves for making a great preschool schedule. There is so much information about making a preschool schedule that I want to […]

Desert Flower Discovery Bottle

Desert Flower Sensory Bottle-3

One of my favorite places to visit is Arizona. The palm trees, cactuses, yuccas, oleanders and other unique plants are all a sight I can’t wait to see. This last time I visited I decided to put a desert flower into a discovery bottle. I found a beautiful blooming yucca, and my kids and I […]

Using Lemons to Make Batteries

Power a colored LED light with lemons.

When life gives you lemons, make electricity. This is a fascinating science experiment using lemons to make batteries and power a colored LED light. It is also a great STEM activity. I am super excited about this post because it is by my husband, Mr. Preschool Inspirations. I totally married a science whiz, and I […]

Soap Foam Cupcake Station

Soap Foam Creation Station Sensory Play

We just discovered the ultimate sensory experience: a soap foam cupcake station! There was scooping, pouring, squeezing, pumping, pinching, balancing, squealing, spilling, and pretending galore. Soap foam bubbles have been our favorite sensory bin for years ever since we discovered it on Fun at Home With Kids, and I have been wanting to use these […]