Is It Wasteful to Play With Food?

Is it Wasteful to Play With Food by Preschool Inspirations-2

When there are starving children all around the world, should we encourage children to play with food? Is it wasteful? I hear lots of people use this reasoning when they see an activity where food is used with children. Today I share this topic with you, not as just a teacher or mom, but as […]

Ladybug Counting Busy Bag

Ladybug Counting Busy Bag by Preschool Inspirations

Ladybugs are a favorite bug among preschoolers, and they are especially fun for counting! I made this busy bag for my class so that we could work on quantity, counting, and even tracing numerals. The ladybugs are made of circles that I cut out from foam. I used two sizes, a smaller one that holds […]

Preschool Songs for Circle Time

Music With Nancy

I love using music as a teaching tool, but when it comes to original songs, I am clueless! Thankfully, I am going to share with you about a wonderful musician who taught preschool and kindergarten. Meet Nancy, the musical genius behind Music With Nancy. We use Nancy’s songs during circle time, and we seriously cannot […]

What’s the Difference Between Child Care and Preschool

What's the Difference Between Child Care and Preschool

Are child care and preschool programs so different? Is one elite and the other just convenient? Are there different requirements for teachers? Let me take you on an insider perspective  of how different preschool programs and child care centers are. Please keep in mind that I live in the U.S. Each country and even each […]

Rainbow Rolling Pin Art

Rainbow Rolling Pin Art by Preschool Inspirations-8

This rainbow rolling pin art project is always a favorite, and we usually do it around St. Patrick’s Day when we do a rainbow theme. Little ones and big ones can do this with ease, and it always turns out beautifully. Here are our rainbows from last year. We originally got the idea from Caroline […]

Rainbow Sight Word Lacing Busy Bag

Rainbow Sight Word Lacing Busy Bag  by Preschool Inspirations-4

I came up with this rainbow sight word lacing busy bag for my kindergarten-aged daughter, who I am homeschooling. Some of my Pre-K kiddos are ready for this as well. My daughter, Sugar and Spice, is not a fan of learning sight words. I came up with this activity desperately hoping she would like it […]

Lemonade Scented Playdough

Lemonade Scented Playdough  by Preschool Inspirations-5

This week we made a naturally scented lemonade playdough, and it smells amazing! This is definitely one of our favorite playdoughs ever, and it was so easy to get the nice lemony smell. We got right to playing with it, and our lemonade playdough was quickly transformed into some fun Mickey Mouse “cookies.” And have […]

Cozy Corner with Tire Seating

Cozy Corner with Tire Tutorial by Preschool Inspirations-5

I adore creative spaces, and I think you all will be incredibly inspired by this one just as I was. I’m featuring a cozy corner with tires, and I’ve never seen tires look so comfy and inviting. This post was created by the amazingly talented, Medina Grillo, of Grillo Designs. I think you will be […]

Conversation Heart Photo Frame

Conversation Heart Picture Frames by Preschool Inspirations

Do you need a child-made Valentine’s Day craft? Look no further! This conversation heart photo frame is by far my new favorite way to use those candy hearts that we get around the holiday of love! It is super duper easy for the little ones to make! The glossy look of the conversation hearts is […]