Ice Cube Melt Science Experiment

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Disclosure: I received a free copy of The Curious Kid’s Science Book in exchange for a review. In fact I begged this author to do a review for all of her books (including future ones) because I love her work that much! So you know the activities that you plan for children that you think will […]

Tips for Helping Picky Eaters

I am sharing my top tips for helping picky eaters! These are preschool teacher approved methods that can be useful for children who are picky, have texture sensitivities, or are reluctant to even try a new food. It can be quite rough to get a picky eater to eat. I’ve had children in my classes […]

Free Printable for Glass Bead Story Pieces

Brown Bear Inspired Glass Beads with free printable- Preschool Inspirations-6

Teaching children through stories is so valuable and important. I always piece together my own curriculum each year, and many times I use stories as the base and foundation for many of my activities. This was my inspiration for these Brown Bear glass bead story pieces. We loved using our story stones, and I decided […]

Candy Corn Pattern Discovery Bottle

Candy Corn Discovery Bottle - Preschool Inspirations

Candy corn, you love it or you hate it, right!?! I think the colors on the candy corn are perfect together, which is the inspiration for today’s sensory bottle — a candy corn pattern discovery bottle. Truthfully, I’m not a huge fan of the candy, but I always have to eat a few. And when […]

Fall Alphabet Jewel Fine Motor Practice

Fall Alphabet Jewel Fine Motor Practice - Preschool Inspirations-13

This new activity has been a huge hit at my house! We have been using the alphabet as fine motor practice with fall jewels. I love pulling these jewels/gems out each fall. We use them for so many activities — a discovery bottle, math practice, and now this literacy activity! This is part of a […]

Story Stones with Free Printable

Brown Bear Story Stones with FREE printable - Preschool Inspirations-8

I have been wanting to make story stones with some of our favorite stories. I am including a free printable of the ones we made so you can join in the fun too — without tearing a book apart. We have loved playing with brown bear, blue horse, purple cat, and more! If you have […]

The Girl who Tattled

The Little Girl Who Tattled by Preschool Inspirations

There is a little girl who is near and dear to my heart. She was sweet and kind by nature, but there was another side to her. The tattling side. She tattled when she saw someone take another child’s toy. She tattled when someone wasn’t following directions. She tattled when someone said something she didn’t […]

Crayon Alphabet

Crayon Alphabet - Preschool Inspirations-7

Make your own crayon alphabet! It’s great as a movable alphabet, for coloring, and hands-on fun and learning. We made this one very warm day while trying out this beautiful crayon process art activity from Happy Hooligans. I realized that it was definitely hot enough to melt crayons completely, and that’s when the experimenting began! We […]

Feels Like Beach Sand Sensory Play

Feels Like Beach Sand Sensory Play - Preschool Inspirations-2

Beach sand is one of the softest, most inviting textures I have ever laid hands and feet on. Unfortunately, it’s not anywhere close to me in Colorado. I do happen to know of a sensory play recipe that feels like beach sand that I learned about ages ago. It’s the next best thing if you […]