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pine needle discovery bottles - Make with the kids at preschool. Add water, pine needles, and glitter to a water bottle and hot glue cap on top.
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A pine needle discovery bottle

Bring wonder into your classroom with these easy to make discovery bottles! There is just something about pinecones and pine needles that are so inviting and so beautiful. I wanted my students to take a closer look at the pine needles so I made up a few pine needle discovery bottles to add to our classroom

What a great way to get children using the language of attributes ... long, prickly, bumpy, smooth, etc.
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Teach with Trash: Tissue Box Science

One thing readers most request is inexpensive (or free) teaching materials. Here is the first "Teach with Trash" idea, and I plan to have more to come. This is a science activity using empty tissue

Great idea for the magnetic wand and chips. I have never seen this before. Always love a new idea to for a popular therapy "tool"

Magnetic Discovery Bottles

Make a gorgeous magnetic discovery bottle! It doubles as a great STEAM activity too!

Children love to bring home rocks and seashells. Nurture that impulse by dedicating a spot to a mini nature museum.

Unplugged Play Spaces

Whether you're turning over a whole room to rumpus or just carving out a corner for playtime, these four strategies will help you set up a space that fosters creativity and generates a ton of fun.

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Polar bear

children activities, more than 2000 coloring pages

Simple Science Experiment for Kids - What Melts in the Sun? Perfect activity for a hot day!
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Simple Science Experiment for Kids: What Melts in the Sun? - Frugal Fun For Boys and Girls

Simple Science Experiment for Kids - What Melts in the Sun? Perfect activity for a hot day!

Animal Tracks in Snow Playdough | Montessori From The Heart #playdough #smallworld #sensoryplay #kidsactivities #busytoddler #preschool #kindergarten
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Animal Tracks Snow Playdough

Identifying animal tracks footprints in snow play dough is designed for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarteners to promote small world sensory play.

First Grade Funtastic: Dental Health Egg Experiment
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Dental Health Egg Experiment

Have you ever wondered what pop or juice does to your teeth? In our kindergarten class we decided to do an experiment to see what would happen if we drank pop or juice and didn't brush our teeth. We took 10 eggs (not hard boiled) and put them in clear plastic cups. We covered them with different kinds of pop and juice and made our observations of what the eggs looked like. We predicted what we thought would happen to the eggs after sitting in the liquids. We recorded what we thought might…

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THINK ALOUD Sentence and Question Stems ELA/ Reading

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I must say, setting up discovery tables are my new favourite thing ever! I set up this living things and their needs discovery table a few…

Casey - Play Advocate 🇦🇺 on Instagram: “I must say, setting up discovery tables are my new favourite thing ever! I set up this living things and their needs discovery table a few…”

823 Likes, 36 Comments - Casey - Play Advocate 🇦🇺 (@littlelifelonglearners) on Instagram: “I must say, setting up discovery tables are my new favourite thing ever! I set up this living…”

Literary Hoots: Constellations & Astronomy for Kids
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Constellations & Astronomy for Kids

This was an after school program that I put on for kids. (See all my kids' programs here! )

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Penguin Science Experiment

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How to set up the science center (with freebies) in your early childhood classroom.
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How to set up the Science Center in your Early Childhood Classroom - Pocket of Preschool

How to set up the science center (with freebies) in your early childhood classroom.

Plastic Egg #STEM challenge: Who can build the tallest free standing tower?

Plastic Easter Egg Towers Stem Challenge

This post contains affiliate links. See my Disclosure Policy for details. Our kids love to build. They have big name building sets including LEGO, K'NEX, and Rector Sets, but some of their best structures come from

35 Science Experiments That Are Basically Magic. These would be great for an intro activity, or a day when you need to fill some time, such as before a break.
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35 Science Experiments That Are Basically Magic

For everyone who hasn't gotten their Hogwarts letter yet.

Learn more about fingerprint for kids and play detective in your own home!
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Fingerprinting Science Activity for Kids

Learn more about fingerprint for kids and play detective in your own home!