Sunday, May 29, 2011

Group Preschool-Spring Trays

We just finished up our homeschool co-op preschool group for the year. For my last activity centers session I mostly just gathered some of my favorite activities, so there wasnt much of a theme. I also stopped doing the little cards to go with each tray, it seems that most of them were self explanatory and I was doing more work then I needed to.

Making felt and pom pom flowers. I did this with my own children about a year ago and they loved it. I originally got the idea from Inspiration Surrounds Creativity Abounds.

As you may notice, there will only be pictures of my own children on this post-I promise there were others there! I just didnt ask permission to show their faces here.

Gumball Counting. I printed the gumballs from Confessions of a Homeschooler then added my own pom poms. There are ten colors of pom poms to match the different colors of the gumball machines. There is one orange 'gumball' two blue, 3 purple, etc.

Flower pattern card from Melissa and Doug.

Butterfly lacing cards I er um Santa made for Mustang 2 Christmases ago. They were made with wallies from the Dollar Tree stuck to foam paper and cut out.

Dot pattern flower matching game I made. I blogged about it in this post. It can be downloaded here.

Word building.

Serving 'ice cream' into the right color bowls.

Policeman count and clip cards that I made. I blogged about them in this post. They can be downloaded here.

Magnetic people puzzles. These were a big hit. Not sure how I missed getting action shots!

Pouring or tonging pom poms. Another hit. Seems that each kid had their own way of doing things-this little lady stood on top of her chair to tong the pom poms. Dont worry, her mom was standing right beside her!

Color by number and letter. I downloaded the princess and castle color by numbers from 1+1+1=1. The police color by letter I made myself. It can be downloaded here.

Homemade button snake.

And this little tray was to strengthen little fingers for writing. They would place one monkey eraser in each ice cube square. The monkeys were a huge draw!

I put these trays out for our class that had students ages 3-5. Some of them Mini Cooper (21 months) can do, and some she cannot. I hope you have found a few activities that would be useful for your little people as well. We are linked up at:

Tot School

Thanks for stopping by! Have a Happy Memorial Day!!

God Bless


Anonymous said...

Great trays! Love that everyone had some fun with them :-)

Nicolette said...

Thanks for sharing the great ideas. I love the pompom gumballs.

Anonymous said...

Something for everyone. Looks like a lot of Spring fun was had with these trays.

Thank you for linking back to my blog.

I seem to be having some trouble signing in with my google account. It is Elise here from Inspiration Surrounds, Creativty Abounds.

Rachel said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. You have some great ideas!

Julie said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog.

And I love so many of your preschool trays! The flower making looks fun and the scrapbook paper egg matching from last month looks great. I'll have to keep both of those in mind!

Following you now too ;)

Sara @ Embracing Destiny said...

I always love the ideas you share! I need some inspiration right about now. ;0)

PuppyLovePrincess said...

LOVE the serving ice cream activity with the pompoms... such a great idea, and so cute!