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Farmers’ Market

Plan a summertime activity for the blocks center to focus on a farmers’ market. Some children may be familiar with a farmers’ market and may tell you if they have been to one. Children can use the blocks to build displays for the vegetables. Boys and girls can unload the basket and wagon and arrange the vegetables for a market…

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Bible Skills Indoor Obstacle Course

THE BIG IDEA! As you design your obstacle course, keep in mind the ages, abilities, and number of children involved as well as the space you have. Make the course simple at first and change the stations as they are mastered. If you like, time the kids to see who can complete the course fastest. Below are a few ideas…

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PODCAST: TEN TIPS FOR TEACHING CHILDREN

Space-Children need ample space to learn.  Provide a room that allows movement.  A crowded room invites children to become irritable with one another. Attention-Having children’s attention is a must.  Establish a signal such as ringing a triangle or singing a simple phrase (example: “Raise your hand if you are listening to me.”)  Use the signal every time, and praise the…

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Art Choices at the Easel

An easel is a place for creative art activities in a preschool room. Creativity begins with allowing the child to make choices—choices in art supplies and choices in paper. Teachers can remember the importance of guiding a child to understand that God will help him make choices. Read God will help me. (Psalm121:2) to talk about ways God helps . Supplies…

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Beyond the Classroom with Children

Prayer Ideas “Answered Prayer” poster Prayer email or text message Prayer walk through neighborhood Prayer walk the school Enlist prayer partners Mail prayer grams Go to homes and pray with children Pray on the phone with the child Accept prayer requests from children Teach children how to use a prayer journal Prayer walk in your classroom Class prayer chain Pray…

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Jumpin’ Jambalaya!

Bet ya’ll think I’m crazy…LOL…well I am!! I been diggin’ up some T-rific stuff for everbody!  First of all ya’ll, the preschool kiddos are gonna go gonzo over a shaving cream, tie dye picture.  Oh, tie dye, bet it takes some of ya’ll back to yer roots…enough of that!  We gotta move on to the big kids where they’re gonna…

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Podcast: How to Really Love the Kids You Wish Wouldn’t Show Up!

Listen to the behavior. Read their actions as messages rather than reacting emotionally. Behaviors are information about the quality of kids’ lives, relationships and self-concepts. Think about the kids you know and what their actions are saying about them. For example, a clingy child is telling you she needs love desperately; maybe she lives in an environment of neglect, abuse…

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Tabletop Easel: 3 Choices

A tabletop easel can be used for a variety of art activities. One base can be used for different easels: acrylic easel two-sided easel—chalkboard on one side/dry erase on the other Comment to a child: ”God gives us things to enjoy. You enjoy drawing andpainting, and I enjoy watching you draw and paint.” Photograph a child with his drawing. Mail…

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The cold never bothered me anyway…

Hahahaha!!!!  Well, that’s good ‘cuz, them preschoolers are painting with popsicles!!  Fuhreezing cold good times.  What da ya know?  Uh course, there are some amazing ideas on this week’s hoarder!  You will want to keep these around for a long time.  Good ideas are a treasure…a treasure I tell ya!!  The big kids are making an amazing hand drawing thing. …

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Oklahoma’s Will Rogers

Will Rogers, who died in a 1935 plane crash, was one of the greatest political sages this country has ever known. Some of his sage advice: 1. Never slap a man who’s chewing tobacco. 2. Never kick a cow chip on a hot day. 3. There are two theories to arguing with a woman. Neither works. 4. Never miss a good…

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