I Teach the Whole Child

I teach children to observe creatures that fly away by Preschool Inspirations

I teach the whole child. As a seasoned teacher, I know that I am helping set the foundation for children, not just for this year or kindergarten, but for a lifetime. Our class is not centered around my direct instruction. Instead, it involves interactions with other children, the ability to process information, decision making skills […]

Gingerbread Christmas Ornament

Gingerbread Baby Christmas Ornament by Preschool Inspirations-4

Once December hits, there’s no denying my gingerbread adoration! This year my kids made these gingerbread sticker Christmas ornaments, and we absolutely love them. We were inspired by the book Gingerbread Baby which is written by Jan Brett. It is my all-time favorite gingerbread book because of the fun story and the stunning pictures. I […]

Natural-Dye Liquid Watercolor

Natural Dye Liquid Watercolor by Preschool Inspirations

I have been waiting to do this Natural-Dye Liquid Watercolor recipe for months! We use liquid watercolor weekly, and it is one of my all-time favorite items to have around. When my friend Asia, the writer of Fun at Home With Kids, told me that she had figured out how to make liquid watercolor with […]

Educational Gifts for Children

Family, Feelings, and Fun

As a teacher I love to give educational gifts as often as possible. Some items are great for a season, but educational gifts can be wonderful for years and easily be passed along to other children once the child has outgrown them. I’m going to share with you my top rated picks which are teacher […]

Candy Cane Stripe Counting

Candy Cane Stripe Counting by Preschool Inspirations-2

Candy canes are pretty irresistible, so this has been the perfect counting busy bag. It was a cinch to make, and all of my kiddos absolutely love it. I found solid colored candy canes at the grocery store then curled pipe cleaners/chenille stems around them and trimmed them. The edges were a bit sharp so […]

6 Ways to Make a Calm Down Jar

6 Ways to Make a Calm Down Jar by Preschool Inspirations-32

Calm down jars are a must-have when there are children around, so I’m sharing six ways or recipes on how to make them. I want to give you six recipes here so that you can choose which one works best for you, or you can try them all. They provide healthy and effective ways for […]

Peppermint Slime

Peppermint Slime by Preschool Inspirations-2

I’ll admit that I was hesitant to do slime. This peppermint slime recipe completely made my mind up about it though. The texture is wonderful and doesn’t leave hands goopy. Children who do not like messy play were interested in this, and my class couldn’t get enough of it! I will dare to say that […]

Tips for Helping Picky Eaters

Tips for Helping a Picky Eater

It can be quite rough to get a picky eater to eat. I’ve had children in my classes over the years who have refused foods because they “don’t look right,” are a fruit or vegetable, or just because the food is new. So I’m bringing out my best tips and tricks to get children interested […]

Pumpkin Suncatchers

Pumpkin Suncatchers made with sand by Preschool Inspirations

Suncatchers are some of my favorite crafts to do with the preschoolers. These pumpkin suncatchers turned out just as beautifully as I had wanted, and we  even used a “secret ingredient.” The goal of my suncatcher was to make it beautiful and simple to make. We had all the ingredients on hand, so I was […]