There are so many things that stick! If there is something sticky to be found, our preschoolers will be the ones to find them! Children are fascinated with how and why things stick. This sticky preschool theme has so many directions it could go in!
What types of sticky things can you think of to add to your theme! Have fun with it and don't forget to ask your students about items they know of that stick that perhaps we haven't thought of!
While looking through my notes, I am seeing a reference to a book, so in fair disclosure, please know that the name of this theme and some of the activities come from the book Theme Storming by Joni Becker.
Let the Theme planning begin!
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Materials Needed: contact paper, miscellaneous craft items that are flat (confetti, scraps of construction paper shapes, colored tissue paper, etc.), a picture of each child
Place a square of contact paper on the table (tacky side up) with the corners folded under (this is so that the paper sticks to the table without moving).
The children place their picture on the contact paper and then place the craft items wherever they want.
Cover with another piece of contact paper and hang in the classroom.
You can also use these as place mats or to identify their spot at Circle Time, at their cubbies and more!
Materials Needed: We have no Peanut Allergies in our classroom this year. However, because of the high number of children who develop this allergy in the preschool years, we are a Peanut Free classroom. Therefore, we do not use peanut butter for bird feeders.
Materials needed: maple syrup, bird seed, cornmeal, yarn or string, large craft sticks, paint brushes.
The children paint maple syrup on the craft sticks and then dip the sticks into the other items. Tie or glue yarn to the edge.
Take home or hang up outside of your classroom (do NOT leave in your classroom overnight or you will end up with an Ant Theme potential the next day!)
Lollipop and Jelly Painting submitted by Chrissy
Materials needed: finger-paint, jelly, lollipops, paper, save the sticks and wrappers from the lollipops.
Mix the jelly with finger-paint. The children use the lollipops to paint pictures.
Together, we painted a large picture to serve as the centerpiece sign explaining the kids art work. The sticks and wrappers were used to make a border around the sign.
Read the story Mouse Paint. Talk about the different colors the mice made. Encourage the children to mix these colors while finger-painting at the art table!
Mix bubble solution with your sand and add sand toys to make castles. Be sure to provide a large bin with water for the children to swish their hands in when they are done and towels to dry their hands with!
Add water, mild dish detergent, a cloth and some of your dramatic play dishes!
In your sensory table, provide Velcro, burrs, seeds, scraps of fabric (such as burlap) and magnifying glasses.
Hey there! Welcome to Preschool Plan It! I’m Cheryl, a preschool teacher of over 20 years.
I KNOW, I know, you spend hours of time developing your preschool themes, activities and preschool lesson plans each week. You are commited to planning preschool themes and activities that are engaging hands-on, interactive, fun AND meet the goal of supporting each child’s level of growth and development.
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