Learning Through Play

Learning through play in the classroom has so many benefits. Learning through play allows students to be creative and innovative. Kids also get to work on their…
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PreK-2 Visual Schedule for Centers
Are you in need of some great ideas on how to create preschool picture schedules for your centers? Today, I’m sharing preschool center schedule that will help your students rotate around the room with ease. This is great to use for an early elementary student that needs a visual schedule. Your PreK students will love doing their dramatic play center, building center, literacy center, math center, and more. It is super simple to create simply create these center schedules for preschool!
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Preschool Centers Visual Schedule
Are you in need of some great ideas on how to create preschool picture schedules for your centers? Today, I’m sharing preschool center schedule that will help your students rotate around the room with ease. This is great to use for an early elementary student that needs a visual schedule. Your PreK students will love doing their dramatic play center, building center, literacy center, math center, and more. It is super simple to create simply create these center schedules for preschool!
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Visual Schedule for Preschool Centers
Are you in need of some great ideas on how to create preschool picture schedules for your centers? Today, I’m sharing preschool center schedule that will help your students rotate around the room with ease. This is great to use for an early elementary student that needs a visual schedule. Your PreK students will love doing their dramatic play center, building center, literacy center, math center, and more. It is super simple to create simply create these center schedules for preschool!
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How to Create Preschool Picture Schedule
Are you in need of some great ideas on how to create preschool picture schedules for your centers? Today, I’m sharing preschool center schedule that will help your students rotate around the room with ease. This is great to use for an early elementary student that needs a visual schedule. Your PreK students will love doing their dramatic play center, building center, literacy center, math center, and more. It is super simple to create simply create these center schedules for preschool!
an easter egg game for kids to play with
Easter Egg Learning Activities for K-2 | Games and Centers
Have you been looking for some Easter egg learning activities? I love taking plastic Easter eggs and creating a variety of literacy games and math games for my K-2 students. Today I’m sharing math games for kids like match the sum, fill in the missing number, and place value game. You can also create sight words games and reading comprehension question for kids. These are easily be used for independent literacy centers, math centers, fast finishers, and morning work.
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Preschool Picture Schedule for Centers
Are you in need of some great ideas on how to create preschool picture schedules for your centers? Today, I’m sharing preschool center schedule that will help your students rotate around the room with ease. This is great to use for an early elementary student that needs a visual schedule. Your PreK students will love doing their dramatic play center, building center, literacy center, math center, and more. It is super simple to create simply create these center schedules for preschool!
an easter egg learning activity for kids
Fun & Engaging Games and Centers Using Easter Eggs for K-2
Have you been looking for some Easter egg learning activities? I love taking plastic Easter eggs and creating a variety of literacy games and math games for my K-2 students. Today I’m sharing math games for kids like match the sum, fill in the missing number, and place value game. You can also create sight words games and reading comprehension question for kids. These are easily be used for independent literacy centers, math centers, fast finishers, and morning work.
an easter egg learning game for kids to learn numbers and counting with the help of two hands
How to Use Easter Eggs to Create Games for your Early Elementary Students
Have you been looking for some Easter egg learning activities? I love taking plastic Easter eggs and creating a variety of literacy games and math games for my K-2 students. Today I’m sharing math games for kids like match the sum, fill in the missing number, and place value game. You can also create sight words games and reading comprehension question for kids. These are easily be used for independent literacy centers, math centers, fast finishers, and morning work.
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Easter Eggs Learning Games for Early Elementary | Literacy & Math Centers and Games
Have you been looking for some Easter egg learning activities? I love taking plastic Easter eggs and creating a variety of literacy games and math games for my K-2 students. Today I’m sharing math games for kids like match the sum, fill in the missing number, and place value game. You can also create sight words games and reading comprehension question for kids. These are easily be used for independent literacy centers, math centers, fast finishers, and morning work.
an easter egg learning activity for children to learn numbers and counting with the help of matching letters
Early Elementary Learning Games & Activities with Easter Eggs
Have you been looking for some Easter egg learning activities? I love taking plastic Easter eggs and creating a variety of literacy games and math games for my K-2 students. Today I’m sharing math games for kids like match the sum, fill in the missing number, and place value game. You can also create sight words games and reading comprehension question for kids. These are easily be used for independent literacy centers, math centers, fast finishers, and morning work.
an easter egg hunt for kids with the words fun and engaging games and centers
Plastic Easter Egg Learning Activities | Literacy & Math Games and Centers
Have you been looking for some Easter egg learning activities? I love taking plastic Easter eggs and creating a variety of literacy games and math games for my K-2 students. Today I’m sharing math games for kids like match the sum, fill in the missing number, and place value game. You can also create sight words games and reading comprehension question for kids. These are easily be used for independent literacy centers, math centers, fast finishers, and morning work.
the best dollhouses for your early childhood classroom
Dollhouses in Your Early Elementary Classroom
Do you love to incorporate play into your early elementary classroom? Today, I’m sharing the best dollhouses for kids. Elementary students can easily use dollhouses to build expressive language activities for kids, how to develop empathy in kids, creativity and imagination for kids. Some of my favorite toys are Little People toys, wooden dollhouse, dollhouse bookcase, barn toys for kids, and more! You can incorporate this into dramatic play centers, fast finishers activities, and brain breaks.
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Pretend Play for Your Early Elementary Classroom
I believe that pretend play in school is important for our preschool and early elementary students. There is a variety of pretend play toys that as a teacher or parent are beneficial to incorporate into young children’s lives. Some pretend play ideas are play kitchen, play food, kids dress up costumes, cash register, kids super market grocery store, and more. These will all help with empathy activities for kids, ways to express emotions, creativity, and imagination for kids.
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Play Based Classroom with Building Toys
Do you need more ideas for your play based classroom? Whether you have a preschool, kindergarten, or first grade classroom your elementary students will love having more choices to explore with play. I love incorporating building toys for kids into my elementary classroom. This is beneficial with fine motor skills, problem solving skills, critical thinking skills, and more! Pick up items like magnetic blocks, wooden blocks, nugget couch, and more!
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Fine Motor Skill Development with Games
Being able to practice fine motor skills can be a blast with fun classroom games for elementary students. Fine motor skills development can easily be incorporated into reading and literacy centers, math centers, fast finishers, morning work, and brain breaks. Don’t forget about indoor recess and after school tutoring too! Today, I’m sharing my favorite games for kids to have on hand like Noodle Knockout, Froggy Feeding Fun, Giggle Wiggle, and more!
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Sensory Classroom Materials for Your K-2 Classroom
Are you wanting a great list of sensory materials for kids? Today, I’m sharing my favorite sensory activities for the classroom. You can easily put these in sensory bins and use them whenever your students need brain breaks. I have included things like spaghetti ball fidget, weighted blankets for kids, therapy putty, and more. These classroom friendly fidget toys will be the perfect addition to your elementary classroom for classroom management and student behavior.
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Practice Fine Motor Skills with Games
Being able to practice fine motor skills can be a blast with fun classroom games for elementary students. Fine motor skills development can easily be incorporated into reading and literacy centers, math centers, fast finishers, morning work, and brain breaks. Don’t forget about indoor recess and after school tutoring too! Today, I’m sharing my favorite games for kids to have on hand like Noodle Knockout, Froggy Feeding Fun, Giggle Wiggle, and more!
the best pretend play toys for toddlers
Early Childhood Pretend Play in the Classroom
I believe that pretend play in school is important for our preschool and early elementary students. There is a variety of pretend play toys that as a teacher or parent are beneficial to incorporate into young children’s lives. Some pretend play ideas are play kitchen, play food, kids dress up costumes, cash register, kids super market grocery store, and more. These will all help with empathy activities for kids, ways to express emotions, creativity, and imagination for kids.
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Teacher Favorites Pretend Play in Early Elementary
I believe that pretend play in school is important for our preschool and early elementary students. There is a variety of pretend play toys that as a teacher or parent are beneficial to incorporate into young children’s lives. Some pretend play ideas are play kitchen, play food, kids dress up costumes, cash register, kids super market grocery store, and more. These will all help with empathy activities for kids, ways to express emotions, creativity, and imagination for kids.
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My Favorite Games to Practice Fine Motor Skills
Being able to practice fine motor skills can be a blast with fun classroom games for elementary students. Fine motor skills development can easily be incorporated into reading and literacy centers, math centers, fast finishers, morning work, and brain breaks. Don’t forget about indoor recess and after school tutoring too! Today, I’m sharing my favorite games for kids to have on hand like Noodle Knockout, Froggy Feeding Fun, Giggle Wiggle, and more!
the dollhouse in your dramatic play center is shown with text overlay
Dollhouses for Kids in PreK-1
Do you love to incorporate play into your early elementary classroom? Today, I’m sharing the best dollhouses for kids. Elementary students can easily use dollhouses to build expressive language activities for kids, how to develop empathy in kids, creativity and imagination for kids. Some of my favorite toys are Little People toys, wooden dollhouse, dollhouse bookcase, barn toys for kids, and more! You can incorporate this into dramatic play centers, fast finishers activities, and brain breaks.
the best games for fine motor skills
Fine Motor Skill Games | Perfect for PreK-2
Being able to practice fine motor skills can be a blast with fun classroom games for elementary students. Fine motor skills development can easily be incorporated into reading and literacy centers, math centers, fast finishers, morning work, and brain breaks. Don’t forget about indoor recess and after school tutoring too! Today, I’m sharing my favorite games for kids to have on hand like Noodle Knockout, Froggy Feeding Fun, Giggle Wiggle, and more!
dollhouses in your early el classroom
The Best Dollhouses for Your Early Childhood Classroom
Do you love to incorporate play into your early elementary classroom? Today, I’m sharing the best dollhouses for kids. Elementary students can easily use dollhouses to build expressive language activities for kids, how to develop empathy in kids, creativity and imagination for kids. Some of my favorite toys are Little People toys, wooden dollhouse, dollhouse bookcase, barn toys for kids, and more! You can incorporate this into dramatic play centers, fast finishers activities, and brain breaks.
children's play toys with text overlay that says pretend play for your early el classroom
Pretend Play in your PreK-1 Classroom
I believe that pretend play in school is important for our preschool and early elementary students. There is a variety of pretend play toys that as a teacher or parent are beneficial to incorporate into young children’s lives. Some pretend play ideas are play kitchen, play food, kids dress up costumes, cash register, kids super market grocery store, and more. These will all help with empathy activities for kids, ways to express emotions, creativity, and imagination for kids.
the ultimate list of fine motor games for k - 2
The Best Games for Fine Motor Skills
Being able to practice fine motor skills can be a blast with fun classroom games for elementary students. Fine motor skills development can easily be incorporated into reading and literacy centers, math centers, fast finishers, morning work, and brain breaks. Don’t forget about indoor recess and after school tutoring too! Today, I’m sharing my favorite games for kids to have on hand like Noodle Knockout, Froggy Feeding Fun, Giggle Wiggle, and more!
the best building toys for in the classroom
Using Building Toys for Play Based Learning
Do you need more ideas for your play based classroom? Whether you have a preschool, kindergarten, or first grade classroom your elementary students will love having more choices to explore with play. I love incorporating building toys for kids into my elementary classroom. This is beneficial with fine motor skills, problem solving skills, critical thinking skills, and more! Pick up items like magnetic blocks, wooden blocks, nugget couch, and more!
the dollhouse for the classroom is featured in this article
Dollhouses in Your Dramatic Play Centers
Do you love to incorporate play into your early elementary classroom? Today, I’m sharing the best dollhouses for kids. Elementary students can easily use dollhouses to build expressive language activities for kids, how to develop empathy in kids, creativity and imagination for kids. Some of my favorite toys are Little People toys, wooden dollhouse, dollhouse bookcase, barn toys for kids, and more! You can incorporate this into dramatic play centers, fast finishers activities, and brain breaks.
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Building Toys for Your Elementary Classroom
Do you need more ideas for your play based classroom? Whether you have a preschool, kindergarten, or first grade classroom your elementary students will love having more choices to explore with play. I love incorporating building toys for kids into my elementary classroom. This is beneficial with fine motor skills, problem solving skills, critical thinking skills, and more! Pick up items like magnetic blocks, wooden blocks, nugget couch, and more!
a tree house with text overlay that reads dollhouses for kids in prek - 1
Dramatic Play Centers | Dollhouses for the Classroom
Do you love to incorporate play into your early elementary classroom? Today, I’m sharing the best dollhouses for kids. Elementary students can easily use dollhouses to build expressive language activities for kids, how to develop empathy in kids, creativity and imagination for kids. Some of my favorite toys are Little People toys, wooden dollhouse, dollhouse bookcase, barn toys for kids, and more! You can incorporate this into dramatic play centers, fast finishers activities, and brain breaks.
hands - on sensory materials perfect for the k - 2 classroom
Sensory Friendly Elementary Classroom Materials
Are you wanting a great list of sensory materials for kids? Today, I’m sharing my favorite sensory activities for the classroom. You can easily put these in sensory bins and use them whenever your students need brain breaks. I have included things like spaghetti ball fidget, weighted blankets for kids, therapy putty, and more. These classroom friendly fidget toys will be the perfect addition to your elementary classroom for classroom management and student behavior.
children playing with play - based building toys for preschool
The Best Building Toys for in the Classroom
Do you need more ideas for your play based classroom? Whether you have a preschool, kindergarten, or first grade classroom your elementary students will love having more choices to explore with play. I love incorporating building toys for kids into my elementary classroom. This is beneficial with fine motor skills, problem solving skills, critical thinking skills, and more! Pick up items like magnetic blocks, wooden blocks, nugget couch, and more!
pretend play in the classroom with text overlay
The Best List of Pretend Play Toys
I believe that pretend play in school is important for our preschool and early elementary students. There is a variety of pretend play toys that as a teacher or parent are beneficial to incorporate into young children’s lives. Some pretend play ideas are play kitchen, play food, kids dress up costumes, cash register, kids super market grocery store, and more. These will all help with empathy activities for kids, ways to express emotions, creativity, and imagination for kids.
the best sensory materials for early el students
Hands On Sensory Materials | Perfect for the K-2 Classroom
Are you wanting a great list of sensory materials for kids? Today, I’m sharing my favorite sensory activities for the classroom. You can easily put these in sensory bins and use them whenever your students need brain breaks. I have included things like spaghetti ball fidget, weighted blankets for kids, therapy putty, and more. These classroom friendly fidget toys will be the perfect addition to your elementary classroom for classroom management and student behavior.
two children playing with play - based learning materials in a room that is colorful and fun
Play Based Learning in Your PreK-2 Classroom | Building Toys
Do you need more ideas for your play based classroom? Whether you have a preschool, kindergarten, or first grade classroom your elementary students will love having more choices to explore with play. I love incorporating building toys for kids into my elementary classroom. This is beneficial with fine motor skills, problem solving skills, critical thinking skills, and more! Pick up items like magnetic blocks, wooden blocks, nugget couch, and more!
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My Favorite Sensory Materials to Add to Your Classroom
Are you wanting a great list of sensory materials for kids? Today, I’m sharing my favorite sensory activities for the classroom. You can easily put these in sensory bins and use them whenever your students need brain breaks. I have included things like spaghetti ball fidget, weighted blankets for kids, therapy putty, and more. These classroom friendly fidget toys will be the perfect addition to your elementary classroom for classroom management and student behavior.
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The Best Sensory Materials for Early Elementary
Are you wanting a great list of sensory materials for kids? Today, I’m sharing my favorite sensory activities for the classroom. You can easily put these in sensory bins and use them whenever your students need brain breaks. I have included things like spaghetti ball fidget, weighted blankets for kids, therapy putty, and more. These classroom friendly fidget toys will be the perfect addition to your elementary classroom for classroom management and student behavior.
the cover of favorite markets for kids and teens to play with, including an old fashioned toy
Our Favorite Markets for Grocery Pretend Play | Teaching With Haley O'Connor
If you’re looking to set up a grocery store dramatic play center in your preschool or kindergarten classroom, you are likely going to want to add a pretend store for kids. If you’re a parent, you are also probably interested in adding a market for your grocery store pretend play. In this post, I am sharing some of my favorite pretend play grocery store markets that will allow your kids to use their imagination and learn through playing.
the top 5 grocery store pretend play markets for kids
Top 5 Pretend Grocery Stores for Kids
If you’re looking to set up a grocery store dramatic play center in your preschool or kindergarten classroom, you are likely going to want to add a pretend store for kids. If you’re a parent, you are also probably interested in adding a market for your grocery store pretend play. In this post, I am sharing some of my favorite pretend play grocery store markets that will allow your kids to use their imagination and learn through playing.
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The Ultimate List of Grocery Store Books for Preschool
Do you have a grocery store dramatic play center setup in your classroom? Today, I am sharing some of my favorite fiction and non-fiction books about grocery stores for kids. These preschool books about the grocery store are fun to read during shared reading or to keep on your bookshelves for kids to look at the pictures. Use these grocery store books for kids in your dramatic play center today!
the grocery store dramatic play book list for kids to read and practice their reading skills
Preschool Books about Grocery Stores
Today, I am sharing some of my favorite fiction and non-fiction books about grocery stores for kids. These preschool books about the grocery store are fun to read during shared reading or to keep on your bookshelves for kids to look at the pictures. Use these books for your dramatic play center today!
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Grocery Store Books for Kids
Do you have a grocery store dramatic play center setup in your classroom? Today, I am sharing some of my favorite fiction and non-fiction books about grocery stores for kids. These preschool books about the grocery store are fun to read during shared reading or to keep on your bookshelves for kids to look at the pictures. Use these grocery store books for kids in your dramatic play center today!
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The Best Grocery Store Books for Preschool
Today, I am sharing some of my favorite fiction and non-fiction books about grocery stores for kids. These preschool books about the grocery store are fun to read during shared reading or to keep on your bookshelves for kids to look at the pictures. Use these books for your dramatic play center today!
the ultimate list of books about grocery stores and what they are selling for kids to read
Grocery Store Books for Preschool
Today, I am sharing some of my favorite fiction and non-fiction books about grocery stores for kids. These preschool books about the grocery store are fun to read during shared reading or to keep on your bookshelves for kids to look at the pictures. Use these books for your dramatic play center today!
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Preschool Board Games | Teaching With Haley O'Connor
PRESCHOOL BOARD GAMES. Favorite games for 2 year olds, 3 year olds, and 4 year olds. The best board games for fine motor skills.
the best pretend store for preschoolers
Top 5 Grocery Store Pretend Play Markets
If you’re looking to set up a grocery store dramatic play center in your preschool or kindergarten classroom, you are likely going to want to add a pretend store for kids. If you’re a parent, you are also probably interested in adding a market for your grocery store pretend play. In this post, I am sharing some of my favorite pretend play grocery store markets that will allow your kids to use their imagination and learn through playing.
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Preschool Grocery Store Books
Do you have a grocery store dramatic play center setup in your classroom? Today, I am sharing some of my favorite fiction and non-fiction books about grocery stores for kids. These preschool books about the grocery store are fun to read during shared reading or to keep on your bookshelves for kids to look at the pictures. Use these grocery store books for kids in your dramatic play center today!
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Our Favorite Additions to Your Grocery Pretend Play Center | Teaching With Haley O'Connor
Do you have a grocery store dramatic play center in your preschool classroom? Or maybe you have a grocery store area set up in your home. Either way, you are going to want to check-out this post where I share a huge list of grocery store must-haves. To help your students and children learn through play, you are going to want to stock your pretend grocery store with shopping carts, play food, kids play registers and more. Find the full list of what to add to your grocery store dramatic play!
the best board games for preschoolers
11 Must-Play Preschool Board Games
Today, I am sharing some of my favorite board games for preschoolers. These classroom board games or games for home are great for working on counting, colors, and fine motor skills. These games are also great for gross motor skills and working on following directions. You can use these board games during centers, for indoor recess, or during open play. What is your favorite game for preschoolers?