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Simple Fall Science Centers for Preschoolers

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Setting up a couple simple fall science centers for preschoolers is super easy. Sometimes my ideas get bigger than they need to be and I found a few that are quick to set up and fun for preschoolers.

Simple Fall Science Centers for Preschoolers

Simple Fall Science Centers

Fall Science, Sensory & Math Center

Weighing small pumpkins and gourds really covers science, sensory and math.  I chose to keep the materials available simple – just some magnifying glasses and scales. The writing center is nearby for pencils, paper and clipboards.

Fall Science, Sensory & Math Center

Our corn sensory bin is always a hit, especially if there’s cardboard tubes available. Save heavy duty cardboard tubes (ours are from saran wrap or foil, etc) so they can be used again and again. Pouring, scooping, filling involves the senses, mathematical and scientific thinking.

scooping & pouring corn with tubes

scooping & pouring corn

Cobs of indian corn for picking kernals off the cobs allows for trial and error, problem solving, sense of accomplishment, development of fine motor skills and eye hand coordination. It also allows children to see items from nature up close and personal.

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Cutting open a pumpkin is simple investigation- the children wonder what’s inside, discover how a pumpkin smells, what it feels like. With this hands on experience, children can begin to discriminate the properties of nature using their senses.pumpkin investigation pumpkin investigation

We use these large tweezers from Learning Resources to pick up pumpkin seeds: Learning Resources Gator Grabber Tweezers Set Of 12

Exploring fall plants and colors through plant clipping also helps develop fine motor skills and encourages the use of small hand muscles either with scissors or by tearing. Children can walk through the yard looking for plants they would like to include on the tray. The chives offered a sensory experience as well!plant clipping scienceplant clipping science

We use loop scissors for beginners: School Smart Loop Scissors – 8 inches – Yellow

Here are some more fall science ideas on Share & Remember:

Fall Science Around the Web:

Fall Sink or Float Preschool Science Activity from b-inspired Mama

Plenty of Pumpkin Fun for Kids  from a Little Pinch of Perfect

Apple Unit Study from A Gift of Curosity

Signs of Autumn Sensory Bin from b-inspired mama

What is inside a gourd? from Teach Preschool

     

 

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Yarn Wrapped Fall Floral Wreath

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Yarn Wrapped Fall Floral Wreath

Yarn Wrapped Fall Floral Wreath

Make a Yarn Wrapped Fall Floral Wreath

Needed:

  • foam floral wreath – mine is 16″
  • yarn
  • spray adhesive
  • glue gun & glue sticks
  • scissors
  • wire cutters
  • Your choice of decorative items – I used a fall floral spray, berry stem, acorn picks and some wired ribbon

Directions:

1.  Spray a small area of spray adhesive onto the wreath.

2. Start wrapping yarn around the wreath base.  Not going to lie, this is going to take a while. I started like this, but could have spaced the wraps closer together. I went around the wreath about 3-4 times to fill in the wreath. This will vary depending on the type of yarn you use.

Yarn Wrapped Fall Floral Wreath

3. Continue to wrap. You may want to cut long lengths of yard off the ball of yarn to keep it from becoming tangled. If so, use a small amount of hot glue to secure the ends on the back of the wreath. Avoid using too much hot glue as it tends to look messy.

Yarn Wrapped Fall Floral Wreath

4. After the base is wrapped, you can start the fun part – embellishing! I really don’t have pictures for this part because once I get started, I have a hard time stopping, even for a picture!

Yarn Wrapped Fall Floral Wreath

Designing the wreath:

  1. First of all, honestly, there’s not much planning. Maybe this works out for me better at times than others! I start with the focal point or  placing the main pieces I want on the wreath. In this case it was the large flowers. I cut apart the flowers with the wire cutters. Hot glue them on as desired.
  2. Fill in around the large flowers with the berries or viney-type stems.
  3. Cover up undesirable areas with leaves. This is a very forgiving project!
  4. Add smaller florals.
  5. Place acorns or other small embellishments that add interest.
  6. Finish with a bow, or ribbon. This time I wanted the lace to show so I wrapped small lengths of ribbon on the wreath spaced evenly on the opposite side of the floral arrangement.

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To learn more about wreath design and making, or other fall crafts, check out Craftsy. Take a class or find inspiration. Also check out Craftsy’s Halloween Flash Sale if you’re looking for wreath making or other Halloween craft supplies.
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Pick ‘n Save Breast Cancer Awareness & Raspberry Delight Recipe #MyPicknSave #CollectiveBias

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Pick ‘n Save Breast Cancer Awareness & Raspberry Delight Recipe #MyPicknSave #CollectiveBias

Breast cancer affects most everyone. My family is no exception.  About 40 years, my Grandma S. was quite young, about my age, when she went through treatments for breast cancer.  She had a lumpectomy, which was a newer method then. Her doctor was hesitant to do it but did as she had few cells. They practically over-treated her but they did what they knew at the time. Back then, there was a lot to learn about treatment and treating the side effects.  After the treatment her results have always come back clean. Since breast cancer is in my family history, this was the first year my doctor recommended I have a mammogram. I’ve seen and heard of many who have gone through treatment and know it is not an easy thing. October is breast cancer awareness month so I shopped Pick ‘n Save, a Wisconsin Grocery, along with  #CollectiveBias, to create a breast cancer awareness inspired recipe.

Pick 'n Save Breast Cancer Awareness & Raspberry Delight Recipe #CollectiveBias

Pick 'n Save Breast Cancer Awareness & Raspberry Delight Recipe #CollectiveBias #shop

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Making Raspberry Delight:

Cool Whip, Raspberry Jell-O, Raspberry Yoplait yogurt, frozen raspberries

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It’s a simple recipe …just mix it together

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See the full recipe below:

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Pick ‘n Save  has beautiful roses that would be wonderful gesture for anyone you know currently going through treatments or is a survivor of breast cancer!

Raspberry Delight
Simple recipe with just 4 ingredients that you can prepare in just 5 minutes! This beautiful salad is a hit during the warm summer months, with children and adults alike, and perfect for holiday gatherings. Recipe used with permission from Christie Frederick.
Servings Prep Time
8 5
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Servings Prep Time
8 5
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Raspberry Delight
Simple recipe with just 4 ingredients that you can prepare in just 5 minutes! This beautiful salad is a hit during the warm summer months, with children and adults alike, and perfect for holiday gatherings. Recipe used with permission from Christie Frederick.
Servings Prep Time
8 5
Cook Time
0
Servings Prep Time
8 5
Cook Time
0
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Mix the Jello and yogurt together.
  2. Fold in the Cool Whip.
  3. Break apart the frozen raspberries if needed. Reserve some berries for top of the salad. Fold in berries.
  4. Refrigerate until served.
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Also, be sure to check out the PotatoPalooza planned by the Wisconsin Potato board! Pick ‘n Save’s dates & times:

  • 10/25 @ 10A – 2P 6891 Mt Pleasant South
  • 2820 S Green Bay Road, Mount Pleasant,WI.  53406

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Nature gives to every season…

Nature gives to every season...

It’s sad to see the flowers go but I love the colors of fall. There’s beauty in every season so I don’t want to complain.Nature gives to every season...

I made a bouquet of what’s left in of the cutting  flowers. There’s actually a lot of flowers still blooming out front, but they’re the kind of flowers that don’t do well when cut and brought in so we’ll enjoy them just a little longer where they are.

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Newspaper Ideas for Preschoolers

Just a simple painting activity using newspaper.

Newspaper Ideas for Preschoolers

Painting on Newspaper

My preschool paints nearly every day. We love to use our big easel. So we go through a lot of paper and I want to have a variety of materials and ideas set out so the preschoolers are interested.

Today I put newspaper on the easel. It’s a nice large piece of paper but what I first noticed is they painted specific areas. One painted the photos first.

I love that we can recycle the paper and make art at the same time.

Newspaper Ideas for Preschoolers

Also try:

  • stamping letters or numbers
  • adding colored masking tape
  • adding stickers
  • Collage items – shapes, tissue paper, craft foam
  • texture roller painting
  • markers
  • looking for letters

So many ideas!

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