It's Fall....and it's still 100* here in sunny Southern California. It's hard to get into the season when it still feels like Summer all the way into October, but I am determined to make it feel like fall! I bought some pumpkin spice febreeze, got out the decorations and of course made a trip to the dollar tree to get some fun items for our fall activities!
|2 chopping mats for $1 I use these as playdough mats!!! (I use these in my preschool class as well)|
These pumpkin decorating kits are all over the place during the Halloween season, they are essentially Mr. Potato head pieces that you put into a pumpkin to decorate them.....anywhoo...they were a dollar so I grabbed a bunch of different sets (pirate, cat, witch, Frankenstein) I bought these to play with our home made pumpkin spice playdough.
So now I have the playdough mats and fun decorating kits....so now onto the BEST playdough you can ever make!
|for neon food coloring 8 green + 4 pink = orange|
|This was my playdough invitation in my classroom.|
I also found this insta-snow at the dollar tree, my mind started spinning and I thought it would be fun in the sensory bin with plastic spiders.
|We made the insta-snow and then added a lot more water to give it a gooey feel. Then we used food coloring to turn it orange then added a few spider rings I bought at the dollar tree.|
|Oh yeah.....AWESOME mad scientist goggles....THE DOLLAR TREE!!|
|He loved being a mad scientist!|
Here are a few other things I have been doing in my classroom.
|Counting Pumpkins (thanks Ms M.)|
|On our magnet boards I simply cut out and laminated a few different faces and a pumpkin. I put magnets on the back and the kiddos have been making fun jack-o-lanterns.|
|On the other side of our standing magnet board I had the kids color tongue compressors, then I put magnets on the back of each one. A few kids have formed letters with them, others have created shapes.|
|And of course our beloved water beads!!! I had orange water beads and spider rings in the sensory table last week....fun fun fun!!!|