Homemade Games for Your Preschoolers
Many teachers feel that they need to have state-of-the-art technology, resources, and classroom materials in order to engage their students. In reality, the opposite can be very true! In fact, if you take inventory of the items you have in your home, you're likely to have the right materials to make colorful, stimulating games just right for your preschool classroom! The number one place to look is in your recycling bin. Cans, boxes, bottles, and other recyclables will make great contributions to your puzzles and games. Deborah, long-time educational professional and creator of the blog Excellence in Early Childhood Education, suggests using the colorful front panels of cereal boxes. They provide something your preschoolers will recognize and are also pleasing to the eye.
Be sure to check out Deborah's blog for pictures and instructions on creating puzzles, large or small matching games, a class book, and even journal covers with items from home!
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