By Karen Cox • Nov 1st, 2011
From a cardboard paper roll forest to an owl listening activity, Karen comes through once again with high-quality activities for young children.
By Karen Cox • Oct 1st, 2011
This is a symbol game that can be played two ways, and with different symbols: letters, numerals, or shapes. You will need to make some cards using cardstock or index cards (I made mine about 2″ square). Place pumpkin stickers on the back of each card or use clipart. Of course, you can use this with any holiday or theme by using different images.
By Karen Cox • Sep 1st, 2011
Celebrate Grandparents Day in a big way with these GRAND ideas from Karen Cox!
By Karen Cox • Jul 1st, 2011
As teachers, we often do not have a lot of money to spend on materials, yet we can never have enough. The first few months of school are the best time to ask parents to donate items to the classroom, because they are more likely to send them then. Here is a list of a few free items you can ask people to donate. Ask your students’ parents, grandparents, fellow teachers, and neighbors. As they say, one person’s junk is another’s treasure.
By Karen Cox • Jun 1st, 2011
Karen Cox, teacher and creator of prekinders.com shares ideas for enhancing the all-important Block Play Center in any classroom! (Click on images for enlarged view.)
River Rocks, Leaves, Flowers
Children find many creative uses for the rocks, leaves, and …
By Karen Cox • May 1st, 2011
A collection of cool experiments that help the little ones get their hands wet while exploring science.
By Karen Cox • Apr 1st, 2011
Earth Day fun with tissue paper, play dough, sorting, a nature walk and some books that will captivate young students eager to learn about their environment!
By Karen Cox • Mar 1st, 2011
When March comes in like a lion, seize the opportunity to have some science fun with the wind!
By Karen Cox • Feb 2nd, 2011
February with its Valentine's Day cards and friendship theme is a great time to encourage writing skills by using a post office theme. A photo guide for setting up your post office theme dramatic play learning center.
By Karen Cox • Jan 1st, 2011
The weather outside might be frightful - or tropical - but the fun inside is delightful, and (don't tell the kids) educational!