Preschool Books about Recycling

Preschool Books about Recycling {Saturday Science} | Stir the Wonder #saturdayscience #preschool #recycle

Welcome to the Saturday Science Blog Hop & Link Up co-hosted by Little Bins for Little Hands, P is for Preschooler, Lemon Lime Adventures, Suzy Homeschooler, The Joys of Boys, The Usual Mayhem and yours truly! As part of our mini unit about Recycling (check out our Science … Continue reading 

Hands-On Play Featured Blogger: Minne-Mama

Hands-On Play Party | Stir the Wonder

Welcome to the Hands-On Play Party! Each week my co-hosts and I will share our ideas for a fun, hands-on activity! This is also a linky party for any hands-on learning activities for kids of all ages! So be sure to check out all the great links shared at the end of this post! If you are a blogger I invite you to share any ideas you have for sensory play, early learning play, gross and fine motor skills play, and indoor/outdoor play that is presented in a hands-on way!

This week I’ve decided to do something a little different than usual. I am going to feature one specific blogger whom I have noticed sharing some great hand-on play activities! I don’t expect to do this too often, but every once in a while it will be fun to point the spotlight on one blogger with fun hands-on play activities!

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The first Hands-On Play: Featured Blogger I would like to introduce is Hayley of Minne-Mama. Hayley is a full-time mama in Minnesota who writes about the super creative crafts and learning activities she does with her young son. A few of my favorites recent activities of hers include:

Minne-Mama and her son have also been playing with Easter eggs recently! Hayley has come up with some really creative uses for plastic Easter eggs, including Easter Egg Hunt Contact Paper Play which I love because it’s an art project, sensory play activity and gross motor activity all in one! And the Easter Egg Color Sort activity is genius! With this activity she combines fine motor skills and color sorting practice! 

 Be sure to check out Minne-Mama and follow Hayley on Pinterest to stay up to date on all her awesome hands-on play ideas!

Looking for more Hands-On Play ideas? Link up and check out some great ideas below!

Hands-On Play Party | Stir the Wonder

From my co-hosts!

Super Easy Pool Noodle Marble Run from P is for Preschooler

Creating with Loose Parts: Easter Egg Challenge from Lemon Lime Adventures

Easter Sensory Bin Play & Learning from Little Bins for Little Hands

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And now for the Linky Party!

Disclaimer: By linking up you are granting me permission to feature your post using a photo with proper link back.

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Colorful PomPom Toothpicks

Colorful PomPom Toothpicks {Fine Motor Fridays} | Stir the Wonder #kbn #finemotorfridays #finemotor #preschool

Happy Fine Motor Friday! My co-hosts (Lalymom, Craftulate, School Time Snippets, Little Bins for Little Hands, P is for Preschooler, Racheous, Still Playing School, House of Burke and Powerful Mothering) and I are excited to share fun activities for toddlers and preschoolers that help build fine motor skills every Friday. At … Continue reading 

Preschool Wind Study Round Up

Preschool Science: Wind Study Unit | Stir the Wonder #kbn #preschool #science

We have just wrapped up all our wind study activities so I wanted to put them all in one post for you and include some great book titles for you to read! I hope you have all enjoyed following along as we learn all about the wind with simple science experiments, crafts, activities and books! 

Experiments

We started this unit with a simple wind science exploration table.

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We had a blast making a Wind Car and experimenting with wind power!

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Activities

All throughout our wind unit study when we would go outside, we would ask What Can the Wind Do?, talk about the wind and watch the clouds move in the sky!

What Can the Wind Do? {Saturday Science} } Stir the Wonder #kbn #preschool #science

We also had fun doing these 2 Simple Wind Science Activities!

2 Simple Wind Science Activities {Saturday Science} | Stir the Wonder #kbn #preschool #saturdayscience

Crafts

Our crafts about the wind include making a wind sock using tissue paper, and making cute little lion and lamb masks as we learned about the wind in March. 

Wind Sock Craft {Fine Motor Fridays} | Stir the Wonder #kbn #finemotor #springcrafts

In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb Mask Crafts | Stir the Wonder

Books

There are so many great books for preschoolers on the subject of wind. Below are some of the books we read!

For more wind activity ideas check out these posts from other blogs!

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Preschool Theme- Wind from Ready- Set- Read!

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Flying a Kite: Hands-On Science & Books for Kids from KC Edventures

Wind Activities for Kids Kite Craft and Science Experiment

Wind Kids Activities by Coffee Cups and Crayons over at Gummy Lump Toys Blog 

Follow my Teach: Weather Theme Pinterest board for more weather related kids activities!

Follow Samantha @Stir the Wonder’s board Teach: Weather Theme on Pinterest.

Drawing: a Fine Motor Activity for Prewriting

Drawing: a Fine Motor Activity for Prewriting {Fine Motor Fridays} | Stir the Wonder #kbn #finemotorfridays #preschool

Happy Fine Motor Friday! My co-hosts (Lalymom, Craftulate, School Time Snippets, Little Bins for Little Hands, P is for Preschooler, Racheous, Still Playing School, House of Burke and Powerful Mothering) and I are excited to share fun activities for toddlers and preschoolers that help build fine motor skills every Friday. At … Continue reading