Ice Cream Shop Dramatic Play! How to set it up and embed learning opportunities. Perfect for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten classrooms.
One of our all time favorite dramatic play themes is .....Ice Cream Shop! It's a fun theme to do in the summer when it's hot and it's fun to do in the winter when it's icy outside. Whenever you decide to do it, it will be just amazing! 

I'm spilling all my secrets to creating a dreamy Ice Cream Shop where students learn through play and it won't break your bank. Let me tell you a little secret, the ice cream is made out of tissue paper!

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Daily preschool schedule and visual schedule tricks and tips for preschool, per-k, and kindergarten.
Schedules and routines are so important for our little learners (and teachers too). Routines help students feel safe and secure because they know what is coming next and what is expected. Less problem behaviors occur too when a schedule is consistently followed too. Students learn the sequence of the day and can begin to predict and anticipate what will come next. Research tells us little learners NEED visual schedules and consistent routines.
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Summer is just around the corner which means it's time for Frog Street SPLASH 2017! Summer for me is filled with laying by the pool, family trips, and teacher conferences. This year I'm super excited to be a blog ambassador and attend the Frog Street SPLASH conference. It will be July 13 - 15 at the beasutiful Gaylord Texan in Gapevine, Texas.

One lucky teacher will be able to attend for FREE. Head over to my Facebook page HERE and enter to win! One winner will be chosen on Sunday, April 30 at 7 pm (central time).  
Disclosure: This giveaway was sponsored by Frog Street who has donated one SPLASH 2017 registration. 
FREE desert art pattern plus all my go to ZOO themed activities (math, literacy, fine motor, science, sensory) for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten

Zoo one of my student's favorite themes of the year. It's a fun and engaging theme for students and teachers alike. I mean who doesn't just love all those cute and adorable zoo animals. Be sure to grab the Desert Art Freebie later in the post too! It makes the cutest bulletin board and it's a great scissor skills activity too!
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Zoo Dramatic Play! How to change the dramatic play center into a zoo and embed STEM and literacy into their play. Perfect for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten.

Turn your dramatic play center into a ZOO! Trust me, it is amazing and your students will LOVE it (and learn a ton too). It's a theme you can do anytime during the year. I usually do ZOO toward the end of the year because the pretend roles and vocabulary are more complex.

Earth Day literacy, math, sensory, science, sensory, art, and fine motor activities and centers for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten. Plus FREE Earth Day vocabulary posters!

Every spring we should take the time to teach students all about to take care of our Earth and our environment. Nature is an amazing treasure and it is our job to take care of it. 
Go grab your plan book and let's plan for your Earth Day theme. Oh and don't forget to grab the FREE Earth Day Vocabulary Posters in this post too!

Peeps 5 senses and taste test FREEBIE plus all my favorite Easter themed writing, math, fine motor, sensory, literacy, art, STEM, and science activities for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten.
It's bunny time which means Easter themed centers and activities for my little learners. Go grab your lesson plan book because I'm sharing my favorite, go to Easter themed centers and activities! Plus I created a yummy Peep freebie for you too.
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Plant Needs and Life Cycle Posters FREEBIE plus all my favorite Spring themed writing, math, fine motor, sensory, literacy, and science activities for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten.
 The weather is getting warmer and everything is starting to turn green which means spring is almost here! It's time to bring some bright colors back into the classroom and get students excited about spring.
Let's dig in to my favorite (and students' favorite) spring themed activities and centers. And I created a few fabulous Plant Anchor Chart Freebies for you too!This post contains affiliate links.


St. Patrick's Day Centers and Activities (math, literacy, writing, sensory, fine motor, art, STEM, blocks, science) and FREE ten frame shamrock cards for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten.
St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner! I'm here to share with you my favorite, go to St. Patrick's Day themed activities and centers to get your students learning through PLAY! Be sure to grab the Clover Ten Frame Cards FREEBIE I made for you too!
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Auto Shop! How to change your dramatic play center an Auto Shop in your preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten classroom. Perfect for a transportation theme!
Doing a transportation theme? Change the dramatic play center into an Auto Shop! Your students will LOVE pretending to be a mechanic. Plus it's super easy to embed a ton of math and literacy learning experiences into their play.
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Road Number Mat FREEBIE plus my go to Transportation themed math, writing, fine motor, sensory, reading, and science activities for preschool and kindergarten.
Need some ideas for a transportation theme? I'm here to help! I'm sharing my favorite, most engaging transportation themed activities with you. And I created Road Number Mats FREEBIE for you too! So go grab you lesson plan book and get ready to be inspired!
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Candy Heart Pattern FREEBIE plus all my favorite Valentine's Day themed writing, math, fine motor, sensory, literacy, and science activities for preschool and kindergarten.

A Valentine's Day theme can be filled with friendship and love activities. I'm here to share with you all of my favorite, go to Valentine's Day themed activities I use with my preschool and pre-k students. And I have a Candy Heart Pattern game FREEBIE for you too!
Pet themed activities and centers (freebies too) for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten (math, writing, letters, rhyme, sensory, art, blocks, STEM, dramatic play).

Pets is a fun theme you can do anytime during the year. I always try to pick themes I know my students will be interested in. And a theme you can easily create hands on, engaging activities to teach your little learners various skills and concepts.
I'm sharing my go to math, literacy, sensory, fine motor, blocks, STEM, art, and dramatic play pet themed activities. So get out your lesson plan book and let's get started.
Don't forget to grab the FREE goldfish graphs in the post!
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