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Batty about you

Skill builders This is a bin that opens discussion on what a bats habitat would look like, how they fly, and their radar Bats are major in our environment and they help keep insects under control. Neon colors Turquoise, orange, purple, lime green Vocabulary Bats, Habitat, Radar, Night Vision, Guano, Sleep Upside Down Ingredients Rubber black…

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And the fog rolls in

Skill builder Halloween is a great time to talk about chemical changes that happen with dry ice. The gases that are escaping when you put the ice into the water is Carbon Dioxide. Dry ice is in a frozen solid form which freezes at 109.3, when added to warm water it causes it to melt,…

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Itsy-bitsy spider

Skill Builders literacy builder by learning the poem “The Itsy-Bitsy Spider”. Learning that the words are symbols that we read. Talk about fun facts on spiders and how they help our environment. If you have a book on real spiders, it enhances this bin. You can discuss how spiders are a fun thing that we…

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I fall to pieces

Skill Builder Educating children about bone structure. This bin teaches short, medium, and long by measuring the different lengths of bones. This is a fun unit to do at Halloween to discuss skeletons. Learning about real skeletons and pretend skeletons.  That the bone structure does not move unless it’s inside of a body that is living.…

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Welcome Fall

Skill Builder Able to feel, touch, and talk about nature that’s around us. To look at things through a magnifying glass and learn about magnification. Children can learn that pinecones and other types of nuts are a type of seed. What causes a fossil and what is it.  Vocabulary words Fossils, Pinecones, Sea Pods, Magnifying Glass…

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Let the good times roll!

Skill Builder Being able to manipulate trucks through the sensory material and use the dump truck to lift the pumpkins.  The dump truck is made from Legos which they can do a small building project with. Use this center to talk about movement: pushing, pulling, dumping up and down and manipulating the truck in different directions. This…

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Sense of smell

Skill Builders To learn about the sense of smell, how it works and why. Helping the child identify the different way things smell and what they are called. Vocabulary words Cinnamon, cherry, coconut, banana, sage, root beer, thyme, vanilla Ingredients I took cubes (I bought them at the Container store) and placed cotton balls that…

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Rub a dub dub all cleaned in the tub

Skill Builders The children learn how to manipulate the pump on the soap dispenser they can learn to turn the handle on the hand mixer to make bubbles. The centers to teach children about human care, things like taking a bath, going to the doctor, getting dressed and brushing your hair and teeth.   Vocabulary…

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Yay for yellow

Skill Builde This bin teaches the color yellow. The written word helps the child identify the spelling for the word yellow. Having different values of yellow give examples that there are different shades of yellow. This bin has a number line from 1 to 12 and the children are matching the numbers on the ducks…

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