making faces with painted rocks, image via Leesa's House Family Day Care https://www.facebook.com/leesashouse/photos/pb.570587026374698.-2207520000.1431827678./630994660333934/?type=3&theater

This week we've been discussing emotions and feelings. To help the children understand their emotions, I painted 'feelings stones' and set up this lovely table, where the children can recreate their own faces - or any silly face they like!

sand tray for literacy... Cards can go inside tray to scaffold learning, also using a medium that raises the written letter up so children can feel first then trace in sand

19 Ridiculously Simple DIYs Every Elementary School Teacher Should Know

Had when i worked in a preschool and kids love them! I would use colored sand instead of white salt. DIY salt tray with alphabet cards. Easy to make and kids have fun smoothing out the salt after correctly making the letter

reggio-inspired Archive - Mathematics and Science in SD#38 (Richmond)

the mathematical affordances of materials: geoboards two ways - Mathematics and Science in SD (Richmond)

Self Portraits! Mehr

Making self portraits from loose parts. Translated from Dutch: "this was an introduction game, we made self portraits from loose parts and then we tried to guess who was who".

A Reggio Emilia-Inspired Classroom using a mirror in the block play area so children can see themselves while building. This also allows children to easily see their constructions from all angles.

Spiegel in de bouwhoek - A Reggio Emilia-Inspired Classroom using a mirror in the block play area so children can see themselves while building. This also allows children to easily see their constructions from all angles.

Self-portrait done in paint ON mirror

Reggio Emilia: Self-reflection. The Stanley Clark School incorporates this in PreSchool Students create self portraits at three times during the year, and their progress with fine motor skills is documented.

Moving and drawing with tools and sand on light table(also added shells with sand)-wow :-)

"A school needs to be a place for all children, not based on the idea that they are all the same, but that they are all different." -Loris Malaguzzi (founder of the first Reggio Emilia School) - sand on light table

Environment and Materials - ReGGio Emilia approach to FDK

awesome Top 20 of Mud Kitchen Ideas for Kids Mud kitchen (also known as an outdoor kitchen or mud pie kitchen) is one of the best resources in DIY projects for kids to play outside as kids playhouse.

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