Create an invitation to play using printables and loose parts
Learn how to set up your own invitation to play using printable activities and loose parts! Join our guest blogger Veronica Green-The Director of Ronnie's Preschool, as she shares tips and resources for setting up these lovely invitations in your own early childhood program.
There are so many fun ways you can make printable activities more engaging. Below you can find 10+ ideas for how you can mix up your printable activities and make them more interesting for young learners. Many of these ideas are low cost, and can be re-used in your childcare program year after year-saving you time and money.
One important reminder! Please make sure the materials you are using are safe and appropriate for the ages you care for. Let's dive in!
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There is something special about felt pieces that brings me back to my childhood. I have fond memories of the felt pieces my preschool teacher would bring out to compliment special stories and rhymes. I have no doubt that she spent many hours in her spare time creating these special treasures by hand.
Thankfully technology has made it easier than ever for you to create your own felt story pieces. and felt play food.
For this tutorial we are going to use T-Shirt Transfer paper to print onto felt. When purchasing your transfer paper be sure to buy the kind that is compatible with your printer. I have an ink-jet printer, but there are special transfers designed for laser printers as well.
For this demo I am using T-Shirt Transfers designed for light fabrics. If you are using dark fabrics, or printing images containing words, you may want to consider using T-Shirt Transfers for dark fabrics. The dark fabric transfers are opaque and don't require you to "flip" images containing text.
I'm so excited to walk through how to assemble my Circle Time Binder with you. I'm a visual learner, so I created this post to help my customers assemble their binder. I'll walk you through page by page! If you haven't purchased it yet, you may want to check out this post on how to use the circle time binder with your program!
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