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Song and Finger Plays for Fall Circle Time

It’s fall y’all. That means the leaves are falling, turkeys are a gobblin’ and your little ones need to be singing all about it! Fill your circle times up this fall with songs [...]

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Mable, Mable, Set the Table

When I first started teaching, I had very few activities that worked well with kids. That is until I discovered Orff Schulwerk. Talk about a lifesaver! I went to all the workshops I could and [...]

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How to choose movement activities for circle time that won’t make your kids (and you) go crazy!

Infusing movement activities into circle times isn’t just a nice thought, it’s a must!  Why? Because kids can not stay seated for an extended amount of time. Let me say that again, kids can [...]

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Weather Songs for Circle Time

No preschool weather-themed lesson plan would be complete without some really fun weather songs to incorporate at circle time. Many state standards actually require teachers [...]

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Old McDonald Had a Haunted House

Halloween is just around the corner and I bet your little ones will go batty over this festive song! “Old McDonald Had a Haunted House” takes that popular farm song (you know the [...]

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Pass the Pumpkin – a circle time game for fall

When the leaves on the trees begin to turn beautiful colors of red, orange and yellow, I can’t help but be happy! I love to find songs that also tie into the season since it is a relevant [...]

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Come Out of the Barn

One of my many reasons why I love to use music in the classroom is because it’s a great way for kids to get used to follow directions. The funny thing is, they’d never think of it [...]

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3 Reasons Why Kids need to Move to Learn

“I can’t get my kids to sit still at circle time!” If I had a nickel for every time a teacher told me they struggled with this, I’d be rich! Do you want to know the reason why [...]

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My Great Big World

My Great Big World >>>>>Download the activity by entering your information below<<<<< When September roles around, it is pretty common for the “All About [...]

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7 Secrets for Circle Time

Do you know what the biggest struggle is when it comes to circle time? Keeping kids engaged! Here’s how it goes….you plan this amazing list of activities to do at circle time, but you [...]

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The Enormous Turnip

Once upon a time… There was a preschool teacher name Cindy who started every circle time with a story. Sometimes she’d make up a story and use one of the students in her class as the [...]

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Top 3 Songs for your Summer Road Trip

It’s almost summer road trip season and that means long hours in the car with a lot of “I’m bored,” and “are we there yet?” comments coming from the backseat. [...]

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How to Make a Flannel Board Box

When I was about 3 years old, I had a Sunday School teacher, Fern Peterson, who always told us flannel board stories. I loved her and all her stories. Turns out, flannel board stories still work! [...]

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3 Reasons Why Preschool Teachers Shouldn’t Use CDs

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March of the Toy Soldiers – A Nutcracker Movement Game!

Welcome to December! This month in our music classes, it is all about the Nutcracker. Every year we choose this theme because it is a classic tale with AMAZING music! Plus kids LOVE it. I [...]

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Patriotic Songs and Activities for Kids

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5 Great Big Oceans

Do you know the 5 great oceans on planet earth? If you can name 4 of them you are doing better than me. Adding a melody works wonders for retaining information such as this and will be just the [...]

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Compost Stew

This week we wrapped up our theme for the month, taking care of our earth. It’s been said today’s children are tomorrow’s future so teaching them how they can keep our earth beautiful is an [...]

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My First VOG, My Great Big World

You may be wondering, just what is a VOG? Well, I don’t know if it is really a word but it’s what I am calling my video blog. By creating a video of me doing activities from class, I hope they [...]

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11 Campfire Songs Every Family Should Know

Summer is in full swing and we hope that means you will find your way to a campfire at some point throughout the season. That is unless you live in a state with a “high” risk for fires like us [...]

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