Although I teach Pre-K (4-5 year olds), I am frequently asked for ideas for younger children. When I taught 1's, 2's and especially 3's, I generally modified crafts to be workable for little hands and attention spans. As I was walking down the hall today, I saw these cute penguins on the window of our one year old class. They are learning about circles (can you tell?).
I especially LOVE that the teachers didn't try to "fix" the students' placement to make the penguins look perfect. This is the teacher's model (he lost and eye, but you can still get the idea).
Some of these have sort of a Picasso look about them, but each one is unique!
And proudly displayed for all our school and parents to see!
I have been teaching early childhood for about 20 years. I love what I do---it's the best job in the world!!! Where else can you go to work each day and do art, play games, have snack and get hugs regularly AND get paid for it?! I love to share ideas with other teachers and see what they are doing in their classrooms. Teaching is the best profession---we love to share!