Chores For Preschoolers

Chores for Preschoolers Lindsay Watrous has some great ideas on appropriate chores for preschoolers!   I was sorting my pantry today when I came across these three jars: one for chores, one for books, and one for fun learning activities. I made these jars back in 2012 when our two boys were still in preschool here at FUMCG (Ladybugs and Dragonflies). Seeking ways to

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Instant Pot

Instant Pot Ideas Hi, this is Tiffany Scharff, the Parent-Tot teacher.  I wanted to talk about a new kitchen appliance that I have been using a lot lately, the Instant Pot which is an electric pressure cooker.  I have found this appliance to be very helpful in getting food on the table for my busy family.  I have found we are eating less fast

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Favorite Blogs

Favorite Blogs for Preschool Moms When the teachers at Gilbert Preschool were asked to write a blog post for our website I thought, “I love reading blogs and spending time being influenced by creative people but what can I write about?” Then it hit me – I will share some of my favorite influencers whether it be on Instagram, YouTube, or the Internet.  Here

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Sunday Meal Prep

Sunday Meal Prep “What’s for breakfast” and “what’s for dinner” are dreaded phrases in my house. We are so rushed to get out the door in the mornings, I need a quick and easy, but still healthy breakfast, and then by the time evening comes, making dinner is about the last thing I want to do. I had heard a lot about Sunday Meal

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Birthday Party!

A “Rock’n” Birthday Party! It was time to start planning a birthday party for my soon to be 9 year old, and I had no idea what to do. The thought of having it at our house was a little overwhelming, and her birthday is in May, so a park party was out. I was excited to learn the City of Chandler will host

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Summer Activities

Summer Activities “I’m Bored!”  We’ve all heard those two dreaded words when you are back from your family vacation, but school isn’t in session yet.  As a busy mom, it’s hard to find fun, easy, and inexpensive activities for your preschoolers during the summer.  I’d love to share some ideas that I’ve used over the years as well as give you links to some

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Preschoolers and Easter

Preschoolers and Easter At Gilbert Preschool, we enjoy having a chapel lesson with the children once a week.  This lesson introduces our theme of the week.  Over the last few weeks, we’ve been learning about the story of Easter. Gilbert Preschool keeps the focus of Easter on the resurrection of Jesus Christ, instead of the Easter Bunny.  This can be a difficult subject for

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Christian Themes

Christian Themes at Gilbert Preschool At Gilbert Preschool we enjoy learning through different Christian themes throughout the year. Thematic learning occurs when many areas of the curriculum are connected together and integrated within a theme. Our theme for the first week of school is Super Special. We focus on getting to know each other and celebrate how we all are unique and special.  We all

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Gilbert Preschool Garden

Gilbert Preschool Garden Gilbert Preschool Garden has many thriving plants this year! This week our preschoolers enjoyed tomatoes from our garden.  Every fall, the preschool students till the soil and prepare the garden for planting.  The students dig the holes and plant the seeds themselves. They are so excited when the seeds begin to sprout and specks of green pop out above the soil!

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Gilbert Preschool celebrates Dr. Seuss Week!

Dr. Seuss Week! Every year, Gilbert Preschool loves celebrating the wonderful children’s author Dr. Seuss!  Our preschoolers love to read Hop on Pop, Green Eggs and Ham , Put Me in the Zoo, Are You My Mother, and other famous stories.  Gilbert Preschool enjoys a spirit week all this week with fun days such as wear your silly socks (Fox in Socks), wear a fun hat to

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