It’s been a month since preschool got out for me and I am in FULL prep mode for next year. Every year I give myself $100 a year to buy new preschool materials for my classroom and this year I am hosting a $100 Amazon Gift Card giveaway for one of my readers to do the same. You have to see what I got on Amazon with my $100 ( well actually $96.89). I am excited to add these materials to my classroom in September. When I pack up my class at the end of the year I note which learning areas of my classroom need more items and over the summer try to find the right preschool materials for my class. Let me share these fantastic new materials for early childhood education classrooms.
Don’t forget to enter the sweepstakes for $100 Amazon Gift Card so you can get new stuff for your classroom too. The details are below.
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Animal X-Ray for The Light Table – Preschool Science Materials
These are the perfect addition to my science area as well as a new activity for my light table. If you don’t have a light table for your classroom I can’t rave enough about mine. You can find it here. These animal X-rays are rad because they will work for so many different themes, are small enough for little hands to manipulate, and the matching picture allows children to make the connection between the skeleton and the animal.
Symmetry Mirrors – Preschool Math and Science Materials
This mirror set is such a fun find, and I am excited to see how my students use this in the fall. This symmetry mirror set allows children to explore reflection, symmetry and look at items from new angles. The set is lightweight foam and the mirrors are safe for toddlers and preschoolers. The set comes with foam shapes and shape cards which I think would be fun to use with older students, but I’ll just let my 3-year-olds explore with the shapes without worrying about replicating anything quite yet.
I also plan to use the set to explore natural items in our science center, and I like how you can view things like shells from different angles to get a new perspective.
Multicultural Food – Preschool Pretend Play Toys
My pretend play kitchen area is one learning area that needs beefing up this year. My students loved this part of our classroom, and I wanted to give them more options without changing too much. I found this multicultural food set, and it’s perfect because it reflects the food my students eat at home and in our community. My only complaint about this set is that I wish it had even more foods in it.
Cupcake Shapes – Math Materials for Preschool
These colorful cupcakes aren’t just to pretend bake with, although that’s what I bought them for, they are actually a shape sorting math manipulative.
See how they fit together and then sit in the cupcake tin?
I love finding materials for my classroom that I can use in multiple ways, and these cupcakes fit the bill.
Japanese Egg Molds – Playdough Tools for Preschool
These hardboiled egg molds are some of my favorite playdough tools for my classroom. They make rad playdough shapes and help to develop essential skills at a very low cost.
Need more ideas for preschool materials?
Need more ideas for excellent preschool materials? Check out my list of the best toys for preschool here.
Amazon Gift Card Giveaway
- To enter you must leave one comment on this post saying what preschool materials you would buy for your classroom with your $100 Amazon Gift Card
These sweepstakes are open to American residents 18 years or older. To be eligible for the sweepstakes you must leave a comment on this post saying what you would buy for your classroom with $100. 1 winner will be drawn at random after the sweepstakes close on Monday, July 29th, 2019 8:00 pm PST. The winners will receive an Amazon gift card valued at $100. No purchase necessary. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Any information gathered through the sweepstakes including email and postal addresses will not be used in any way other than contacting winners and shipment of winnings. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.