Make & Take

Thursday, July 25, 2019 – 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Make & Take is an afternoon event presented by three engaging national speakers — you will love these unique sessions! Attendees will rotate from three different ballrooms to create a variety of games, puppets, books, instructional activities and more to take back into the classroom!  Each participant will receive a Frog Street supply kit and complete materials to design purposeful activities for immediate classroom use.  Participants will receive 4 hours of credit and must be registered for the Splash Conference to attend the Make & Take Session.  Additional fee required.

Presenters and topics for the Splash 2019 Make & Take sessions include:

Playful and Challenging Centers

Centers are the most natural way for young children to LEARN as they PLAY. This workshop will focus on simple materials you can create so children can make choices, explore and be active learners. Dr. Jean will bring Math and Literacy activities to life that will challenge your youngest learners and make learning fun! She will share ideas on how to integrate alphabet knowledge, sight words and writing skills into your Literacy Center; and number recognition, math facts and keyboarding into your Math Center. Participants will go home with activities ready to use in the classroom and as always with Dr. Jean there will be singing…lots of singing!

The Part of Art That’s From the Heart

This make and take workshop examines using art to help children develop critical and creative thinking skills with open-ended developmentally appropriate art activities. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in and create a number of projects to develop first-hand experience in what thinking skills are involved in appropriate art projects.

Sensory Bins: Thinking Outside the Sandbox

Let us take you outside the sandbox to link sensory play to your curriculum while meeting the needs of diverse learners. This presentation will provide participants with ideas for sensory play beyond the sandbox including strategies to meet the needs of learners who require more sensory input. We will also give ideas on how to link sensory play with the Frog Street Pre-K Curriculum and general Pre-K themes.