Friday, May 4, 2012

reorganizing our preschool area

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in our house, we've got toys all over the place.  i don't mean strewn about, hanging from the ceiling fans or a piled up in corners...  we keep them in every room.....the playroom downstairs, the living room, Bear's room {that he doesn't sleep in}, and the dining room.  here's the preschool area before the easel.

the dining room is where we have our pResCHooL aREa that we use for semi-structured learning every day.  a couple months ago, we got a new easel.  the desire for one came from when we were inspired by the book Art and Max to study Seurat.  during the activity, Bear painted a canvas on a plate easel {at his insistence}.  he wanted to be like a "real artist".  and i'd wanted an easel for him for a while anyway.  after doing some research and consulting with fellow bloggie buddies... i ended up getting this one.  i like it because it had built in storage and a sturdy base that wouldn't tip over easily.


Bear played with the dry-erase board while i assembled the base

cushy foam square to stand one and catch paint drips

storage space below

more storage space and the chalkboard

and here's our "new" preschool area. 
 
 
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24 comments:

Amanda said...

Ohhh me likey! That is such a great easel, love all that storage. The preschool area looks great, a fun learning environment.

Happy Whimsical Hearts said...

Your preschool room is great Andie!

Gina said...

It looks like a great place to learn & have some fun! My son always loved his easel. He still does at 10 years old.

Lorie K said...

It looks so nicely organized, Andie!

Christy said...

It looks great! I'm sure it's so much easier to have everything out and organized.

Joyce said...

Oh, that looks like a fantastic easel! I love your preschool area. Thank you for letting us take a look around!

MaryAnne K said...

I love that easel! And what a lovely space you have created for your Bear!

Alisha @ SnugasaBugBaby.com said...

What a GREAT area!!

Chrissy @ The Outlaw Mom Blog said...

LIke your easel and the entire area you set up! Wish we had more space.

Kimberly Sminkey said...

Oh man, I am so jealous! I wish I had an easel like that! Mr Bear is so organized with his art!
Luv

MiaB said...

oh my goodness, I envy your craft area!! It looks so inviting, what kid wouldn't like to learn in there :)

Cerys @ Rainy Day Mum said...

What a wonderful area and also a wonderful easel - I really want one and am doing my research at the moment. I hope I can find one like that in the UK.

Erica @ Brooks Child Care said...

Your room is so neat. Having a easel with storage is such a great idea.

Growing a Jeweled Rose said...

I love the new space. We have a similar easel. We never use it lol. We always paint on the floor. We are weird :)

Ms. Liz said...

That easel has some serious storage space, I like it! Very nice Preschool area as well, love all of the natural light in that spot :)

Krissy Sherman Bonning said...

That easel is awesome. I wish we had room for one. BTW, what is that cabinet in the corner, with the circular patterns on it? A file cabinet? It looks cool!

Nicole said...

WOW what a wonderful area. I can't wait till Gabe gets a little older and we can set up an art area without having to worry about BIG messes! Thanks for sharing, have a wonderful week!!

Michelle said...

Awesome! I hope we can find our own play space in a new home someday - in the meantime, we can rejoice with others who have such spaces! :)

Carrie said...

Love all the storage with your easel!! It looks great. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday! I hope you are having a wonderful week!

Ness @ One Perfect Day said...

Fantastic! So much storage and organisation. I love it/ I'm trying to create an area like this for my son. This has given me so many ideas. Thanks!

Hannah said...

The easel is fab, great storage, but I'm also loving the paper roll, it really looks very multipurpose with chalkboard, dry erase and easy paper. Hmmmm one to think about when I eventually) redo the playroom

Hannah said...

Loving the paper roll on the easel, makes it really multipurpose. One to think about when we redo the playroom.

Rachel @ The Philosophers Wife said...

Wow, I love this area! I wish we had a little more room in our tiny apartment! But I am so happy that you have this wonderful space for learning and discovery!

I'd love it if you'd link up at my Teaching Time for Toddlers party. It's open all week!

Feel free to link anything else that is relevant that you'd like to share!

http://philwife.blogspot.com/2012/05/teaching-time-for-toddlers-montessori.html

The Iowa Farmer's Wife said...

Love your space!! That easel is great! Wish our has storage like that!

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