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Hi! Welcome to Spark Interest with Sara!

I am a preschool teacher, a curriculum designer, a course creator and a mum to a gorgeous boy who keeps me on my toes! 

Creating and sharing inspiring educational resources and courses for teachers and parents is my passion! I wake up every day excited to be able to be part of nurturing young minds and hearts! 



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4 Main Reasons Why Teamwork Activities for Preschool are so Important

Wouldn’t you agree that working collaboratively on ANYTHING in preschool is a challenge?! We want to teach our preschoolers exactly how they need to work together to solve problems or work through challenges, however, teaching this is usually easier said than done. We often need some help coming up with teamwork activities for preschool children…

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13 Brilliant Books to Help Teach and Develop Empathy in Your Classroom

Helping children develop empathy is one of the most important things we need to do as teachers. Empathy helps our young learners connect with others who can be like them, unlike them, and everything in between!  Why Empathy is Important? Empathy is an area that is so important, and we need to make sure to…

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Why Empathy is Important: Even in the Preschool Classroom

Why Empathy is Important: Even in the Preschool Classroom Last week in preschool, one of my 4-year-olds came up to me crying because she had done a drawing specially for another child and that child did not want it! When I asked the receiver of the picture why she didn’t accept it she said she…

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What is Kindness and How do You Really Teach Kindness to Preschoolers?

I am going to talk about the age-old questions we probably all ask in our classroom every year during those first few days, “What is kindness?” Yes, that one simple word “kindness” stems into so many other words and can often lead to hours of discussion, activities, and more.  We as teachers try to create…

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8 Ways to Help Identify and Manage Feelings For Preschoolers

Our preschoolers have a lot of feelings and they are normally pretty BIG feelings, don’t you agree? Often, they find it difficult to identify feelings and understand how to process, manage, and work through them. So it all comes out as one big emotion! When kids learn to manage their emotions in childhood it leads…

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The Benefits of Using Would You Rather Questions for Kids in Your Classroom

I don’t know about you; but, who knew all those college nights answering would you rather questions in my dorm room with my friends and laughing endlessly at the answers would become a staple in my preschool classroom! When I became a preschool teacher, I never would have thought I would transfer those fun all-nighters…

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12 of the Best Picture Books You Need for Thanksgiving

Can you smell that pumpkin, apple, cinnamon, and nutmeg? Thanksgiving is in the air! It’s time to fill your classroom shelves with the best picture books for Thanksgiving! Let’s bring the spirit of gratitude into our day with these great Thanksgiving books! 12 of the Best Picture Books You Need for Thanksgivng: Feeling Thankful by…

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4 Thanksgiving Theme Preschool Activities to Promote Gratitude in the Classroom

Fall is upon us, and that means Thanksgiving will be here before we know it! I have rounded up some Thanksgiving theme preschool activities that will engage your students and increase a sense of gratitude in the classroom. These Thanksgiving activities for the classroom will be a great addition to your Thanksgiving activities for the…

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5 Effective Preschool Conflict Resolution Activities That Absolutely Work

Are you looking for preschool conflict resolution activities that you can implement today? Do you find your preschoolers having trouble resolving conflict, arguing all the time, and constantly coming up to you upset?  Our young learners are learning so many life lessons in their preschool rooms, and conflict resolution can be a difficult skill to…

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3 Main Areas to Focus on When Teaching Friendship Skills to Preschoolers

Young children want to connect. They want to be friends. But their individual abilities to connect with others and build relationships can vary. We end up spending a big part of our day putting out fires, solving conflicts, and negotiating who’s turn it is! As an educator, you want to be there to support them…