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Make and Take Workshops

What is a Make and Take Workshop?

Make and Take Workshops are workshops designed to provide information on a focused topic with the opportunity to “make and take” materials back to the classroom. Practitioners who make materials to use are much more likely to implement the strategies in their classrooms. The Make and Take materials posted here are for experienced Pyramid Model trainers to use.

This Month's Featured Make and Take

Thoughtful Transitions Reduce Traffic Jams and Challenges

Make N Take-TransitionsThis three-hour make-and-take workshop provides teachers with tools and strategies to use when teaching children how to transition between activities and places within the early childhood environment. The workshop includes all presentation materials, embedded videos, handouts, and colorful patterns for activities and props. Participants will learn about tools to reduce challenges with transitions, strategies to assist in actively engaging children during transitions, and individualized transition strategies for children in need of additional supports. As a result of implementing these strategies, children are happier moving from place to place, are actively engaged, and know exactly what is expected as they successfully transition.

Two ways to get your Thoughtful Transitions Make and Take:

  1. Download the entire Make and Take all at once in a Zip File
  2. Explore individual Make and Take files and download one at a time

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Reducing Challenging Behavior by Clarifying Expectations, Rules, and Routines Workshop

Rules and ExpectationsThis Make and Take workshop includes a presentation with embedded video and several useful resources such as engaging activities and colorful handouts. Your participants will learn the importance of using visuals to teach, the difference between program-wide expectations and classroom rules, the importance of teaching expectations to children in a manner that is developmentally appropriate, and strategies and techniques to teach clear expectations.


Two ways to get your Reducing Challenging Behavior Make and Take:

  1. Download the entire Make and Take all at once in a Zip File
  2. Explore individual Make and Take files and download one at a time

Problem Solving Workshop

We Are Problem Solvers!This three-hour workshop provides teachers with tools and strategies to use when teaching problem solving skills to preschoolers. Teachers leave the workshop with solution kits, classroom posters, visuals and other similar materials.

Two ways to get your Problem Solving Make and Take:

  1. Download the entire Make and Take all at once in a Zip File
  2. Explore individual Make and Take files and download one at a time

What is a Make and Take Workshop "Zip" File?

There are many pieces to a Make and Take Workshop. Fortunately, instead of downloading each component one by one, each Make and Take is available for download as a "zip" file, which means that you can download resources such as solution kits, classroom posters, visuals and other similar materials that are organized in a series of folders in one convenient package.

Terms of Use

If you choose to put this workshop in your own training template, please keep the citation slide at the end so that it continues to be identified with the authors. Please note: these materials are only to be used for Pyramid Model training. They are not to be used for commercial efforts, sold, or included in other curriculum or training packages.

Download Instructions

To download the Make and Take materials and resources:

  1. Decide on a Make and Take Workshop you wish to download.
  2. Click on the "Download the Make and Take Workshop zip file" link under the workshop's description.
  3. Save the file to your desktop.
  4. After the file is saved, simply "double-click" to extract the files using any common unzipping software.
  5. Explore the Make and Take contents and develop your training!

Technical Information

If you do not have unzipping software, you can download free or trial versions from the following sites:

If you do not have Microsoft PowerPoint, you may download the free PowerPoint Viewer at:

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Have You Created Your Own Make and Take? Care to Share?

If you have created similar workshops and are willing to share them with others, please take the time to submit them for potential posting.