Easter is a fun time for crafting, learning, and exploring with sensory play! We hope your children enjoy some of the activity suggestions below:Shaving Cream EggsAdd a drop of food coloring to a baseball sized pile of shaving cream. Mix this with a paint brush. Have the children be very careful (use smocks because the food coloring will stain their clothing and hands). Have the children … [Read more...] about Easter Crafts for Preschoolers: Stained Glass Easter Eggs and More!
Create a free photo slideshowEarth Day Activities to help kids learn about RECYCLING something old into something NEW:) 1) Have socks without a match? Throw them into a basket and have kids sort by colors, patterns, type of sock, or practice folding2) Cover recycled juice boxes with paper and decorate like cameras! Have your kids "take" pics outside & discuss the earth's … [Read more...] about Recycling something OLD into something NEW!
Sample Play Ideas with a Dinosaur Theme!DINO HUNT AND SEEK:Designate one or two children to be the "hunters" and the rest of the dinosaurs to hide. The hunters chant, "We are great big dinosaurs! We hunt with our claws and our teeth! Other dinos are scared of us; we eat them for their meat!" The hunters must find/ tag each of the other dinosaurs and have them sit down. When all are … [Read more...] about Dinosaur Theme Activities for Preschoolers!
Below are activity suggestions from the OCEAN THEMATIC UNIT now available via this blog! We hope your children enjoy learning and playing with Ocean-themed resources as much as our kids do! In the Big Blue Sea (Counting Song)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jxzZMw89qY Be careful…this song gets stuck in your head!Describing SeashellsMaterials needed: Describing Seashells “game … [Read more...] about Fun in Preschool with Ocean Theme Activities!
We've had many requests for activities that you can do with infants and toddlers. While one post cannot do justice to a whole realm of activities and suggestions, we'll offer some ideas over the next few weeks that you may find useful! If you have suggestions for things that have worked for YOU...we'd love to hear from you!! Play for infants and toddlers is not meant to merely "occupy" them, but … [Read more...] about Loving Care for Bonding with Baby!
This is a sampling of the 45+ Literacy, Math, Science, Art, and Play Activities found in the BUGS and INSECTS UNIT available on this blog!INTRODUCTION TO LADYBUGS AND INSECTSAn introduction and extension to Ladybugs would be to ask children "Have you ever held a ladybug in your hand? You can follow this up with color recognition: "What are some things that are RED like a ladybug?" Look for … [Read more...] about Bugs and Insects Theme Activities for Preschool!
1) MAKE A RAIN GAUGE and RECYCLE PLASTIC BOTTLESBuild a rain gauge by cutting off the top third of the plastic bottle and inverting the top inside the bottom to form a funnel. Use a permanent marker to record inches on the side of the bottle. Explain that people who report on the weather need to know how much it rains each day. Introduce your rain gauge and have children brainstorm ways the … [Read more...] about Recycling Plastics for Kids!