Below are samples from the BUBBLE activities section of the Summer Theme which will be available via this blog early in 2014. We hope you and your children enjoy learning and playing with the suggestions below! Introduce Bubble Play to your Kids: Blow bubbles from a commercial bubble solution for the children either indoors or outside. First, ask the children to simply OBSERVE what the … [Read more...] about Bubble Activities for Preschoolers!
Are you searching for fun and unique activities for celebrating COLORS with young children? Below you’ll find some colorful ideas using Wikki Stix, the original wax covered creatables. WIKKI STIX GLASSES COLORS HUNT Materials needed: one Wikki_Stix_Colors for each child, clipboard, pencil, safety scissors, and assorted Wikki Stix© for the children to make “glasses.” Have the … [Read more...] about Celebrating Colors with Wikki Stix!
Ice_Cream_Cone_Template Print the template above and have the children cut out the scoops of ice cream and the cones (younger children will need assistance.) On the cones, write any number(s) that the children are working on or have the children stamp/write their own numbers. Have the children glue the appropriate number of scoops on top of the cone. Extension: Have the … [Read more...] about Ice Cream Cones for Literacy or Math
If you are looking for activities for Summer, the beach theme activity suggestions below will help provide hours of playful learning at home or in the classroom! Introduction Game for a Beach Theme: Lay a beach towel on the floor, have the children close their eyes (no peeking!), and then put one beach item under the towel. See if the children can tell what is UNDER the towel without … [Read more...] about Beach Theme Activity Suggestions for Preschool!
I've been a part of early learning for nearly 25 years now. I've taught over 500 children from infants to age 6 and raised my own six children in a licensed family childcare home/preschool. I've seen most everything and anything concerning children and yet, I have so much more to learn. I've been listening, reading, and watching the current tide back to childhood "PLAY" as promoted by many … [Read more...] about Balancing the PLAY Pendulum in Early Childhood!
"If you want your children to be geniuses, read them Fairy Tales. If you want them to be brilliant, read them more Fairy Tales." Albert Einstein Little Red Riding Hood – Moral Lesson: do not talk with strangers; (depending on the version you read) – obeying and listening to parents – grandparents-caregivers-teachers, etc. Role play times when the children have not listened to their parents. … [Read more...] about More Fairy Tale Fun for Kids!
Wow – no one said that being a MOTHER is an easy job. I’ve often wondered why God didn’t hand us a blueprint to our child’s life at birth; if we DID have the blueprint, we’d probably want to bargain for another version. I have five young adult children and a 5 yr. old that will enter Kindergarten in the Fall. Letting go of some desires to protect and hover over my children has not come easily, … [Read more...] about Wisdom, Grace, Hope, and Love this Mother’s Day!