Taking activities outside while the weather is still nice can be a pleasant change of scenery for active preschoolers. You don’t need fancy toys or expensive supplies. Try these easy letter and number activities outdoors using JUST chalk and rocks - materials you most likely already have in your outdoor play area and art center. EASY Chalk Activities for Preschoolers: Outdoors Playful … [Read more...] about EASY Chalk and Rocks Activities for Preschoolers: Outdoors Playful Learning
Stars and Stripes Math -Patriotic Stars Materials needed: One Patriotic Stars file (print to heavy paper and laminate for durability) OR purchase star tablecloth weights, red/white/blue paper squares or flag toothpicks, and a permanent or dry erase marker. We found the flag picks at a garage sale last summer and the table weights at our local dollar store. The tablecloth weights have a clip … [Read more...] about 8 Patriotic Theme Activities for Preschool and Kindergarten!
Many will celebrate Memorial Day with friends and family to remember those that have fought and died for the United States of America! Below are a few activities to help introduce preschool and kindergarten children to one of the symbols of American Freedom: our FLAG. Patriotic Craft Stick Puzzles for Kids Materials needed: Large Craft Sticks, Red/White/Blue Paint, Paintbrushes, … [Read more...] about Memorial Day Activities for Preschool and Kindergarten
PAINTED HANDPRINT SUNSHINE Draw a large circle on a white sheet of paper. Make a DOT in the center of the page as a guide for the handprints. Invite the children to use a small paintbrush to paint the palm of one hand with washable tempera paint (our kids used orange and yellow.) Make handprints in a circle, turning the page to make the prints (younger children will need assistance). Let … [Read more...] about Fun Sunshine Crafts to make the Summer Last!
LOOKING FOR SOME EASY KID'S CRAFT ACTIVITIES? WE CAN HELP! Check out our THEMES for MANY other ideas for arts, crafts, literacy, math, science, large motor, and play! CEREAL RAINBOWS We used markers to draw arcs on construction paper. The children then used liquid school glue to put rainbow colored cereal around the arcs. Let the rainbows dry well before hanging or sending home! Extension: … [Read more...] about Summer Crafts to “Beat the Heat!”
Summer is a wonderful time to Play and Learn with your children. The summer activities below are sample ideas taken from the SUMMERTIME theme that will be available via this blog in 2014! The unit includes 4 complete themes: Bubbles, Patriotic, General Summer, and Beach. Kids getting bored already? Summertime Sorting Set out two baskets in the middle of the room. Label one SUMMER and … [Read more...] about Summer Activities for Learning and Playing with Preschoolers!