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!
Patriotic Activities: Crafts and Play Dough Mats for Learning and Play! The crafts and activities below are fun for Patriotic holidays or other special events that need a little extra "sparkle!" Collage Fireworks Set out different materials for students to use to make “firework” prints. Place white and blue paint in shallow containers or on paper plate. Have the children make … [Read more...] about Patriotic Activities for Young Children!
Reverence noun 1. a feeling or attitude of deep respect tinged with awe; veneration 2. the outward manifestation of this feeling: to pay reverence. 3. a gesture indicative of deep respect. 4. the state of being revered. verb (used with object) 1. to regard or treat with reverence; venerate Reverence is a basis for all human values. The reverent attitude will recognize … [Read more...] about Teaching Reverence and Patriotism to our Kids!
Show the children the United States Flag and ask them if they know what it is? Tell the children it is the United States Flag and is a symbol for our Nation. Tell them that every Country has a National Flag that stands for the people who belong to that Country. Our Country is called: The United States of America. Flags for countries are rectangles made of cloth. Our flag has seven red … [Read more...] about Patriotic Play and Learning for Kids!