Kids love to play outside! If you ask any of our children what their favorite part of the day is, hands-down it will be outside play time. Playing and learning with natural items can be a FUN part of outdoor play with a few simple ideas! It doesn't take children long to begin to develop their own ways of playing and learning with readily found items. Below you will find some ideas to get the … [Read more...] about It’s Just a “Stone’s Throw Away” to Learning & Play the Nature Way!
The wet chalk kite crafts are a fun activity to do indoors or outside! The kites make a great craft to display, but the bow activities will also enhance early math and literacy skills. Wet Chalk Kites Materials needed: One square piece of paper for each child, chalk (drawing chalk works best for this activity, but sidewalk chalk can be used), any color of Wikki Stix or painter's tape, and … [Read more...] about Wet Chalk Kite Crafts and Learning Games for Young Kids!
Are YOUR preschoolers looking forward to SUMMERTIME? With the warmer days, children anticipate all the wonders and joys that summertime offers! Going to the beach, eating ice cream, playing outside, and making bubbles are just a FEW of the fun-filled summer activities that our preschoolers look forward to. We hope the suggestions below will allow parents, teachers, caregivers, and kids to spend … [Read more...] about Summer Activities for Preschool: Ice Cream Math & Paper Plate Aquariums
Bottle Cap Beehive - have the children use bottle caps to make circle prints on yellow paper. We used yellow and brown tempera paint, but the children could make their hives any color desired. When the children are finished printing with the caps, cut the paper into a hive shape. Laminate (or cover with clear contact paper) the painted beehives above (make sure the bottle cap paint prints are … [Read more...] about Busy Bumblebee Song, Color Words and Numbers, and Bee Crafts for Preschool!!
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!”