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 Seashells Materials 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 INSECTS An 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 BOTTLES Build 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!
Let's face it...it is a weekend morning and what you'd REALLY like to do is take a moment to breathe, get a cup of coffee, chat with your spouse, and RELAX a moment. Seems like some far off dream for parents who have preschoolers at home, but even with church, errands, etc. you CAN find a little downtime!What does your child like for breakfast? On Saturday Mornings we have what is known as GYOF … [Read more...] about Help for Weekend Mornings!
We love making these Rainbow "sand" jars! To make: Pour salt on paper plates and have the children rub chalk (drawing chalk works best, but any colored chalk will do) in circles until the salt takes on color. Fold the paper plates in half and assist the children in pouring their salt plates into a glass BALL jar. Fill the jar approx. half full, add miniature letters, shapes, numbers, … [Read more...] about Rainbow Salt Discovery Jars