As parents, we often search to find to best experiences available for our children. Music has long been known to create unique brain and body connections for children. B. Joan E. Haines and Linda L. Gerber, authors of Leading Young Children to Music, discuss some of the benefits of music as follows, “We believe that music benefits all children by enriching their lives, fostering feelings about … [Read more...] about Using MUSIC to EMPOWER our KIDS!
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!
Dinosaur Sounds Set out different containers (butter tubs, oatmeal boxes, plastic coffee containers, metal coffee cans, etc.) and some rhythm sticks. Invite the children to explore making dinosaur sounds with the different containers: What sounds would the dinosaurs make with their FEET, CLAWS, or TEETH? - Stomping, running, hunting sounds? See what sounds and descriptive words your … [Read more...] about Dinosaur Themed Activities for Preschool: Dino Sounds, Fossil Dough, a Hunt and Seek!
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!
Rainbow Salt Discovery Jars - Alphabet_Recording_Sheet0001We love making these "sand" jars! 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 heavy glass jar (for younger children, use clear … [Read more...] about Wikki Stix Glasses and Color Printable, Color Discovery Jars and Printable, and an Echo Chant!
Below are suggestions from the Ocean Thematic Unit available via this blog! This unit includes 50+ pages of literacy, math, science, dramatic play, large motor, art, recipe ideas, power points, and internet resources. It is a large unit that offers an assortment of activities to meet your young child's need for FUN, PLAY, and LEARNING!Listening and Ordinal Numbers -Ordering Sand … [Read more...] about Going to the Ocean or an Aquarium? Try some Ocean Animal Activities!