These activities are sample activities from the Summertime Theme at The Preschool Toolbox. We hope you and yours have a great start to your own Summertime Fun!Kids Car WashSet up a table outside and allow the kids to decorate it with signs for a "Car Wash." Give the kids several buckets or pails and let them wash all their trucks, cars, and other vehicles. We let the kids play car wash … [Read more...] about Summertime Fun Outside!
Below are samples from the BUBBLE activities section of the Summer Theme which will be available via this blog early in 2014. We hope you and your children enjoy learning and playing with the suggestions below!Introduce Bubble Play to your Kids:Blow bubbles from a commercial bubble solution for the children either indoors or outside. First, ask the children to simply OBSERVE what the … [Read more...] about Bubble Activities for Preschoolers!
Are you searching for fun and unique activities for celebrating COLORS with young children? Below you’ll find some colorful ideas using Wikki Stix, the original wax covered creatables. WIKKI STIX GLASSES COLORS HUNT Materials needed: one Wikki_Stix_Colors for each child, clipboard, pencil, safety scissors, and assorted Wikki Stix© for the children to make “glasses.” Have the … [Read more...] about Celebrating Colors with Wikki Stix!
Ice_Cream_Cone_Template Print the template above and have the children cut out the scoops of ice cream and the cones (younger children will need assistance.) On the cones, write any number(s) that the children are working on or have the children stamp/write their own numbers. Have the children glue the appropriate number of scoops on top of the cone. Extension: Have the … [Read more...] about Ice Cream Cones for Literacy or Math
If you are looking for activities for Summer, the beach theme activity suggestions below will help provide hours of playful learning at home or in the classroom!Introduction Game for a Beach Theme:Lay a beach towel on the floor, have the children close their eyes (no peeking!), and then put one beach item under the towel. See if the children can tell what is UNDER the towel without … [Read more...] about Beach Theme Activity Suggestions for Preschool!
I've been a part of early learning for nearly 25 years now. I've taught over 500 children from infants to age 6 and raised my own six children in a licensed family childcare home/preschool. I've seen most everything and anything concerning children and yet, I have so much more to learn. I've been listening, reading, and watching the current tide back to childhood "PLAY" as promoted by many … [Read more...] about Balancing the PLAY Pendulum in Early Childhood!