MINT!! Talk to the children about the "new" flavor in the mint. What does it taste like? Do they like it? Mock Mint Julep4 or 5 mint sprigs 1 1/2 cups sugar 2 cups cold water 3/4 cup lemon juice 1 1/2 quarts ginger ale Lemon slicesRemove the stems from the mint and rinse.Combine the sugar, water and lemon juice in a medium sized bowl, blend wellPour mixture into a large … [Read more...] about Kentucky Derby for Kids!
Rainbow Dough BagsMost children love to play with anything they can squeeze or squash. Some, however, are a little squeamish about getting their hands messy. These dough bags put squeezable mixtures into a sealed bag that allow children to play with color mixing - all with no mess (or little clean-up for the adults.)Directions:Mix 1/3 cup sugar, 1 cup cornstarch, and 4 cups of cold water. You … [Read more...] about Rainbow Crafts for Kids to Make!
Easter is a fun time for crafting, learning, and exploring with sensory play! We hope your children enjoy some of the activity suggestions below:Shaving Cream EggsAdd a drop of food coloring to a baseball sized pile of shaving cream. Mix this with a paint brush. Have the children be very careful (use smocks because the food coloring will stain their clothing and hands). Have the children … [Read more...] about Easter Crafts for Preschoolers: Stained Glass Easter Eggs and More!
Create a free photo slideshowEarth Day Activities to help kids learn about RECYCLING something old into something NEW:) 1) Have socks without a match? Throw them into a basket and have kids sort by colors, patterns, type of sock, or practice folding2) Cover recycled juice boxes with paper and decorate like cameras! Have your kids "take" pics outside & discuss the earth's … [Read more...] about Recycling something OLD into something NEW!
Sample Play Ideas with a Dinosaur Theme!DINO HUNT AND SEEK:Designate one or two children to be the "hunters" and the rest of the dinosaurs to hide. The hunters chant, "We are great big dinosaurs! We hunt with our claws and our teeth! Other dinos are scared of us; we eat them for their meat!" The hunters must find/ tag each of the other dinosaurs and have them sit down. When all are … [Read more...] about Dinosaur Theme Activities for Preschoolers!
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 SeashellsMaterials needed: Describing Seashells “game … [Read more...] about Fun in Preschool with Ocean Theme Activities!