Category Archives: Activities

Preschool Classroom Block Area (Construction)

Preschool Classroom Block Area (Construction) by Cathy Abraham Make sure you have plenty of space for the block area so children can build elaborate structures. Goals/Skills: Concept development (shape, size, balance, contrast, one-to-one correspondence, counting, matching, sorting, spatial relationships, grouping, … Continue reading

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Super Bowl and Football Theme

Super Bowl/Football Theme Though the Super Bowl is typically on a Sunday, you can use the week leading up to the Super Bowl to have a football theme. On the Friday before the Super Bowl, ask children to wear the … Continue reading

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Winter Animal Theme

Winter Animal Theme Polar Bears, Penguins and Winter..oh, my! Teach young children about these two popular winter animals. Winter Animals Songs and Rhymes Royal Penguins One royal penguin . .feeling very blue Called for his brother then there were two … Continue reading

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Great Pumpkin Theme and Activities

Great Pumpkin Theme and Activities Have some fun with pumpkins this Halloween! This is the perfect time of year to take a field trip to a local pumpkin patch. Pumpkin Songs and Fingerplays Five Little Pumpkins Five little pumpkins sitting … Continue reading

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August 3rd is Watermelon Day

By Erin Rutter When I think of summer, one of the most memorable sensations that come to my mind is the first juicy bite of a watermelon slice.  August 3rd is Watermelon Day.  What a perfect day to plan activities … Continue reading

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International Holidays to Celebrate in Preschool

  International Holidays to Celebrate in Preschool January Holidays Genjitsu (Japanese New Year’s Day) February Holidays Gung Hay Fat Choy (Chinese New Year) Vietnamese New Year March Holidays Hina Matsuri (Girl’s Day in Japan) Purim (Jewish) Now Ruz (Persian New … Continue reading

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Art Recipes: Make your own supplies!

Here is a fun way to save money and be frugal. Make your own art supplies. These art recipes are fun and easy! Dough Recipes Cold Playdough 1 cup salt 1 cup flour 1/2 cup water *Mix all ingredients together … Continue reading

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Arbor Day Activities

Arbor Day Activities National Arbor Day is April 24, 2015-Visit the Arbor Day Foundation Website   Tree Songs and Fingerplays The Apple Tree Way up high in the apple tree (raise arms over head) Two little apples smiled at me … Continue reading

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New Resource Booklets!

New Resource Booklets! New Staff Orientation Kit Child Care Lounge is pleased to offer a New Staff Orientation Kit for directors…designed to meet many of the state requirements for orientation of new employees. Be sure to check with your state … Continue reading

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Contribute Ideas to Child Care Lounge

Do you have a great tip that could help other teachers, providers or directors? Have you found a way to save money, save time, or just make things easier? Do you have a great form, template or handbook to share? … Continue reading

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