Activities – Fun learning activities for daycare centers

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Teaching Preschoolers the Letter S: Alphabet Recognition Activities

March 5, 2010

Tweet Tweet Preschool teachers and daycare providers can help children learn to recognize and write the letter S through fun activities that support clear learning objectives. Learning Objectives The students will identify the letter S. The students make and recognize the S sound. The students will learn to trace and write upper and lower case [...]

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Crayon Melt Preschool Activity: Creative Development Lesson Plan for Daycare

March 3, 2010

Tweet Tweet Early learning goals for preschool age children involve creative development. According to Art and Creative Development for Young Children by Schirrmacher and Fox [Delmar Cengage Learning, 2008], “Creative expression fosters emotional development and positive mental health by validating the uniqueness of the individual…Creativity fosters success and mastery since there is no one right [...]

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Spring Preschool Reading and Resource List: Free Spring Activity Printables

February 24, 2010

Tweet Tweet Spring is the season of the year between winter and summer when the weather becomes warmer and plants revive and popularly considered to comprise March, April, and May, according to the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language. Spring is a great time for daycare providers to enhance their curriculum with story-time books [...]

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Teaching Preschoolers the Letter D: Alphabet Recognition Activities

February 22, 2010

Tweet Tweet Preschool teachers and daycare providers can help children learn to recognize and write the letter D through fun activities that support clear learning objectives. Learning Objectives The students will identify the letter D. The students make and recognize the D sound. The students will learn to trace and write upper and lower case [...]

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Valentine’s Day Caterpillar Craft for Preschoolers: Fine Motor Activity

January 25, 2010

Tweet Tweet When developing curriculum, daycare providers must include age-appropriate activities for young children that develop fine motor skills. This Valentine’s Day Caterpillar craft is an activity that will support a Thanksgiving unit as well as promote visual motor coordination, bilateral coordination, and hand strength. Fine motor skills are actions that involve the small movement [...]

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Black History Month Activities for Daycare Centers

January 20, 2010

Tweet Tweet February is Black History Month, a month set aside to celebrate the accomplishments and culture of African Americans. Get a head start by planning history lessons, creative activities, and music and movement activities in your daycare center that celebrate the history of blacks in America. Here are a few simple ideas in a [...]

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Daycare Activities

January 18, 2010

Tweet Tweet January 18, 2010 is Martin Luther King, Jr. day. This federal holiday commemorates the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., leader of the civil rights movement, and is celebrated every year on the third Monday of January. While young children in a child care center may or may not be [...]

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Snowman Bowling Daycare Activity: Winter Gross Motor Preschool Activity

December 23, 2009

Tweet Tweet Motor skills are actions that control how muscles move the body. Gross motor skills are those that control the large muscles of the body which are used to walk, run, crawl, sit, jump, and other large muscle activities. Preschool teachers and daycare providers can enhance gross motor skill development through effective lesson plans [...]

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Winter Wonderland Creative Development Lesson Plan for Preschool

December 16, 2009

Tweet Tweet Early learning goals for preschool age children involve creative development. Creativity, according to Joan Bouza Koster’s Growing Artists: Teaching Art to Young Children [Cengage Delmar Learning, 2004], is ”being able to see a problem, form ideas about it, and then communicate the results.  When children manipulate and experiment with art materials, they are [...]

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Christmas: Teaching Preschoolers the Letter C; Alphabet Recognition Activities

December 2, 2009

Tweet Tweet Preschoolers and young children in child care centers can successfully learn to write the letter C as well as recognize objects beginning with the letter C through simple, fun activities. This activity ties in well with a Christmas lesson plan. Learning Objectives The students will identify the letter C The students make and [...]

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