daycare lesson plans

Spring Lesson Plan for Preschoolers

March 12, 2010

Tweet Tweet Spring is a marvelous season. The birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, and the air is crisp with renewal and hope. Daycare providers can enhance their curriculum with story-time books and activities that celebrate the spring season. Spring Art Activity Eggshell Tulips* You will need: Eggshells, pipe cleaners, tempura paint, markers, and glue [...]

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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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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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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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Christmas Preschool Reading and Resource List: Free Christmas Printables

November 27, 2009

Tweet Tweet Christmas or Christmas Day is a yearly holiday, celebrated on December 25, which commemorates the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. Celebrate Christmas in your daycare center by reading age appropriate stories that focus on the symbols of Christmas and by implementing Christmas-themed activities. Consider the following reading lists and resources for free Christmas [...]

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