lesson plans

Teaching Preschoolers the Letter V: Alphabet Recognition Activities

February 8, 2010

Tweet Tweet Preschool teachers and daycare providers can help children learn to recognize and write the letter V through fun activities that support clear learning objectives. Learning Objectives The students will identify the letter V. The students make and recognize the V 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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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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Thanksgiving Turkey Place Card Craft: Fine Motor Activity for Preschoolers

November 16, 2009

Tweet Tweet Creating a thanksgiving turkey place card is a fun fine motor activity which allows preschoolers to practice bilateral and visual motor coordination and hand strength. When developing curriculum, daycare providers must include age-appropriate activities for young children that develop fine motor skills. This Thanksgiving Turkey Place card craft is an activity that will [...]

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Halloween Preschool Activity: Halloween Cookie Cutter Art

October 20, 2009

Tweet Tweet Early learning goals for preschool age children involve creative development objectives. According to Mary Mayesky*, “People who work with young children need to understand creativity and have the skills to help and encourage children to express their creative natures. They should realize the importance of creativity for both children and teachers. They should [...]

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Thanksgiving Preschool Reading and Resource List: Free Thanksgiving Printables

October 16, 2009

Tweet Tweet Thanksgiving is celebrated in the United States on the fourth Thursday of November to commemorate a feast in 1621 that the Pilgrims shared with Native Americans. Thanksgiving is also celebrated in Canada on the second Monday in October in order to give thanks for a bountiful harvest. Celebrate Thanksgiving in your daycare center [...]

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Halloween Fall Pumpkin Sorting Activity: Cognitive Development Lesson Plan for Preschool

October 14, 2009

Tweet Tweet Fall is in full swing! The leaves are changing colors and falling and the air is nice and brisk.  As many child daycare centers begin to implement fall themed activities, consider this pumpkin sorting activity. Pumpkin sorting is a fun autumn-themed activity that supports cognitive development. Cognitive Development in Preschoolers Cognitive development focuses [...]

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Halloween Theme Preschool Lesson Plan

October 5, 2009

Tweet Tweet When teaching  young, preschool aged children about Halloween, keep lesson plans simple.  It is not necessary to discuss the historical background of Halloween at this time. Instead, young children in daycare centers can celebrate Halloween by having costume parties and playing special games like bobbing for apples.  Halloween can be fun and educational [...]

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Free Online Preschool Lesson Plans and Activity Ideas

October 2, 2009

Tweet Tweet As your daycare center grows, coming up with fresh and exciting lesson plans and activities to keep children interested and motivated to learn can be a challenge. Fortunately, there are many websites that offer free lesson plans, activity ideas, craft project ideas, printable worksheets, Ebooks, materials lists, and resources for early childhood education. [...]

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Preschool Autumn Theme Lesson Plan

September 28, 2009

Tweet Tweet Summer is officially over, but the fun doesn’t end when preschool begins. Your licensed daycare center can utilize this handy, creative and free lesson plan to teach preschool aged children about the season fall. Autumn Art Activity: Handprint Wreath For this activity you will need: 1 handprint pattern; 1 acorn pattern; brown, yellow, [...]

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