Category Archives: Activities

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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Check Out Our Newest Online Classes!!

  JJL2- Gather ‘Round for Circle Time (1 clock hours -$5.5) Description This is an online class that will help providers improve their curriculum. You will learn how to plan for a developmentally appropriate circle time that has value and … Continue reading

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Preschool Graduation

Does your preschool graduation program look like the Ziegfried Follies or maybe a production from Cecil B. Demille? After years of planning and staging elaborate graduation shows and preschool pageants, I have learned some valuable lessons I would like to … Continue reading

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Insects and Bugs Theme and Activities

Insects and Bugs Songs and Fingerplays The Insects Outside (Tune: The Wheels on the Bus) The fireflies at night go blink, blink, blink Blink, blink, blink, blink, blink, blink The fireflies at night go blink, blink, blink Out in the … Continue reading

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