Category Archives: Activities

Cooperative Games in Child Care

Games are first and foremost an outlet for fun. Many active children’s games also help develop motor skills, problem solving and language skills. However, competition is often the focus of young children’s games. When there is an emphasis on winning … Continue reading

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Choosing a Child Care Curriculum

Before you purchase a curriculum to use in your child care or preschool program, take the time to carefully evaluate what is being offered. There are many pre-packaged curriculums out there, but they are not equal. Here are a few … Continue reading

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Gingerbread Theme and Activities

Gingerbread Theme and Activities by Joni Levine Here are lots of fun crafts, recipes, and activities for gingerbread: a food associated with the holiday season. Gingerbread Songs and Rhymes Gingerbread Man Run, run, as fast as you can, You can’t … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving and Turkey Theme and Activities

It is a great time of year to be thankful for the children you care for. Celebrate the Thanksgiving season with children by trying out these activities. Thanksgiving and Turkey Songs and Fingerplays I Eat Turkey (Tune: Frere Jacques) I … Continue reading

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Getting To Know You

by Janine The start of the school year is quickly approaching.  Here are a few ideas for helping the children in your class get to know one another, as well as encourage positive relationships and cooperation throughout your classroom! Click … Continue reading

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Fun with Bottles

by Janine Here are a few ideas for recycling 20 ounce water or soda bottles into classroom activities! 1.  Mini Ocean Bottles – Fill the bottle halfway up with vegetable oil.  Then finish filling the bottle with water.  We suggest … Continue reading

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13 Rainy Day Activities

by Ellen If you are having a rainy summer, it can be tough to find ways to keep your child care children entertained and occupied.  Here are some unique ideas to try the next time you find yourself inside on … Continue reading

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Cow Appreciation Day Activities

by Ellen July 15 is National Cow Appreciation Day!  There are lots of fun activities you can do with young children that involve cows. Some Cow Facts for Kids (source – kiddyhouse.com): Cows are able to see color. Cows can … Continue reading

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June 23 is National Pink Day

by Janine Celebrate the color pink in your classroom!  Here are a few ideas to get you started.  And remember, pink doesn’t have to be just for girls! Finger Paint with red and white paints so the children can experiment … Continue reading

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For the Birds

by Kay Mishkin No matter where you live, you can look around you and see birds.  Sometimes we don’t pay any attention, and those feathered friends may seem invisible,  but if you are quiet and attentive, you will notice them, … Continue reading

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