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Christmas Tree! Theme and Activities

The Christmas tree is a well known symbol of the holiday. Learn more about the wonderful tradition and find great ways to celebrate. Christmas Tree Facts Learn More About the Christmas Tree: 2-3 seedlings are planted for every harvested Christmas … Continue reading

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Frogs Theme and Activities

Frogs Theme and Activities Here are some basic theme ideas for helping preschool aged children learn about frogs. Frog Songs and Fingerplays I’m A Little Frog I’m a little frog Just a pollywog I live in the brook Underneath the … Continue reading

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Super Bowl and Football Theme

Super Bowl/Football Theme Though the Super Bowl is typically on a Sunday, you can use the week leading up to the Super Bowl to have a football theme. On the Friday before the Super Bowl, ask children to wear the … Continue reading

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Winter Animal Theme

Winter Animal Theme Polar Bears, Penguins and Winter..oh, my! Teach young children about these two popular winter animals. Winter Animals Songs and Rhymes Royal Penguins One royal penguin . .feeling very blue Called for his brother then there were two … Continue reading

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Celebrate the Color Purple Theme and Activities

Many report purple is their favorite color. Here are some preschool activities and crafts to celebrate this royal hue. Sing About Purple P-u-r-p-l-e (Tune: I’ve Been Working on the Railroad) P-u-r-p-l-e Purple, purple, P-u-r-p-l-e Purple’s what that spells. Purple grapes … 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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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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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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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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