Celebrate Spring in Child Care

Spring is just around the corner.  Here are some ways to celebrate the first day of spring in your child care program: Make Homemade Bubbles and go outside to blow bubbles or play bubble catch (one child blows bubbles and other child tries to catch them with hands or a butterfly net). Create a gardening …

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Preschool Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras can be fun to celebrate with preschoolers.  Typically thought of as an adult theme, there is a lot of history and culture that are the center of Mardi Gras festivities.  Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday,” reflecting the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season.   Festivities …

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Fun with Conversation Hearts

Conversation Hearts can be used for many things that encourage learning in an early childhood environment! Try these Conversation Heart activities for added learning during February: Give each child a box of conversation hearts and have them sort them by color. After sorting, have the children create a pattern using what colors they prefer. Use …

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National Children’s Dental Health Month Ideas for Preschoolers

Here are some ideas for National Children’s Dental Health Month: Try painting with toothbrushes instead of paintbrushes. Give each child a tooth-shaped paper cut-out and have them do string painting using dental floss.  Cut the bottoms off of large plastic soda bottles and turn them upside down (they look like teeth).  Staple several together, and …

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Groundhog Day Activities

Here are some ideas for Groundhog Day Activities with preschoolers. The day before, create a graph about children’s guesses – Will the Groundhog see his shadow or not?   Get a Ground Cookie Cutter and make Groundhog Cookies…or use the cookie cutter to dip in paint and make Groundhog prints.   Add flashlights to the …

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