April Preschool Themes
[heading style=”2″]April Fool’s Day • Earth Day • Shadows • Rain • Rainbows Eggs & Bunnies[/heading]
April Fool’s Day Brownies anyone? Make that brown E’s! In our preschool classroom the first week of April is “crazy” week! I know it’s not PC but for lack of a more descriptive term we call it crazy. We have Mismatched Day, Backwards Day, Crazy Hair Day, and Yes Day!
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Earth Dance by Joanne Ryder
Introduce keeping the planet clean and help the understanding by taking the children outside to clean up the earth. With young children you’ll want teachers to carry trash bags. Monitor what the children pick up – no glass, cigarette butts…children should ask teachers to pick up these items.
Telescope Fun We know they’re not going to see anything, it’s the process not the product! Just be sure they don’t point it at the sun! I hang a poster of the planets, we point our telescope at that and ask the kids if they can find Saturn or Neptune.
This great telescopes is truly designed just for young children. For use in preschool classrooms, fancy expensive telescopes aren’t necessary. This one includes a journal and cool science experiences. This telescope is decorated with moons, stars, and planets. The moon scope, with 18x to 90x magnification, comes with moon filter and tripod. Kids will love this!
More Rocketships! These shape rockets start out as name puzzles and quickly become rocketships! Start with construction paper squares programed with each child’s name. Children glue them down in order. Add a triangle to the top and one on either side. A flame of glitter at the base and its Blast off! Oh add some foil stars too!
Shadows You can do this with any large bright flashlight or even a lamp with the shade off. Just darken the room and have the children stand about 3-4 ft from a plain wall with the light behind them. What fun!
Source: The Golden Book of Poetry (1947)