Turn April Fools Day into a whole week of fun! Your preschoolers will be amazed when they open their bananas at breakfast and they’re already sliced! ?This does take some prep work so if you have lots of kiddos for breakfast you might need to do this the night before. Watch how it’s done.
Mommypoppins.com has some very cute things preschool teachers can modify for fun in their class.
Brownies anyone? Make that brown E’s! Later in the day offer brownies for a special snack time treat. Present them to the children and watch their faces as they reach for brown E’s! Of course, you’ll have actual brownies waiting for them. lol
This is lots of fun for the kiddos. Try running circle time backwards, sing your greeting song last, play your games first. You’ll know what works for your room.
Your little ones will be fooled when they wake from nap and all the chairs are turned backwards at the tables! If you can make it happen eat snack with the children’s backs to the tables. Backwards Day!
Wear your socks mismatched like these kiddos at simplykinder.com
Crazy Hair Day
Teachers and kiddos will have fun with this. Make your hair as crazy as you dare! Please don’t post the pics of teachers (or kids) anywhere public!! lol There are a couple of fun books to read on crazy hair day.
This is the day to give them what they want! Have a party, eat ice cream, or make smoothies. If your kiddos are old enough bring our balloons, if not how about bubbles? Make it a festive day. Say “Yes!” as much as you can. Remind the kiddos to say yes when they can as well. You could turn it into a kindness lesson. Its a day to review rhyming words, opposites, and matching concepts. Have a great week!
Ask your preschoolers to take a close look at the flowers that bloomed from the bulbs they planted back in October.
Prompt preschoolers with only the colors you want them to use. We painted on paper cut the long way, 11.5 by 6 inches offers the artists just the right space for their rendering.
Preschoolers are very literal. If you simply say “Paint a daffodil” some will put their brush to the flower! Instead say “Paint a daffodil on the paper.”
As the children paint describe to them the parts of the flowers. You might bring to their attention the long green stems and yellow petals.
Working on our Pirate Ship. We used packing tape to connect two big shipping boxes together. The kids painted and stuck stickers on the boat. Oh, never call it a boat. It’s a Ship! The children had a great time painting the starboard 🙂
Hats & Hooks!
Ships & Sharks!
X Marks The Spot!
Each year on April 22 we celebrate our home…Earth
And we reuse…
We read stories
Thanks to de-tout-et-de-rien-caroline.blogspot.com.
Rain, Rain, Go Away
April showers bring May flowers. Bring this concept to life with these fun activities.
Firsst mix a little white glue and blue liquid watercolor. Have the kids use droppers or pipettes to place drops of rain across the top of their paper, then hold the paper up to make the rain flow down the page. Add cotton ball clouds while the glue is still wet.
Another fun activity for a rainy day is to open an umbrella, have a few kids get under, have a few others, outside the umbrella, use spray bottles with water to make it rain. Don’t let them get too carried away though, because soon they’ll all be drenched! This is really fun outdoors if you live in a warm climate. Try it with bare feet!
Beautiful glowing eggs on Pinterest.
Mine…not so much.
My first mistake was not checking to see if the bracelet glow sticks would fit in the eggs. The smaller eggs had to be taped shut. The second problem was the eggs were too opaque. A few eggs we had on hand were transparent enough but it wasn’t very impressive. Lesson learned 😐