Here in the north east our outdoor growing season has yet to begin. If you live anywhere near the great lakes it’s going to be a while yet because of those frozen lakes. Here at preschool though, we began germinating seeds to prepare for when the season does begin.
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Earth Day Young children might not know the name of our planet or that there are other planets. So teach them! Children are very interested in maps and most 3′s can get the “we are here” concept. Earth Day is April 22nd. Help take care of our home!
Rocketships! Paper towel tubes, construction paper, tacky glue, cone cups, and colored macaroni or buttons. Kids are going to need help with the glueing but these will be so cute when they’re complete.
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!Read More
These are basic small building blocks. The set of 75 is a great starter set for children 3 and up. These are not “unit” blocks that are made in universal sizes. These high quality blocks are more for table use than floor builds. Children fully enjoy playing with these blocks. Reasonably priced at $16.99 from Toys R Us these are a great value.
Block play develops in stages. For example infants and toddlers explore blocks with all of their senses. By age 2 toddlers can build horizontally and vertically, stacking a few blocks. Check out a basic explanation of these stages on this PDF from Montana State Library.
Blocks on mirrors is an engaging activity that kids will love again and again. Adults can add different blocks to the tray each time they offer it. Try only two different shaped blocks and encourage pattern making. Another time you might offer only blue blocks and so on.Read More
Educational Insights Nancy B’S Science Club Moonscope & Sky Gazers Activity Journal This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Your support of child-care-information is greatly appreciated.
This great telescope is truly designed just for young children. This is just the right telescope for preschool classrooms. It 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. Your kids will love this!Read More
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 the wall with the light behind them. What fun!
Source: The Golden Book of Poetry (1947)