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I love Thanksgiving! It is a great time to be with family and friends, eat delicious food, play games, and be thankful for all of the wonderful blessings in our lives. Here are some great activities to do with your children during the four day Thanksgiving weekend: Turkey Puppet Craft Materials Needed: Brown paper bag Two goggly eyes Red construction paper Orange construction paper Yellow tissue square Pencil Scissors Glue Directions: Use a pencil to draw three feathers on the red construction paper. Use a pencil to draw three feathers...

Here are some great ways to give your child a fun and bewitching day! ...

Nowadays, children start getting a pretty hefty load of homework beginning in Kindergarten.  Children start their elementary school years learning how to write, spell, read, and add/subtract.  It is a very exciting time in a child’s life, but it can also be an overwhelming one.  Getting your child to sit still and concentrate on their homework can be challenging, so I created a fun, stimulating, and engaging Homework Center with all the bells and whistles (literally).  I cannot stress how important it is for your child to start...

I did this activity at my daycare after I read “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish,” by Dr. Seuss.  I really like it, because it doubles as a craft and an activity. Materials: 4 White Index Cards Construction Paper (Green, Yellow, Red, and Blue) Markers Scissors Glue Directions: With the scissors and construction paper, have your child cut out one green fish, two yellow fish, one red fish, and one blue fish. Using a green marker, write “1 Fish” on one index card. Using a yellow marker, have your child write...

I did this activity with three children at my daycare on St. Patrick’s Day.  They sure got a kick out of finding the leprechaun’s footprints!  Since the children’s ages ranged from 2 to 3.5 years old, the Gold Coin Questions I asked varied in difficulty.  It was so much fun to watch their little eyes light up with excitement as they received their gold coins and then counted them! Materials: 8 Pieces of Foam Scissors Bowl 1 pack of Toy Gold Coins Directions:  Using rectangular pieces of foam (preferably green), cut out...

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