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Bats are one of kids’ favorite Halloween animals!  They are amazing creatures and children find them absolutely fascinating.  Here are some bat-themed activities for children: ...

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.  Since there were three of them, they each got to be in charge of two colors of the rainbow, which they were very excited about.  Not only was this a fantastic activity for color naming and recognizing, it was great practice for listening well.  When the children heard their color being revealed in the book, their little eyes lit up! Materials: 6 Popsicle Sticks (One of each color: Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple) Markers 2 Pieces of Paper Scissors Glue What...

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