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Preschool education activities and early childhood education lesson plans that give preschool children choices. Ideas for pre-k and kindergarten teachers that enrich classroom curriculum are arranged by theme. Plus easy at home fun preschool activities and games that parents can use to reinforce early learning skills. There's even a search function and an opportunity to submit your own preschool activities and early child.hood learning ideas. While you're here don't forget to take a peek inside the Members Only Preschool Rainbow Resource Room
"A rainbow of preschool education activity plans"
The Spring Preschool Activity Theme has 2 web pages filled with ideas and learning activities for preschool and kindergarten children. Introduce preschool youngsters to the 4 elements needed for plant growth with the Photosynthesis activities and encourage fun with language as young children learn the Spring Fingerplays, songs and poems.
There are lots o preschool art and craft activities in the St. Patrick's Day Theme along with color recognition and cooking ideas. Follow a week full of leprechaun tricks to find a pot of chocolate gold coins or look closely to find instructions for a holiday puppet.
All March celebrate Dr.Seuss's birthday with story extenders for many of Dr. Seuss's picture books. Expand young children's vocabulary, promote conservation, validate children's emotions and encourage awareness of diversity with the early learning literacy activities in the Dr. Seuss Literacy Theme.
There is a Black & White printable coloring page of a birthday cake associated with the Dr. Seuss Literacy Theme.
In the Preschool Easter Activity Theme you'll find early childhood activities, lesson plans and ideas for celebrating the Easter Season. Decorate eggs with Easter Egg Rolling, have and Indoor Easter Egg Hunt in your water table, create Easter Lamb Greeting Cards or try the Large Cracked Egg Bulletin Board.
Windy and Rainy Weather Activities has science ideas for the windy month of March and the rainy month of April. Create an Indoor Water Cycle or try the Grocery Bag Kites, Necktie Windsocks or the Rainstorm Circle Activity.
There is a Rainy Weather Printable coloring page available for this weather theme.
The Circus and Clown Preschool Activity Theme has lots of plans for classroom circus trains, cooking and snack ideas plus 2 classic clown make-up recipes. Create your own preschool and kindergarten classroom circus with the art and craft activities, songs, rhymes and games found in this early education theme and have young children learning skills while enjoying themselves.
Because every circus needs healthy delicious treats don't forget the popcorn and the activities in the Popcorn Fun for Everyone Activity Theme. There are also 3 black and white printable coloring and pattern pages associated with the Circus & Clown Preschool Activity Theme.
In the Health Activity Theme you'll find healthy hand washing preschool activities that help prevent the spread of germs and Dental Health activities that promote good oral hygiene. Treat young children to tooth brushing and hand washing songs and poems, plus a visit from the Tooth Fairy with theses preschool lessons.
There are 4 black & white printable coloring / pattern pages available for the Health Activity Theme.
How to Choose a Picture Book In this article written exclusively for the Preschool Rainbow, award winning author Ellen Jackson offers advice that early childhood teachers can give to parents about choosing good picture books for preschool children.
Preschool Books Listed by Themes
The Preschool Rhyme Theme Collection is a curriculum resource with tons of finger plays, action poems, songs and nursery rhymes grouped according to early childhood education themes. Rhymes that enhance early learning about insects and bugs, animals, family, transportation, counting, community helpers and so much more!
Animal Activities promotes pre-k and kindergarten learning with literacy, science and dramatic play ideas. Activities for Zoo Themes are here.
Activities for Toddlers has 4 seasons of learning ideas and activity plans for very young preschoolers.
Preschool Activities for a Dinosaur Theme
Counting and Number Theme
The Preschool Links page has informative resource sites for preschool and kindergarten teachers, plus places of interest for both parents and young children.
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