Preschool Rainbow - Activity Central
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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 childhood learning ideas.
"A rainbow of preschool education activity plans"
The Winter Preschool Activity Theme has 2 web pages filled with preschool and kindergarten learning suggestions for science melting experiments, art and craft activities and snow activities with don't require snow. Build a few indoor snowmen or cook up popcorn snowmen with your young children. All of these chilly early childhood education ideas are in the Winter Preschool Activity Theme plus songs and fingerplays.
The Christmas and Kwanzaa Activity Theme has art & craft activities together with ideas for decorations that are sure to encourage young children to use their fine motor skills. Youngsters learn the letters of the alphabet with the Alphabet Christmas Tree and teachers promote the early math skill of estimation with Colored Pasta Counting. If you're looking for early childhood activity themes for Colors, Shapes or Recipes for Art Activities you'll also find them along with the theme Popcorn Fun for Everyone in the Preschool Rainbow Resource Room.
There are 2 black & white printable coloring / pattern pages available for the Christmas and Kwanzaa Preschool Activity Theme.
Run, Run as fast as you can. You Can Catch the Gingerbread Man Story with early childhood education activity plans, recipes, family projects, literacy activities, action rhymes and more in the Gingerbread Man Activity Theme.
There are 3 black and white printable coloring pattern pages associated with the Gingerbread Man Preschool Activity Theme.
The Puppets Can Teach Activity Theme has 2 web pages filled with craft ideas and activities that use puppets to enhance and stimulate the creative and cognitive abilities of young children, Invite preschool and kindergarten youngsters to learn key concepts in the areas of language, early mathematics, social studies, science, music, movement and dramatic play with the help of the puppet ideas that you'll find in the Puppets Can Teach Activity Theme which includes Easy Santa Puppets and a Father Christmas Puppet too.
There are more than 4 black and white printable Puppet Pattern Pages associated with the Puppets Can Teach Preschool Activity Theme.
In the Food and Nutrition Activity Theme preschool & kindergarten children are introduced to tasty and healthy recipes that they can help cook for snack. Try making Healthy Orange Juice, Apple Pancakes, Apple Bread and cook up some Yummy Shapes. Enjoy these recipes with youngsters and try some of the Christmas Treats too! There are 4 black & white printable coloring / pattern pages available for the Preschool Food and Nutrition Activity Theme.
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In the Fire Safety Activity Theme there are preschool learning activities about smoke detectors and Stop, Drop & Roll. You'll find songs, chants, fingerplays, dramatic play ideas, a poem and a cooking activity plus 2 black & white Printable coloring Pages in this Preschool Fire Safety 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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