Apple Activities- Science and Math Fun for 2-4 year olds! Easy Applesauce Recipe Included

We went apple picking this fall and here are a few activity ideas you could use in your home daycare.  Our topic was apples but I also do similar activities with the topic being pumpkins or corn or even a holiday such as Halloween. I’ll show you how I involve the different age groups and…
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Decorate The Felt Christmas Tree! -Toddler Activity

Children LOVE to decorate Christmas trees. Here’s a cute tree made of felt that your daycare children can decorate again and again. Felt is a great fabric because it will stick to other pieces of felt. Your children can put the felt ornaments on the felt tree and then take them off a million times…
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Easy Cardboard Tube Maze -Provides Hours of Fun!

Will you have empty wrapping paper tubes in your house soon? Wrapping paper tubes can be transformed into many different toys and endless hours of fun. Save them!  They will provide many creative activities for your daycare children. Do you have children who LOVE mazes in your home daycare? I made this cardboard tube maze…
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Advent Paper Chain

The snow has arrived early here and with it comes the excitement of Christmas. The passage of time is an abstract concept for young children to grasp. Advent activities are a wonderful way to explore colours and numbers in the month of December. One of my daycare two year olds is interested in colour words…
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Wet Felted Acorns -Tree Ornaments Made by Three Year Olds!

  It’s getting close to Christmas and my daycare children have been working like little elves making their gifts for their parents. This year we decided to make Christmas tree ornaments. Parents love to have keepsakes from their little ones and my daycare group love to craft! We will be making wet felted acorns today.…
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Pumpkin Balloon Stamping

  Being a home daycare provider and a kindergarten teacher has given me lots of practice thinking of fun ways to encourage little ones to paint and experiment with colour. However, this is the first time I’ve tried doing balloon prints.  The children LOVED it. Make sure you blow up the balloon just a little…
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Preschool Pumpkin Action Songs

It’s October, pumpkin season and the children have been stuck indoors all day because of a cold rain. The overall level of noise in the playroom has been rising for the past 20 minutes. Mabelle whacks Jeremy over the head with book (thank goodness it was a book and not the large wooden train she…
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Ghost Fingerplay Songs – 3 Videos

My daycare children love to learn new songs and fingerplays as we prepare for a celebration. Halloween is approaching and the children are excited about the event. We have been reading stories about halloween and singing songs as we prepare for the big day. Here are three easy ghost fingerplay songs for you to do…
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Leaf Crowns

  Leaf Crowns are a great autumn activity to make with your children.  You can spend time talking about colours, sizes and patterns when the kids arrange the leaves on their crowns. My daycare group and I took a walk two weeks ago to collect fallen leaves.  I encouraged the children to collect different sizes,…
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Preschool Letter of the Week Program – Free

Do you have preschoolers in your home daycare this year?  Are you wondering how to include some letter learning into your busy day? Would you like a program that is easy to implement and uses items found around the house?  One that doesn’t require a lot of preparation in the evening?  One that includes activities,…
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