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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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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Teach the Days of the Week with this Easy 5 minute Routine

Having a daily ritual known as ‘Calendar Time’ is a popular morning activity in many preschool classrooms. Bringing this routine into your home daycare is a fast and easy way to teach the Days of the Week (and more) to your preschool children. Calendar time has TWO main benefits for children. 1. New Concepts Calendar…
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Have Babies & Toddlers? Want to Teach Your Preschooler Math Concepts? Not Enough Time? Try A “Learning Walk!”

Are you feeling frustrated because you want to spend more time helping your preschooler count and recognize numbers? Is it impossible to find time to sit down with your preschooler because you also have a toddler or a baby? This is a common scenario for a home daycare provider.  My favourite way to juggle teaching…
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Want Good Problem Solvers? Get Started with this Buoyancy Activity!

Problem solving skills can be developed in any child through modelling and practice. I teach my toddlers how to problem solve with the same method as my school age children.  My three basic steps are; What do you KNOW? What can you TRY? Who can HELP? Today I’ll be sharing a buoyancy activity you can…
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Hopscotch- Months of the Year

Happy New Year or shall I say, HOPpy New Year! Today we are playing Hopscotch. My group is always excited to turn the page of our big calendar the first of every month.  This month it was extra special because it is also a new year. Understanding the length of time in a month or…
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8 Jelly Fish Activity Ideas for your Daycare Group

We have an ECE (early childhood educator) mama at our co-op who creates the most delightful lessons for our group of children.  Today we are going under the sea and learning about Jelly Fish. She started the morning with the children gathered in a circle and she read them a book about the amazing life…
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Land Art – Making Designs With Stones

Children love to walk in nature and they also enjoy picking up stones and leaves along the way.  Most of the children in my daycare group enjoy looking at rocks and collecting a pocketful by the end of our walk.  I find it difficult to convince the children to leave the stones and sticks in…
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Draw and Tell Stories (Robot and Sailboat)

Do your daycare children love Draw and Tell Stories? The majority of children aged 2-7 years old love these types of oral stories because as the adult tells the story, they also slowly draw a simple picture. When the story is finished, the picture is complete and the children delight in seeing how the drawing…
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