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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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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How I Use St. Patrick’s Day to Get My Kids To Eat Seaweed

We started a St. Patrick’s Day tradition in my home daycare a few years ago, we do a GREEN FOOD taste test challenge activity.  I give them a bunch of sample size green foods (some healthy, some not) and they try each one. We record (either as a group or individually) their preferences. Then we…
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Christmas Activity Ideas

I have a very excited group of children in my daycare this week.  The school age children are here full days and everyone is bursting with energy as Christmas is almost upon us. Today I’m going to share with you a few Christmas themed activities that my children have enjoyed in the past.  You can…
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Bunny Hide and Seek Game

I was bringing out all my Easter Bunny books and bunny toys when I thought it might be fun to play a game of ‘hide the toy bunny’.  My group loves it when I hide a small toy and they get to go find it somewhere in the playroom.  They can play this game over…
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Use a Theme Table for Preschool Learning

Some days running a home daycare with multiple ages can be very busy.  It can be challenging to provide the older children with the extended exploratory play opportunities and extended information they are seeking on various subjects when you also have a group of toddlers. Providing a theme table is one way that helps me…
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