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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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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Letter Practice Using Paper Hearts -Easy! Fast Prep! Fun!

It takes young children lots of repetition before they can remember how to form each letter of the alphabet.  Today’s topic includes a Valentine’s Day themed activity using paper hearts.  These letter review suggestions are great for busy caregivers because they are fast and easy to prepare.  I made a bunch of paper hearts from…
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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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Pumpkins! Preschool Math, Science and Art Fun

My daycare group enjoyed a day devoted to pumpkins last week.  I read them two books about pumpkins, one fiction and the other non-fiction.  Then we talked about how a pumpkin grows. I have a simple file folder game that includes pictures of the life cycle of a pumpkin.  File folder games are great to…
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ABC Clothesline Activity

My daycare children are learning their letter names and they really enjoyed this ABC activity last week.  I have a bin full of alphabet activities that I have collected over the years.  This one was given to me by a friend.  We share resources and activities within my homeschool group once our children outgrow a…
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Scavenger Hunts -Nature/Colour/Indoors

We have been talking about the earth and the web of life at my house lately. Every animal in the food chain has an important job to do just like every child in my home daycare has an important job that contributes to the whole group. This week we learned about scavengers in the animal…
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Two Draw and Tell Videos (Bunny and Birthday Cake)

I have two more Draw and Tell stories for your home daycare today.  If you aren’t sure what Draw and Tell stories are all about, read my last week’s post here for more information. This story is about a child’s special stuffy toy bunny.  I explain in the video how creating your own stories for…
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Alphabet Maze

My daycare children enjoy doing any type of maze.  However, their favourite mazes to complete are ones that they can physically run through.  Today I cut long strips of cloth from an old piece of fabric.  An old bed sheet or towel would work well for this activity. I started laying the long strips of…
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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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