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 Spring Preschool Activity Theme has 2 web pages filled with ideas and learning activities for preschool and kindergarten children. Introduce preschool youngsters to the 4 elements needed for plant growth with the Photosynthesis activities and encourage fun with language as young children learn the Spring Fingerplays, songs and poems.
In the early childhood Mother's and Father's Day Theme preschool and kindergarten children celebrate their parents with hands on art and craft activities and practical ideas for gifts that encourage cognitive learning, creative expression and the development of fine motor skills.
Graduation Ideas! Here you'll find ideas for dramatic presentations that can be adapted and used for preschool Graduation or "Moving On" celebrations. Show parents, family members and friends what preschoolers have learned throughout the year when youngsters perform simple skits that you create using these ideas and activities.
The Circus and Clown Preschool Activity Theme has lots of plans for classroom circus trains, cooking and snack ideas plus 2 classic clown make-up recipes. Create your own preschool and kindergarten classroom circus with the art and craft activities, songs, rhymes and games found in this early education theme and have young children learning skills while enjoying themselves.
Because every circus needs healthy delicious treats don't forget the popcorn and the activities in the Popcorn Fun for Everyone Activity Theme. There are also 3 black and white printable coloring and pattern pages associated with the Circus & Clown Preschool Activity Theme.
In the Colorful Rainbow Activity Theme you'll find science and graphing lessons along with songs and art & craft activities that help make learning about colors enjoyable for youngsters. There is also a black & white printable worksheet / coloring page associated with this Colorful Rainbow Theme
The Preschool Bird Activity Theme has many preschool activity plans for creating bird nests, bird houses and feeders. You'll find rhymes, songs and a counting activity that is sure to have preschool and kindergarten children learning skills and having fun. There are 3 black & white printable coloring and pattern pages of Birds available for this Preschool Bird Activity Theme.
In the Caterpillar & Butterfly Activity Theme the Spring metamorphosis of the caterpillar to butterfly encourages preschool and kindergarten children to explore natural science, color, shape and creative expression. There are 3 black & white printable coloring and pattern pages associated with this preschool 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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