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 Preschool Easter Activity Theme you'll find early childhood activities, lesson plans and ideas for celebrating the Easter Season. Decorate eggs with Easter Egg Rolling, have and Indoor Easter Egg Hunt in your water table, create Easter Lamb Greeting Cards or try the Large Cracked Egg Bulletin Board.
In the Humpty Dumpty Preschool Activity Theme there are problem solving experiences, language, literacy and rhyming activities. Along with science experiments, shape recognition activities, cause and effect relationships and art and craft activities. You'll also find finger puppet ideas and a teacher-made early math puzzle. If you ever thought that Humpty Dumpty was only a simple nursery rhyme just one look at this preschool education theme and you will be sure to change your mind. It's amazing what Humpty Dumpty and young children can do.
There are 2 black & white printable / coloring pages available for this Humpty Dumpty 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.
Windy and Rainy Weather Activities has science ideas for the windy month of March and the rainy month of April. Create an Indoor Water Cycle or try the Grocery Bag Kites, Necktie Windsocks or the Rainstorm Circle Activity.
There is a Rainy Weather Printable coloring page available for this weather theme.
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 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.
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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