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As an active dramatic play activity read a favorite children’s story, then have the children pretend to be characters from that story. For example, read The Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown to the children.

Fun ways to teach children letters and numbers, learning to measure, fun idea for bubble-making, teaching children to throw and catch, making puppets.

Do the children drive you crazy when they have to play inside on rainy days? Children need active play every day. Taking children outside where they can use their large muscles to run, jump, skip, climb, hop, ride a bike, swing, and slide is the best kind of active play.

What do you do with children when winter hangs on, then slowly turns into spring? Activities may include: painting, singing and paper construction activities.

Children need to play outside every day, even in winter. Going outside to run, jump, yell, and wiggle allows children to use their large muscles and work off extra energy. Moving out into the fresh air is also healthier for children than keeping them inside a closed building where germs can easily spread.

Diversity activities teach young children to respect and celebrate the differences in all people. Learning about different cultural aspects offers new experiences for children.

Children often see adults exchange coins and bills when they buy things. As children grow and start to make choices, they learn that people, things, and money have value. These concepts form the foundation for understanding the importance of spending, sharing, and saving.

Stress is often thought of as a grown-up condition, but children can also experience stress. Stress in children can result from school, homework, friends, family disruptions, changes in routines, and many other situations.

The skills learned from team building are important parts of personal and group development in children. During team building activities, children have the chance to communicate with each other and work towards a common goal. By practicing being an effective team member and team leader, children develop confidence in their own abilities.

There has been debate among scholars about whether children learn to be leaders from their experiences or if leadership is something a person is born with. We know that all children have the potential to develop leadership skills.

Reuse is a large part of reducing waste. It can save us from having to buy new items, and reduces the amount of trash we throw way. Uses for reused materials are only limited by imagination.

Activities include ways for children to learn more about turtles.

No matter how much activity children have indoors, nothing compares to the experiences of running, playing, creating, and just being in the outdoors!

How do animals, trees, and the world, get ready for winter?

Windy days can be just as much fun as calm, sunny ones when you find the right activity for children.

Caterpillars are fascinating to children, especially at certain times of the year. Help children learn about caterpillars: make them, play a caterpillar game, do a caterpillar finger play.

Children learn about their world by pretending, and by using their senses.

Children learn through their senses. Use a story and activities to sharpen their skills.

Autumn offers a variety of opportunities for interesting learning activities.

The seasons each offer their own unique nature markers. Compare the seasons, look at the life cycle of frogs, and do frog activities.

These masks are easy to make and fit on each child's head. Children can wear them for pretend play and will still be able to see and breathe easily!

Children can learn social attitudes and behaviors when they play cooperative games. The participants learn to work together to succeed at the game. Try these cooperative games.

Activities include art prints from leaves, using strips of paper to make designs, teaching directions to toddlers, and making a classroom mural.

Art takes many forms and is a great tool to use with children. Art allows children to explore, think about and express the world around them. Including a variety of mediums and experiences is important when planning curriculum and environments for young children. Begin thinking about and planning for a variety of art experiences.

Enjoy fall learning with activities such as leaf bursts, leaf bracelets, and adopt a tree.

Children learn so much and are able to increase their creative and thinking skills when using their imagination during play.

Children need chances to be creative every day. They can do this in many ways through imaginary play, musical activities, and art.

Snow activities for that snowy day!

Schedule play time outdoors when the weather is nice. There are so many things that can be done outside.

Children love to learn about caterpillars and butterflies, which can be found outside in many places. Here are some caterpillar and butterfly activities.

When playing with babies don’t forget traditional, old rhyming games.

This activity will help children with memory skills and recognizing patterns. These are skills needed for reading.

Watching tiny seeds grow to become colorful flowers or tasty vegetables is an exciting experience for children, and while caring for plants, children learn where familiar foods actually come from — before they reach the supermarket! Encourage children to get down and dirty in the vegetable garden.

It is important for children to have chances for active play every day. By promoting active play, you help children form lifelong habits that will help them be healthier. There are physical movement activities for children of all ages.

Indoors or out, children can discover and experiment with air and wind.

Most early childhood classrooms have a housekeeping area that is used for dramatic play. Did you know that dramatic play is much more than one little activity area?

Young children seem to always be on the move. Getting them to sit for any length of time is challenging. Even very young babies reach out to explore things around them. It is through this initial interaction with their world that children develop a sense of curiosity that leads to learning. Children learn best when they are engaged in exploring the world around them.

Teach the children this poem to act out.