There are so many fun ways you can make printable activities more engaging. Below you can find 10+ ideas for how you can mix up your printable activities and make them more interesting for young learners. Many of these ideas are low cost, and can be re-used in your childcare program year after year-saving you time and money.
One important reminder! Please make sure the materials you are using are safe and appropriate for the ages you care for. Let's dive in!
This set of 4 printable Fall Rhymes is a fun way to add music and movement to your group time. These rhymes support your pre-k students in developing important math and literacy concepts such as letter identification, vocabulary words, rhyming, one to one correspondence, shape recognition, counting, and positional phrases.
Learning to identify letters is an important skill for preschoolers to learn. This fun hands-on activity gives supports preschoolers in both literacy and math development.
Trace and Color sheets are great to have on-hand for children of all ages.
Children love simple coloring sheets, these pages have an added tracing element for engagement as well as development of fine-motor and hand-eye coordination.
Use them anytime or pair with your themed curriculum.
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Pattern Blocks are a fantastic tool for building math skills!
When children use Pattern Blocks they are working on early geometry skills, on-to-one correspondence, creativity, proportion, comparing, spatial visualization, learning the properties of shapes, and more!
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With Summer in full swing it's a great time to plan some fun in the sun activities. This Beach inspired sand tray was created with items I picked up at the Dollar Tree and cost less than $5 to make!
This tutorial combines two of my favorite things:
the beach, and creating learning activities on a shoestring budget.
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