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We are reaching the last few days of summer, but you should still have some nice days left to enjoy a picnic with your preschooler! One of my favorite picnic stories is The Bear's Picnic, by Stan and Jan Berenstain. In this delightful story the Bear's go on an adventure to find just the perfect picnic spot.
To compliment this Berenstain Bears classic story, (and your picnic lesson plans!) I've created this free printable picnic blanket weaving craft template.
Paper weaving is a great hands on paper craft to build fine motor skills, and is also a fun way to explore patterns!
Your preschoolers are going to LOVE this free Storytime Activity! This activity combines literacy, science, and math in one fun hands-on activity.
Pair this free activity with the book Forest Night, Forest Bright by Jennifer Ward. This book features beautiful illustrations that cleverly show forest animals that are active in different parts of the forest during the day and then during the night. Children can discover how activity changes in the forest depending on the time of day.
Take a look into the Arctic with this storytime activity for preschoolers.
These free Arctic Puzzles are a great companion to the book Into the Arctic by Roger Priddy.
Into the Arctic is an informational book that features arctic animals and their habitats through winter, spring, and fall.
The unique see-through portions on each page are a fun and interesting addition to this book. Challenge children to spot their favorite arctic animals and learn about some new ones!
After reading Into the Arctic, enjoy these free Arctic Animal number puzzles to support the content from the book and enhance numeral recognition skills, ordering, and problem-solving.
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Ring in the New Year with this fun free storytime craft!
New Years presents a fun opportunity to talk about the concept of time with preschoolers.
This fun craft gives children a chance to explore a clock and a fun way to practice counting backwards.
Here is a free storytime activity your preschooler is going to love!
Pair my free 2D shape reindeer craft with the adorable story, The Little Reindeer by Nicola Killen or with your favorite book about reindeer.
After reading the story, invite your child to create their own reindeer.
This reindeer craft is a fun way to practice scissor skills, hand-eye coordination, and learn to read and follow directions.
This craft also provides a great opportunity to discuss 2D shapes with your child. Can they find the circle, rectangles, and ovals?
Which shapes are there the most of? or the least?
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Preschoolers appreciate jokes and humor, this fun book is a delight to read aloud and is sure to generate giggles from your audience.
Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano is a story about a Turkey who realizes he is destined to become the main course at Thanksgiving dinner. Turkey formulates a plan to disguise himself as other farm animals to avoid becoming the main dish for Thanksgiving.
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