Earth Day Preschool Lesson Planning Ideas
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Welcome to my Earth Day & Recycling Lesson Planning Page. On this page you can find: links to preschool activities, book recommendations, suggested items to add to your learning spaces, and related Pre-K Printable fun products.
April 22nd is earth day! This week we are going to teach the children how
to take good care of our earth.
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The resources on this free plan can be found below. Activities marked with an asterisk can be found inside the Pre-K Printable Fun Earth Day Activity Pack.
Create a Recycling Center in your Dramatic Play Spaces this week. Add Recycle Bins, and Provide items for the children to sort and recycle.
Our friends at Erica's Educare Learning Center are learning how to recycle!
This is also a great week to set up a Garden in your Dramatic Play Space. You can also add a compost bucket to your play kitchen and teach the children about composting.
This pretend play felt garden was created by Erica P. of Erica's Educare Learning Center. She created her garden from a Large Cardboard Box. She added pool noodles, brown fabric, and hot glued a garden border to the outside (that she picked up at the Dollar Tree).
Invite the children to create new objects from old materials. Add recycled materials to the construction space this week: Cardboard boxes, Containers, loose parts, etc.
Cheryl V. of Cherie's Learning Tree shared a whole city street
made from DIY items!
Preschool Earth Day Activities
Invention Box from Pink and Green Mama
Building Challenge using old materials from Time for Play
Cardboard and Tape Invitation from My Nearest and Dearest
Paint with recycled materials from Learn with Play at Home
Paper Plate Craft from Mess for Less
Make Paper from Tinkerlab
Earth Play Dough from Happiness is homeade
Make your own seed bombs from Practically Functional
Marble Earth from Enchanted Homeschooling Mom
Recycling Sensory Bin from Where Imagination Grows
Earth Day Sensory Play One Time Through
Recycled Water Wall from Tinkerlab
Recycling Activities from Mummy Musings
Recycling Relay Race
Soda Bottle Compost from Busy Mom Media
Recycling sorting station from Melissa and Doug
Create a vertical milk jug garden from Coach House Crafting
New Uses for Water Bottles from Good Housekeeping
Recycle Sort from Stir the Wonder
Environmental Sensory Bin from SmartE PartE
Earth Day Discovery Bottles from Little Bins for Little Hands
Sorting Recyclables Printable from Totschooling
Earth Day Learning pack from 3 Dinosaurs
Earth Day Pack from Royal Baloo
Need help planning your Preschool Mother Goose and Nursery Rhymes Lesson Plan? On our free lesson planning page you will find tons of ideas to help you build your own personalized plan. You will find: a free sample preschool lesson plan, educational activities, process art ideas, related Pre-K Printable Fun products, and suggested items to add to your learning spaces that are perfect for your home daycare or Pre-K at home lessons!
I love exploring the senses of the Season, and one of my favorite senses to explore in December is taste! There are so many sweet treats to taste this month. including Gingerbread, Peppermint, and Hot Chocolate!
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Below you can find suggested sweet treats themed preschool literacy, STEM, fine motor, gross motor, arts & crafts, group activities. You can also find ideas on how to set up your learning spaces, book picks, and recommended Pre-K Printable Fun products for this theme. I've included inspiration from around the Web and our FB group! Please be sure to check out the original Sources for more information or for directions.
Sweet Treats Activities from Pre-K Printable Fun
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Ideas for your space
Dramatic Play Space
There are so many fun ways to incorporate the Sweet Treats theme into your Dramatic Play space this week!
Encourage your kids to bake this week. Add cookie sheets, Mixing Bowls, Plastic Cookie Cutters, Aprons, Oven Mitts, and Seasonal Cook Books to your dramatic play space. You can cut out fun felt cookies, Laminate Paper Cookies, or encourage the kids to create their own baking creations.
Warm up with this Hot Chocolate Stand from Pre-K Printable fun.
Take a closer look inside this Dramatic play pack here.
The clever dramatic play space is belongs to community member Amy McMonagle with BuggaBee & Me Day Care and Preschool. Amy has it all ready for the Holiday Season.
If you are up for a DIY project, consider building a Gingerbread house for your dramatic play space
This adorable one above was created by community member, Kristin M. of Apron Strings Daycare.
Our friend Erica P. of Erica's Educare Learning center made this Gingerbread playhouse complete with Frosting (spray foam).
Encourage the kids to build their own Gingerbread Houses from blocks.
Add White Felt snow, Large Pom Poms and Gingerbread People
(Laminate Paper One's, or Purchase Plastic ones for the space) to the space.
Kathy M. scored this fabulous Gingerbread House at her local Goodwill!
What a fun find for the kiddos at Just Like Home Childcare and Playschool.
This Candy Construction Set from Learning Resources would make a great addition to your construction Space! Our Friends at Erica's Educare Learning Center are having so much fun building with this toy!
You can add all kinds of Scents to your Dough and paint for some added festive fun. Try peppermint, Gingerbread Seasonings, and Cocoa Powder. Demonstrate how to make "Dough Candy Canes" by rolling coils out of Red and White Peppermint dough.
You can incorporate sweet treats in a variety of Educational games this week. Use Sweets to count or build patterns with. Gum Drops make a fun "Color Matching" activity.
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Kathy M. of Just like Home Childcare & Playschool Inc. created this adorable build a Gingerbread man invitation using paper gingerbread men and an assortment of decorating items.
Naomi G of Play Matters Preschool set out this invitation to decorate a Gingerbread Man using all kinds of fun Holiday baubles.
Erica P. of Erica's Educare Learning Center created an invitation to decorate gingerbread men from a foam sticker ornament set.
Inspire the senses! For an added treat consider this peppermint play dough recipe and invitation from Funtastic Fun and Learning.
Erica P. of Erica's Educare Learning Center created this fabulous play dough Gingerbread man invitation using cookie cutters, rolling pins, Cranberries, Ric Rac, Cinnamon Sticks, and Fresh Pine. You can find a great recipe for Gingerbread Play Dough from Housing a Forest.
This Hot Chocolate Dough Invitation was created by Erica P of Erica's Educare Learning Center. You can find a greatrecipe for Chocolate Play Dough From Fireflies and Mudpies
This is a fun way to include Math in your Theme week. Check out this Candy Cane Stripe Counting activity from Preschool Inspirations.
This adorable Gingerbread Man Sensory Bin was created by Erica Payne of Erica's Educare Learning Center
It's a great time to bake and decorate cookies with the kids!
Check out this fabulous Gingerbread Cookie recipe and tips for decorating
them with kids from Playground Parkbench
A fun peppermint sensory writing tray from Parenting Chaos
Peppermint Water Science Activity from Little Bins for Little Hands
Hot Chocolate Goop from Raising Little Superheroes
This adorable Gingerbread Men Number Hop Printable Activity was
created by Toddler Approved
This fun Gingerbread House Alphabet Matching Game from Totschooling
looks good enough to eat!
These Christmas photo cards feature some of your favorite Holiday sweets! A freebie from Daycare Spaces and Ideas
Scented Marble Candy Cane Craft from Simple Fun for Kids
Gingerbread Puffy Paint recipe from Growing a Jeweled Rose
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Sweet Treats Activity Pack
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This huge 56 page printable sweet treats activity set includes 15+ preschool activities to pick and choose from. You will also find directions for alternate play that will expand the offerings, as well as tips for ink saving options.
These preschool activities are great for file folder games, tot trays, circle time activities and more!
The following activities are included in the Sweet Treats Activity Pack:
Gingerbread Counting Mats 1-10
Hot Cocoa Counting Mats 1-10 with frames
Hot Chocolate Counting Mugs 1-10
Sweet Treats Count and Clip Cards
Gingerbread House Decorating Game
Gingerbread Man Shape Mat
Candy Cane Shape Clip Cards
Hot Chocolate Color Match Puzzles
Peppermint Letter Cards & Mat
Christmas Cookie Letter Match
Sweet Treats Word Wall Cards
Candy Cane Ordering by Size
Sweet Treats Patterning
Sweet Treats Cutting/Pre-Writing Practice
Gingerbread Man Dough Mat
Cover, Directions & Graphics Credit pages
Hot Chocolate Dramatic Play Pack
Transform your dramatic play area into a hot chocolate stand! Looking to save even more? Check out our Pre-K Printables Club!
This 29-page dramatic play printable pack includes the following printable props:
Hot Chocolate Stand Signs (2 Designs)
The Hot Chocolate Stand is Open and Closed Signs
Order Here Signs (2 Designs)
Menus (2 Designs)
Hot Chocolate Stand Punch Card
Hot Chocolate Served Here Poster featuring real photos
Tent Stand Labels (cocoa, mugs, milk, marshmallows, candy canes, salt, vanilla, whipped cream, saucepan, spoon, cash register, cookies, hot chocolate & 2 blanks) Color and Ink Saver versions.
Hot Chocolate Recipe
Hot Chocolate Banner
When I work at the Hot Chocolate Stand I can poster
Suggested props,TOS, Graphics Credit
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