January brought cold weather to many early childhood programs. It can be hard to keep preschoolers busy during the cold months! The educators in my Pre-K Fun FB Community found lots of creative activities to keep their preschoolers and tots engaged!
There were so many fantastic ideas shared this month! Here are just a few!
Member Jenna L. provided materials for creating animal territories and places to hibernate! I love the creative use of both classroom materials and outdoor collections that were used!
Jessica H. used the Snowball Sign-in from Pre-K Printable Fun to go along with her Snow and Snowflake theme!
This is such a fun idea from community member Lauren B.! These look simple and fun to make, I love arts and crafts that use materials already on hand!
Member Laurie C. shared this fun activity to go along with the book Footprints In The Snow. I love when activities stem from a good book!
Community member Lori C. of Lori's House Daycare brought out play shoes to make footprints in play dough! This is such a clever way to talk about footprints and patterns!
These adorable paper plate polar bears are from community member Olga M. The tearing of the cotton material is good for motor development and keeping kids busy!
Shasta J. of Just Playing Child Care invited the children in her program to paint on ice! The colors came out so beautiful on the ice! I bet clean-up was a breeze, and a simple photo is a great way to share the process art experience with children's parents.
Comunity Member Erica P. of Erica's Educare Learning Center shared this fantastic light table setup! She used reusable ice cubes and colorful penguin counters in this engaging activity.
Jessica H. added snowflake decor for visual interest tying into her Snow theme!
I love this invitation to create a Seed Mosaic from community member Robin S.! Picking up those tiny seeds is great for finger strength and hand-eye-coordination.
Member Adria J. created this small world play setup as part of a Forest Theme. I like how she used a variety of materials, there are so many wonderful textures that add richness to this wonderful play experience. She cut oatmeal containers and covered them in craft moss to create the animal homes.
Member Patty T. turned a clock from the dollar spot at Target into a fun activity by adding blocks! I love the creativity here!
Member Sheena W. shared this idea. She used a foam alphabet puzzle from the dollar store and markers to create an invitation to explore letters. Clean-up is a breeze with a wet cloth or toss them in the water table for additional fun!
The kids at Lori's House Daycare made so many cool things during thier Hats, Pockets, and Shoes Week! Community member Lori C. shared many of their fun projects in the group, these are just a few!
Community member Sharien Q. got a jump start on Valentine's Day with this simple, yet fun, valentine craft. Tissue paper is such a fun sensory experience!
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