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
Take a close a look at how some of our customers are using activities from our Sweet Treats activity pack, and Hot Chocolate Dramatic Play pack below.
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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- Digital Download
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This huge 56 page bundle includes 15+ 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!
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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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