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Holiday Activities for Kids

There is a lot going on this time of year, and it’s important to help kids celebrate the different winter holidays. Whether they celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanza, making an activity for the holiday is a good way to help kids celebrate, and learn about the different days people observe. Here are just a few ideas to get kids interested and involved this time of year. New Year Resolutions List – This can be something you do with kids that is easy

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A picture of a family enjoying a winter or holiday activity.

Winter Activities for Kids This Season

With the weather getting colder, many providers are looking for activities to do indoors this Winter. We are also getting closer to several holidays, but no matter what you celebrate, these activities will have kids enjoying the season and having fun! Coffee Filter Snowflakes – There are a number of ways to have kids make snowflakes, but using a coffee filter seems to be the easiest. Use the round filters and have kids paint or draw designs on them. You can also

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Creating Thanksgiving activities for kids

Find the Turkey Scavenger Hunt If you are looking for a holiday-themed hide-and-seek game, consider using turkey pictures. Print out several pics of turkeys, and dress them up in hats, goggles, an apron, and then hide them around the room. Next, print out a master sheet with all the pictures you hid, and have kids look around for them, and cross them off the list when they find them. First to find all the turkeys is the winner. https://www.playpartyplan.com/turkey-hunt/ Pin the Tail

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Finding some fun Fall activities for kids

The weather is changing, and the leaves are turning, and that means Fall is here. There are many things providers can do with their kids, both inside and outside this season that will be both educational and fun! This is just a small list we have collected for you: 1. Paper Bag Puppets Small brown paper bags can be used for more than just lunches and snacks. You can use the bags as puppets that kids can decorate. You can give them

Read More

Helping Your Kids Adjust to Daylight Savings Time

Helping Your Kids Adjust to Daylight Savings Time Twice a year, parents and caregivers must deal with a big schedule change for their little ones. We are about to “Fall Back” one hour as part of Daylight Saving time. This can be a major adjustment for kids and can sometimes come as a big shock to their sleep and playtime. However, it doesn’t have to be.   We have gathered a few tips to help you get kids on the correct time,

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Halloween activities

Easy and fun Halloween activities you can do at home

We are getting closer to Halloween, and what better way to celebrate than with a few activities for your kids. There is more to just decorating and carving pumpkins, as you will see below. The goal is to make Halloween a fun and memorable tradition, especially for kids who are experiencing it for the first time. Here are 4 ideas to get you started:            Hold a Halloween costume party. One of the most popular things to do

Read More
Four children peek out from behind a tree in a forest, laughing and playing

Help Kids Appreciate the Planet for Earth Day and Arbor Day

April 22 is Earth Day and April 29 is Arbor Day! Signs of spring are popping up everywhere, and kids are eager to get outside and play in the sunshine. Help them appreciate our beautiful planet and celebrate two great holidays with these activities! Science and Sensory Play Go play! Squish mud, run across the grass in a yard or playground, feel the rough bark of tree, listen to the wind and the birds. Kids who experience nature can better learn to

Read More

Pride Month with Kids!

Why do we celebrate Pride? Since the 1970s, Pride has been observed annually in the month of June. Beyond parades and parties, it is a meaningful time to celebrate the fantastic diversity of our families, friends, and people we care about, and a time to honor their fight for equality. No matter who you are or what your family looks like, know that you are loved and valued just for being you. Check out the following resources for helping celebrate Pride within

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Earth Day 2021: 10 Earth Day-Inspired Classroom Activities

Today we look back to the founding of Earth Day and some ways you can observe the day within your classrooms. Spring and summer months are a wonderful time to bring kids into nature and share the love of the incredible planet we call home. Read on to hear how Earth Day first came to be as well as some suggestions for encouraging ecology in your classroom. After more than a century of industrialization in the United States, by the 1950s it

Read More

Holiday Activities for Kids

There is a lot going on this time of year, and it’s important to help kids celebrate the different winter holidays. Whether they celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanza, making an activity for the holiday is a good way to help kids celebrate, and learn about the different days people observe. Here are just a few ideas to get kids interested and involved this time of year. New Year Resolutions List – This can be something you do with kids that is easy

Read More
A picture of a family enjoying a winter or holiday activity.

Winter Activities for Kids This Season

With the weather getting colder, many providers are looking for activities to do indoors this Winter. We are also getting closer to several holidays, but no matter what you celebrate, these activities will have kids enjoying the season and having fun! Coffee Filter Snowflakes – There are a number of ways to have kids make snowflakes, but using a coffee filter seems to be the easiest. Use the round filters and have kids paint or draw designs on them. You can also

Read More

Creating Thanksgiving activities for kids

Find the Turkey Scavenger Hunt If you are looking for a holiday-themed hide-and-seek game, consider using turkey pictures. Print out several pics of turkeys, and dress them up in hats, goggles, an apron, and then hide them around the room. Next, print out a master sheet with all the pictures you hid, and have kids look around for them, and cross them off the list when they find them. First to find all the turkeys is the winner. https://www.playpartyplan.com/turkey-hunt/ Pin the Tail

Read More

Finding some fun Fall activities for kids

The weather is changing, and the leaves are turning, and that means Fall is here. There are many things providers can do with their kids, both inside and outside this season that will be both educational and fun! This is just a small list we have collected for you: 1. Paper Bag Puppets Small brown paper bags can be used for more than just lunches and snacks. You can use the bags as puppets that kids can decorate. You can give them

Read More

Helping Your Kids Adjust to Daylight Savings Time

Helping Your Kids Adjust to Daylight Savings Time Twice a year, parents and caregivers must deal with a big schedule change for their little ones. We are about to “Fall Back” one hour as part of Daylight Saving time. This can be a major adjustment for kids and can sometimes come as a big shock to their sleep and playtime. However, it doesn’t have to be.   We have gathered a few tips to help you get kids on the correct time,

Read More
Halloween activities

Easy and fun Halloween activities you can do at home

We are getting closer to Halloween, and what better way to celebrate than with a few activities for your kids. There is more to just decorating and carving pumpkins, as you will see below. The goal is to make Halloween a fun and memorable tradition, especially for kids who are experiencing it for the first time. Here are 4 ideas to get you started:            Hold a Halloween costume party. One of the most popular things to do

Read More
Four children peek out from behind a tree in a forest, laughing and playing

Help Kids Appreciate the Planet for Earth Day and Arbor Day

April 22 is Earth Day and April 29 is Arbor Day! Signs of spring are popping up everywhere, and kids are eager to get outside and play in the sunshine. Help them appreciate our beautiful planet and celebrate two great holidays with these activities! Science and Sensory Play Go play! Squish mud, run across the grass in a yard or playground, feel the rough bark of tree, listen to the wind and the birds. Kids who experience nature can better learn to

Read More

Pride Month with Kids!

Why do we celebrate Pride? Since the 1970s, Pride has been observed annually in the month of June. Beyond parades and parties, it is a meaningful time to celebrate the fantastic diversity of our families, friends, and people we care about, and a time to honor their fight for equality. No matter who you are or what your family looks like, know that you are loved and valued just for being you. Check out the following resources for helping celebrate Pride within

Read More

Earth Day 2021: 10 Earth Day-Inspired Classroom Activities

Today we look back to the founding of Earth Day and some ways you can observe the day within your classrooms. Spring and summer months are a wonderful time to bring kids into nature and share the love of the incredible planet we call home. Read on to hear how Earth Day first came to be as well as some suggestions for encouraging ecology in your classroom. After more than a century of industrialization in the United States, by the 1950s it

Read More