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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

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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

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A graphic with the text "Silly, Sweet & Spooky Books for Fall" and the covers of some of the books in this blog post

Silly, Sweet, and Spooky Fall Picture Books

Autumn is here! With rain, fog, winds, and smoke keeping kids inside this time of year, fall is the perfect time to cuddle up with a great picture book. These silly, sweet, and spooky books will captivate your little ones throughout the season. Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn by Kenard Pak Gorgeous colorful illustrations are the backdrop for this cheerful story about a little girl noticing seasonal changes in nature. Pair this book with a walk outside to observe what’s changing in your

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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

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A little girl in a yellow sweater writes in a notebook

Fun Kids’ Activities for National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month! It’s the perfect time to introduce children to the wonderful worlds of words. If you saw the adorable acrostic poems in our Women’s History Month blog, you know how much fun poetry can be for kids. Here are some more ideas from across the web for teaching kids how to experiment with rhythm and rhyme, learn new forms and fall in love with poetry. For Little Kids Create a Montessori-inspired poetry basket. Print out a copy of

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Make an Acrostic Poem to Honor Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month traces its origins to a 1978 event in Sonoma, California, that included presentations, a parade and an essay contest, according to History.com. In the spirit of that first celebration, here’s a fun writing project to help kids honor the women in their lives with a creative gift. It’s inspired by Emma Nielsen, Imagine’s training program lead, who made an amazing acrostic poem for her mom in fourth grade. Check out her poem, plus some other examples from family and

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Celebrate National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day

March 1 is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day! It’s time to celebrate this delicious and versatile pantry staple that many kids — and grown-ups — love. Try a Tasty Treat Make no-bake peanut butter oatmeal balls to add a burst of energy in a long, slow afternoon. A few colorful sprinkles on top add fun. Peanut butter banana snacks are simple, fresh and packed with healthy fruit, fiber and protein. Kids can help assemble these adorable kitty cats made with rice cakes,

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Creative Crafts for Valentine’s Day

For Valentine’s Day 2022, try out these silly, messy art ideas that will get kids thinking creatively! For Little Kids Encourage recycling and use up all your felt, fabric and foam scraps with Textured Heart Art. Who says Valentines have to have hearts? Try these adorable Prehistoric Splotch Creatures. Toddlers and preschoolers will love the feel of paint squishing between their fingers when they make a colorful Messy Heart Painting. For School-Age Children Future engineers will get creative when they build these

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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

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
A graphic with the text "Silly, Sweet & Spooky Books for Fall" and the covers of some of the books in this blog post

Silly, Sweet, and Spooky Fall Picture Books

Autumn is here! With rain, fog, winds, and smoke keeping kids inside this time of year, fall is the perfect time to cuddle up with a great picture book. These silly, sweet, and spooky books will captivate your little ones throughout the season. Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn by Kenard Pak Gorgeous colorful illustrations are the backdrop for this cheerful story about a little girl noticing seasonal changes in nature. Pair this book with a walk outside to observe what’s changing in your

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
A little girl in a yellow sweater writes in a notebook

Fun Kids’ Activities for National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month! It’s the perfect time to introduce children to the wonderful worlds of words. If you saw the adorable acrostic poems in our Women’s History Month blog, you know how much fun poetry can be for kids. Here are some more ideas from across the web for teaching kids how to experiment with rhythm and rhyme, learn new forms and fall in love with poetry. For Little Kids Create a Montessori-inspired poetry basket. Print out a copy of

Read More

Make an Acrostic Poem to Honor Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month traces its origins to a 1978 event in Sonoma, California, that included presentations, a parade and an essay contest, according to History.com. In the spirit of that first celebration, here’s a fun writing project to help kids honor the women in their lives with a creative gift. It’s inspired by Emma Nielsen, Imagine’s training program lead, who made an amazing acrostic poem for her mom in fourth grade. Check out her poem, plus some other examples from family and

Read More

Celebrate National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day

March 1 is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day! It’s time to celebrate this delicious and versatile pantry staple that many kids — and grown-ups — love. Try a Tasty Treat Make no-bake peanut butter oatmeal balls to add a burst of energy in a long, slow afternoon. A few colorful sprinkles on top add fun. Peanut butter banana snacks are simple, fresh and packed with healthy fruit, fiber and protein. Kids can help assemble these adorable kitty cats made with rice cakes,

Read More

Creative Crafts for Valentine’s Day

For Valentine’s Day 2022, try out these silly, messy art ideas that will get kids thinking creatively! For Little Kids Encourage recycling and use up all your felt, fabric and foam scraps with Textured Heart Art. Who says Valentines have to have hearts? Try these adorable Prehistoric Splotch Creatures. Toddlers and preschoolers will love the feel of paint squishing between their fingers when they make a colorful Messy Heart Painting. For School-Age Children Future engineers will get creative when they build these

Read More