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200 Essential Preschool Activities

Olson, Julienne M. (Book - 2012)
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200 Essential Preschool Activities
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200 Essential Preschool Activities promotes children's learning, helps improve their functional skills, and encourages interaction in the classroom. This resource provides preschool, pre-kindergarten, and student teachers with an abundance of developmentally appropriate lessons, all developed by the author and used in her own classroom for more than fifteen years. These adaptable, open-ended activities and strategies complement any early childhood program's core curriculum. 200 Essential Preschool Activities provides activities for and information on: Creative centers, including dramatic play areas and discovery and sensory areas Learning games, including turn-taking and board games, academic games, and cooperative and active games Group lessons, including circle time, social lessons, hands-on skill builders, and musical games and finger plays Arts and crafts, including child-centered expressive art and creative tools and methods Classroom structure, including classroom areas and centers and creating learning opportunities Parent involvement Julienne M. Olson has been teaching early childhood special education since 1995. She holds a bachelor's degree in early childhood special education and a master's degree in early childhood special education.
Authors: Olson, Julienne M.
Title: 200 essential preschool activities
Publisher: St. Paul, MN :, Redleaf Press,, [2012]
Edition: 1st edition
Characteristics: xi, 215 pages ;,28 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Contents: 5. Learning games. Board games activities : Lights out ; Sounds like a bingo ; Dress the snowman ; Train car categories ; Shape spinner ; Who, what , where ; Hands-on bingo ; Parts of the whole ; Weather expressions
Thinking games activities : Concepts cards ; Make a match ; Flip it open ; Bottled up ; What's missing, snowman? ; Package clues ; Shoe box match ; Petal counters ; Strike one
Verbal games activities : Who took the honey from the teddy bear? ; Drive-through window ; Mouse house color game ; Gobble, gobble! ; Moo, roar, quack
Movement games activities : Leap frog lily colors ; Hugging hearts ; Shake the beanbag ; Roll with the wind ; Wrap it again and again and again ; Feed the squirrel ; Playground tumble ; Puppy run ; Knockout ; Spoon races ; Freeze and go ; Hamper toss ; Blanket roll
6. Family involvement. Involving families in the home setting activities : The quilt ; Create a story ; Picture perfect ; Homework hurrah ; Take-home art box ; I've got a secret ; Backpack home ; Color day bag ; Data collection ; Reading center ; Friendship chain
Involving families in the school setting activities : Traveling notebooks ; Invite them in ; Family game day ; Giving back ; Stuffed animals come to school ; Generational greetings ; Friendship collage ; Pocket full ; Rhyme time ; Family favorites ; Newsletter ; On a positive note ; Conference notes.
3. Group lessons. Academic growth activities : Train counters ; What was that sound? ; Muffin tops ; Glass of milk ; Tops and bottoms ; Daytime/nighttime ; Pie count ; Push and pull ; Apple chart ; Sink or float? ; Feed the bear ; Key match ; The right tool for the job ; Size it ; Same and different match ; Where they live ; Red star pictures ; Interactive bulletin board
Social skills activities : Fishing for a friend ; Smile, please ; The circle snack ; Hide-and-seek names ; Face it ; Bless you ; Family graph ; Dull day holiday ; Penny savers ; Feelings video ; Puppets pop up ; How are you today? ; Get a job ; A new friend
Hands-on learning experiences activities : Farm scavenger hunt ; Focus on the outdoors ; Box it in ; Plant a seed ; Pop pop ; Beach ball bop ; Scarecrow stuffing ; Hand in the sand ; Hatching ; Trim the tree ; Zoo path ; Discovery box ; Fishin' positions ; Find the room ; Make what I make ; What sense? ; Think like a scientist ; Creepy crawly bug hunt
Musical creativity activities : Musical lights ; Hands-on fingerplays ; Scarf dance ; Conga line ; Jukebox rhymes
4. Arts and crafts. Child-centered expressive art activities : From caterpillar to butterfly ; Stuck on you ; Gift of time ; Jungle zone mural ; Hangin' around mobile ; Book-craft connections ; Tissue lights ; Farm visit ; White to bright ; Write a book ; Blooming artist ; Partner art ; Disappearing art ; Body outlines ; My beautiful face ; Around it goes ; Cocoa bear ; Beach scene ; Squishy butterflies ; Mouse painting ; Paint spinner ; Place it here ; Sticker story ; Stringers ; Chalk talk
Creative tools and methods activities : Cut it out ; Rolling around ; Polar fluff ; Dough fun ; Toothbrush painting ; Sock art ; Making tracks ; Painted fingers ; Shadow art ; Light as a feather ; Something's afoot ; Marble paintings ; Rubbings ; Glue designs; Bubble up ; Magnetic pull ; Rip it up ; Foam art
1. Classroom structure. Activities : Plan an effective room design ; Write the first letter home ; Structure story time carefully ; Make snacktime count! ; Emphasize responsibility and group time for fine-motor centers ; Make transitions smooth ; Create a choice board ; Include regular computer time ; Sing out loud ; Say good-bye calmly
2. Creative centers. Dramatic play areas activities : Time to shop ; Wrap it up ; Ice cream, ice cream ; The mail room ; Wash and dry ; Pizza, pizza, pizza ; Vet clinic ; Baker's work ; Camp out ; Take me to the zoo ; Beauty time ; Little builders ; Flowers for sale ; All through the seasons ; The pumpkin patch ; Going on a trip ; Pet care
Discovery and sensory areas activities : Cleaning crew ; Pumpkin wash ; Soft and creamy ; Sensory glurch ; Check it out ; Fasten it ; Water and sand table fun ; What a ball ; Frozen treasures ; Going out ; Punch it ; At the car wash ; Story box treasure ; Magnets ; Snow cookies
Local Note: 53 118 172 210 222 268
NRLK : 2012-12-03
ISBN: 1605541044
9781605541044
Statement of Responsibility: Julienne M. Olson
Subject Headings: Education, Preschool Activity programs.
Topical Term: Education, Preschool
LCCN: 2012007939
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Oct 04, 2012
  • SCL_EarlyYears rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A great resource for boredom-busting and more!

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