Monday, October 29, 2012

Fall Tree

Take children outside to collect leaves to make their own fall tree. Bring the leaves inside and allow them to dry if they are wet. Have children cut a trunk for their tree out of brown construction paper and glue a piece a paper on the top of the trunk. Using the leaves that they collected outside, have children glue them to the piece of paper to make their very own tree. 

Appropriate for 2’s and up.  Nature Learning style (collect leaves), Science (seasons), Math & Logic (how many, how may fit) The Fall of Freddie the Leaf: A Story of Life for All Ages by Leo Buscaglia

* For more fun projects using leaves in the classroom
 
 
 
Related online training:
Tuition: $8.50
Traditional Washington STARS Continuing Education Online
Washington STARS Credit: Curriculum Development [1 hour]
Washington Core Competency: Curriculum and Learning Environment [1 hour]
Oregon Core Body of Knowledge: Learning Environments & Curriculum [3 hours]
Child care professionals: This course is approved for Washington and Oregon only.



Spider Hands

Simple Version: Trace children's hands back to back on black construction paper. Then have them cut it out and glue on eye balls. 


Messy Version: Have children dip the palms of their hands in black paint. Then have them press the black paint onto white construction paper with their hands back to back. Allow them cut out their hand prints and then glue on eyes.

 
Appropriate for 2’yrs and up (With supervision) Sensory.
 
 
 
Related online training:
Tuition: $17.00
Traditional Washington STARS Continuing Education Online
Washington STARS Credit: Curriculum Development [2 hours]
Washington Core Competency: Curriculum & Learning Environment [2 hours]
Oregon Core Body of Knowledge: Learning Environments & Curriculum [3 hours]
Child care professionals: This course is approved for Washington and Oregon only.
 
 

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Felt Pumpkin

Have children cut out a pumpkin, stem, and a face out of felt to make their own Jack-O-Lantern. Or you can pre-cut the pieces with extra pieces so that the children can make different faces.
 Appropriate for 2 and up





 


Related online training:
Lesson Plan Ideas: Pumpkins, Owls, Harvest...All about Autumn - 2 hours
Tuition: $17.00
Traditional Washington STARS Continuing Education Online
Washington STARS Credit: Curriculum Development [2 hours]
Washington Core Competency: Curriculum & Learning Environment [2 hours]
Oregon Core Body of Knowledge: Learning Environments & Curriculum [3 hours]
Child care professionals: This course is approved for Washington and Oregon only



Thursday, October 25, 2012

Hedgehog Leaf Project



Print off picture outlines of hedgehogs off of the internet. Take children outside to collect leaves to use on their hedgehog art project. Bring the leaves inside and let them dry for a day if they are wet. Allow children to color them, then glue on the leaves that they collected.  

 Appropriate for 1’s & 2’s. Nature (collect leaves together) Ouch! Ragnhild Scamell, Michael Terry


Related online training:

Developing a Lesson Plan: Leaves - 1 hour



Tuition: $8.50
Traditional Washington STARS Continuing Education Online
Washington STARS Credit: Curriculum Development [1 hour]
Washington Core Competency: Curriculum and Learning Environment [1 hour]
Oregon Core Body of Knowledge: Learning Environments & Curriculum [3 hours]
Child care professionals: This course is approved for Washington and Oregon only
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Toilet Paper Roll Pumpkin

Have children wrap orange construction paper around a toilet paper roll using scotch tape to secure it. Let them cut out 10 one inch width strips of orange construction paper for the body of their pumpkin. Starting at the top end of the toilet paper roll, have the children attach a piece of scotch tape to one end of the construction paper strip and tape it into the inside of the toilet paper roll. Have the children repeat the process, going all around the toilet paper roll, until all the construction paper strips are taped inside. 
After that, have the children attach scotch tape to the other end of the construction paper strips and tape it to the opposite end of the toilet paper roll. Lastly, have the children cut out a green leaf and a brown stem. Then tape them into the opening to complete their Toilet Paper Roll Pumpkin. To make this project easier you can pre-cut everything that the children will need to complete this project.

 

Apprpriate for 4’s and up. Logic and Math


Related online training
Transitioning to Kindergarten (3 hours / .3 CEU)
Tuition: $31.50
In-Service Training Course Code: ECE 0308
CDA Competency: Effective Program Operation [3 hours / .3 CEU]
Washington Core Competency: Content Area 7: Program Planning and Development [3 hours]
Oregon Core Body of Knowledge: Program Management [3 hours]
Click here to check if our courses are accepted in your state.

Counting Candy Corn




Make corn using yellow and green construction paper. Add numbers to the bottom of the corn. Have children put the correct number of candy corn on the corn.

 



Related online training:
Teaching Preschool Math Using Manipulatives (3 hours / .3 CEU)


Tuition: $31.50
In-Service Training Course Code: ECE 0113
CDA Competency: Advancement of Physical and Intellectual Development [3 hours / .3 CEU]
Washington Core Competency: Content Area 2 Curriculum and Learning Environment [3 hours]
Oregon Core Body of Knowledge: Learning Environments & Curriculum [3 hours]
Click here to check if our courses are accepted in your state.


 

Candy Corn Bingo



Related online training:
Stages of Physical Growth and Development in Preschoolers (1 hour / .1 CEU)
Tuition: $10.50
In-Service Training Course Code: ECE 0706
CDA Competency: Principles of Child Growth and Development [1 hour / .1 CEU]
Washington Core Competency: Content Area 1: Child Growth and Development [1 hour] 
Oregon Core Body of Knowledge: Human Growth & Development [1 hour]
Click here to check if our courses are accepted in your state.





 

Monday, October 22, 2012

Sorting Rocks


Label a piece of paper into three groupings: light, medium, and heavy. Collect different size rocks from outside. Have the children sort the rocks by their weight.




Appropriate for 4’s and up. Science, Math, Small Motor and Sensory


Related online training:
Teaching Basic Social Skills (1 hour / .1 CEU)
Tuition: $10.50
In-Service Training Course Code: ECE 0413
CDA Competency: Enhancement of Social and Emotional Development [1 hour / .1 CEU]
Washington Core Competency: Content Area 6: Interactions [1 hour]
Oregon Core Body of Knowledge: Understanding & Guiding Behavior [1 hour]

Click here to check if our courses are accepted in your state.

Coin Identification

Make a sheet with circles and write numbers in each circle that represent the different coins. Collect change and wash it. Encourage children to place the correct coin on the number that represents it.


Related online training:
Discovery of Math(1 hour / .1 CEU)

Tuition: $10.50
 
In-Service Training Course Code: ECE 0812
CDA Competency: Advancement of Physical and Intellectual Development [1 hour / .1 CEU]
Washington Core Competency: Content Area 2 Curriculum and Learning Environment [1 hour / .1 CEU]
Oregon Core Body of Knowledge: Learning Environments & Curriculum [1 hour]
Click here to check if our courses are accepted in your state.
 

Number Punch


Cut colored construction paper into medium sized squares. Write a number on each of your squares. Allow children to use a hole punch to punch the correct number of holes onto the squares.









Related online training:
Teaching Preschool Math Using Manipulatives (3 hours / .3 CEU)

Tuition: $31.50
In-Service Training Course Code: ECE 0113
CDA Competency: Advancement of Physical and Intellectual Development [3 hours / .3 CEU]
Washington Core Competency: Content Area 2 Curriculum and Learning Environment [3 hours]
Oregon Core Body of Knowledge: Learning Environments & Curriculum [3 hours]
Click here to check if our courses are accepted in your state.
 

Fraction Circles

Make fraction circles by cutting circles out of felt or construction paper. Then cut each of your circles to demonstrate a whole, 1/2, 1/3, and 1/4. Write on each piece what it represents.






Related online training:
Development and Use of Individualized Education Plans (2 hours / .2 CEU)
Tuition: $21.00
In-Service Training Course Code: ECE 0312
CDA Competency: Effective Program Operation [2 hours / .2 CEU]
Washington Core Competency: Content Area 3 Ongoing Measurement of Child Progress [2 hours]
Oregon Core Body of Knowledge: Special Needs [2 hours]
Click here to check if our courses are accepted in your state.






 




Sponge Blocks

Great quiet time activity: Sponge Blocks.
Cut different shapes out of sponges and use them as building blocks.





Appropriate for all ages, Small motor, Math and Logic. 





Related online training:
Learning Styles (1 hour / .1 CEU)
 
Tuition: $10.50
In-Service Training Course Code: ECE 0508
CDA Competency: Observing and Recording Progress and Behavior of Children [1 hour / .1 CEU]
Washington Core Competency: Content Area 3 Ongoing Measurement of Child Progress [1 hours]
Oregon Core Body of Knowledge: Human Growth & Development

Click here to check if our courses are accepted in your state.