Thursday, June 27, 2013

Fourth of July Finger Painting


 
Have the children dip their thumbs in finger paint and use their thumb prints to create a flag.
 
Caution:  this activity should be done with supervision; to ensure the paint is not ingested.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Oregon Core Body of Knowledge: Learning Environments & Curriculum [3 hours]

Fourth of July Number Matching






 
 
Number Matching
 
Have the children count the dots, then match the dots on the clothes pins to the numbers on the cup.  This is a good way to practice early math skills.


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   Oregon Core Body of Knowledge: Learning Environments & Curriculum [1 hour]

 


Fourth of July Shaving Cream Sensory Project


 
Great Fourth of July Shaving Cream Sensory Project!
 
What you need: shaving cream and paint.
Give each child their own tub/bowl of shaving cream.  Have them make the surface smooth with their fingers.  Allow them to finger paint or use a paint brush to create the fireworks.
 
 
 
Caution: Always supervise children closely when using shaving cream!
 
 
 
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Sensory Play - 3 hours
Tuition: $25.50
Traditional Washington STARS Continuing Education Online
Washington STARS Credit: Curriculum Development [3 hours]
Washington Core Competency: Curriculum and Learning Environment [3 hours]
Child care professionals: This course is approved for Washington and Oregon only. 

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Fourth of July crown




Fourth of July crown
What you need:  Construction paper, pipe cleaners, and tape.
Allow the children to put on the stars and attach them to the crown.
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Tuition: $10.50
In-Service Training Course Code:  ECE 0310
CDA Competency: Effective Program Operation [1 hour / .1 CEU]
Washington Core Competency: Content Area 7: Program Planning and Development  [1 hour]
Oregon Core Body of Knowledge: Learning Environments & Curriculum [1 hour]

4th of July Literacy


 

 

The Fourth of July Story        





 

 

Corduroy's Fourth of July        



 

 
 
 
 
 

Fourth of July Mice!        

 

  

 


 
 

 

Biscuit's Fourth of July

4th of July Flag Treat

To make this very yummy 4th of July Flag Treat spread a piece of bread or toast with cream cheese and then jam. Top with banana pieces and blueberries to complete the treat.



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Food Service (2 hours / .2 CEU)
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In-Service Training Course Code:  NUT 0101
CDA Competency: Effective Program Operation [2 hours / .2 CEU]
Washington Core Competency: Content Area 5: Health, Safety and Nutrition  [2 hours]
Oregon Core Body of Knowledge: Health, Safety & Nutrition [2 hours]
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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

4th of July Toilet Paper Roll Firework

 
Provide toilet paper rolls, construction paper, glue, markers, stickers, and scissors for each child to make a toilet paper roll firework.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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In-Service Training Course Code: ECE 0801
Course Description:  This course familiarizes students with child care interior space design considerations as well as, appropriate furnishings and equipment. It also discusses use of facility spaces and special interest centers.
CDA Competency: Safe and Healthy Environment [1 hour / .1 CEU]
Washington Core Competency: Content Area 2 Curriculum and Learning Environment  [1 hour]
Oregon Core Body of Knowledge: Learning Environments & Curriculum [1 hour]



4th of July Liberty Bell



Provide children with a paper cup, toilet paper roll, glue, and a piece of tin foil. Encourage and assist children to wrap the tin foil around the paper cup forming it on the bottom into a long ball. Allow the children to glue a toilet paper roll to the top of the cup and help them write Liberty onto it.




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Learning My A B Cs (3 hours / .3 CEU)
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In-Service Training Course Code:  ECE 0111
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]

Flag Numbers Craft






This craft helps young children identify with numbers.  Each color is coded with a number.
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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]

Monday, June 24, 2013

Fourth of July Popsicle Stick Flag

What you need:  Popsicle sticks, paint, Construction paper, and glue.
Have the children paint the popsicle sticks and them glue them on.  Have them paint the stars, working on their fine motor skills.
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Tuition: $10.50
In-Service Training Course Code:  ECE 0704
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]

4th of July Songs

America
My country, 'tis of thee,
Sweet land of liberty,
Of thee I sing.
Land where my fathers died, Land of the pilgrims' pride,
From every mountain side
Let freedom ring.

My native country, thee,
Land of the noble free,
Thy name I love;
I love thy rocks and rills,
Thy woods and templed hills;
My heart with rapture thrills
Like that above.

Let music swell the breeze,
And ring from all the trees
Sweet freedom's song;
Let mortal tongues awake,
Let all that breathe partake,
Let rocks their silence break --
The sound prolong.

Our fathers' God, to Thee,
Author of liberty,
To Thee we sing,
Long may our land be bright
With freedom's holy light;
Protect us by Thy might,
Great God, our King.
 --Samuel Francis Smith

 

Celebration Song
(to the tune of "Oh, My Darling, Clementine")

Wave the flag,
Wave the flag,
Wave the flag, oh, wave it high.
Wave the flag and celebrate
Our nation's Independence Day.

Beat the drum,
Beat the drum,
Beat the drum, bong, bong, bong, bong.
Beat the drum and celebrate
Our nation's Independence Day.

March in time,
March in time,
March in time, oh, watch your step.
March in time and celebrate
Our nation's Independence Day.

Sing a song,
Sing a song,
Sing a song both loud and strong.
Sing a song and celebrate
Our nation's Independence Day.

Watch the fireworks,
Watch the fireworks,
Watch the fireworks light the sky.
Watch the fireworks and celebrate
Our nation's Independence Day.


God Bless America
God Bless America,
Land that I love,
Stand beside her, and guide her
Thru the night with a light from above.
From the mountains, to the prairies,
To the oceans, white with foam,
God bless America,
My home, sweet home.
 --Irving Berlin

Happy Birthday, My Country
Happy birthday to you.
Happy birthday to you.
Happy birthday, my country.
Happy birthday to you.

I'm thankful for you.
I'm thankful for you.
You are a great country.
I'm thankful for you.

I'll obey your laws.
I'll obey your laws.
I'll be a good citizen
And obey your laws.

I'll defend your shores.
I'll defend your shores.
From outward attacks,
I'll defend your shores.



The Star-Spangled Banner
O say, can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming!
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there:
O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
--Francis Scott Key



On Independence Day
(to the tune of "Mary Had a Little Lamb")

Fireworks go snap, snap, snap!
Crack, crack, crack! Zap, zap, zap!
Fireworks make me clap, clap, clap
On Independence Day!


 I'm a Little Firework
(to the tune of "I'm A Little Teapot") 

I'm a little firework
Up in the sky.
I dance and I shimmer
Way up, up high.

Sometimes I'm red.
Sometimes I'm blue.
But I always sparkle
Just for you.

I'm a little firework
Up in the sky.
I dance and I shimmer
Way up, up high

- Holly at hollykananen@yahoo.com





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Friday, June 21, 2013

4th of July Star Color Match

Cut out stars from red, blue, and white construction paper. Glue one star of each color onto a paper cup. Encourage children to put the correct color star into the correct colored cup.




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Ages and Stages of Child Development  (2 hours / .2 CEU)

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Washington Core Competency: Content Area 1: Child Growth and Development  [2 hours]
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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Sunshine Patterns







Have children practice patterns by adding the suns rays. Give them a pattern to follow such as, orange yellow red yellow, or allow them to create their own pattern. This project helps them develop math skills as well as Color recognition.










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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]