As we are further into Fall it's a great time to look towards nature for ideas in your Daycare. Trees/Leaves is a great theme for young children. It's a great time to take them outdoors to collect leaves on a nature hunt. For a simple math activity you can sort them by size, or color or shape.
All them to dry and use them in a variety of Arts & Crafts activities. For some Arts & Crafts ideas click here.
Use this week to add a "raking center" in your dramatic play space (you can purchase silk leaves at your Dollar Store or local craft store). Add some plastic rakes and a strip of indoor/outdoor carpet for a fun effect.
Add some leaf decor and books about leaves and trees to your space. Pull out leaf/tree puzzles. If you have incorporated a tree into your space-change out your "Summer" leaves into "Fall ones. If you plan on adding a tree to your space, consider adding velcro, so that the children can change out the leaves seasonally.
You can turn silk leaves into "Felt Board" activities, or add them to your Sensory Table for some fall fun.
You can also turn simple Bulletin Board Leaf Cut-outs into a matching game
(if you are unable to procure a variety of leaves in your neighborhood).
Encourage kids to create trees for the construction space. Provide them with a variety of recycled items to turn into small trees. You can purchase or paint your own "tree" blocks for this space as well.
Provide your kiddos with a variety of fall colored play dough this week. Add Tree and Leaf cookie cutters to the art space. You can add Leaf Rubbings and Small twigs and leaves (both real, and paper/silk) to this space as well, and encourage them to incorporate them in their free art.
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Let's explore apples! Inside this apple themed activity pack you will find an assortment of easy to assemble activities. You can easily turn them into a variety of hands on learning centers, tot trays or file folder games.
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Apple tree color matching activity
Roll and Color apple graphing activity
Apple tree uppercase and lowercase letter matching file folder activity
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This 40 page printable activity pack includes 11 printable activities, and 2 pages of 3-part cards for your Corn, Scarecrows and Crows themed Week.
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Cutting Practice Sheet
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Positional Phrases Activity
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