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untitled unnamed pearl LEGO® family night was such a HUGE success, I highly recommend hosting one at your library! Who doesn’t love LEGO®? :) ARTWORK & PRINTABLES: What Poppeline Sees Blog LEGO PRIZE TABLE Our library received free tickets to The LEGO® Movie and a Mini LEGO® City Police Car to give away as prizes during family night. We normally don’t do prizes…
I am so excited to share this next activity. This has been one of Rosie's all time favorites so far, and it really is sure to delight and WOW any child. MAGIC Treasure Rocks What could be more fun than Magic FIZZING Rocks with treasures hidden inside? Rosie was seriously in awe! Making these magical rocks is easy and the activity has elements of science, sensory, and imaginative play, too. Magic Treasure Rocks Magic Treasure Rocks
Storytime with Miss Tara and Friends The kids guessed it! Pizza is my favorite food ever! I've never done a pizza storytime before and it really was a blast and the kids were great (except for an incident at the very end - detailed at the end of this post).Signs (ASL) for Pizza: See signs here Storytime with Miss Tara and Friends
Spring is here On March 20! Robins, turkey vultures, and a few blackbirds have been seen in southern Iowa, Signs of spring in are here even if the we get a spring blizzard! The weather does not always cooperate. So, how can you incorporate environmental education at this time of year? The KinderNature website has just what you need for each season! For preschoolers, try Nature Tots-Earth Day; Nature Tots-Birds, Beaver; Nature Tots-Eggs. KinderNature :: A Resource For Childhood Educators brought to you by Story County Conservation KinderNature :: A Resource For Childhood Educators brought to you by Story County Conservation
Squirming Worms song and lyrics from KIDiddles
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Jim Trelease's Home Page ince writing his million-copy bestseller, The Read-Aloud Handbook, in 1982, Jim Trelease has traveled to all 50 states and abroad, advocating the benefits of reading aloud to children. IN doing so, he's won the applause of both teachers and parents for his pleas in behalf of literacy efforts that contain less "pain" and more focus on turning books into friends, not enemies. WHILE more than 60 U.S. colleges use his Handbook as a text for education students, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Indonesian, and Spanish editions now reach parents and teachers worldwide, and inspired the successful "All of Poland Reads to Kids" campaign in Europe. Jim Trelease's Home Page
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Where the Wild Things Are Movie and Book Drawing Wallpapers (All Sizes) « Digital Citizen Where the Wild Things Are Movie and Book Drawing Wallpapers (All Sizes) « Digital Citizen This is a far better collection of wallpapers than that on the Where the Wild Things Are movie website because there are: Wallpapers for more monitor sizes, including gigantic wide screen 2560 x 1600 pixels, and other wide screens like 1920 x 1200 pixels and 1440 x 960 pixels. More images from movie scenes, like book illustrations, the video game and fan art.
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Welcome to Making Learning Fun

Welcome to Making Learning Fun: An early childhood education website filled with free printables designed to do just that, make learning fun! Whether you are a parent, teacher, or childcare care provider, you'll love our site filled with educational printables and activities for the children you love. You'll find that pre-kindergarten through first grade students will enjoy our activities most, but you'll find yourself having fun too! For learning tips follow the link for Making Learning Fun: The Blog Supporting this site: Making Learning Fun seeks to provide free learning activities to early childhood educators. Welcome to Making Learning Fun
The Activity Idea Place - preschool themes & lesson plans The Activity Idea Place - preschool themes & lesson plans Welcome to the Activity Idea Place - the theme based lesson plan resource. This website started in 1998 as part of an Early Childhood Education project called the file box. We host over 200 different lesson plan themes for toddler, preschool and kindergarten teachers.
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Preschool Activities and Crafts Preschool Activities and Crafts First-School features free fun preschool lesson plans, educational early childhood activities, printable crafts, worksheets, calendar of events and other resources for children of preschool age. The preschool crafts, lesson plans and activities are appropriate and adaptable for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarten level (ages 2 to 6). First-School's content is ideal for home schooling, preschool and kindergarten teachers, daycare, child care providers, after-school and babysitters. How to use and have fun in First-School:
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Song Pages With Songs to listen to. Listen to the melodies of your favorite kids' songs. Children's Songs with free lyrics, downloadable kids' music, kids' songs and printable Song Sheets, from KIDiddles. - songs and lyrics from KIDiddles
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These crafts projects use materials found around the house, like egg cartons, cardboard, paper, boxes, string, crayons, paint, glue, etc. See a page about color mixing to see how to combine paint to make all the colors of the rainbow. Crafts for Kids: Click on any of the crafts to go to the instructions. Have fun!