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Kids Crafts, Games, Recipes & Activities For Early Childhood Education!

Kids Crafts, Games, Recipes & Activities For Early Childhood Education!
Bus Stop Backpack Game This is a great idea to keep children busy during down times (bus stop, bus duty, bus ride home, etc.). -Find a plain, flat spot on the backpack and create a tic-tac-toe board using velcro and any inexpensive plastic toy pieces (or make your own game pieces from craft foam). Draw the tic-tac-toe board on the backpack with a permanent marker. Then, attach velcro in each square of the board.

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Make Your Own Silhouettes Have you noticed that silhouettes are all the rage these days? I see them in magazines, on blogs, books, and the TV. I’ve priced them out a few times, only to be disappointed by how costly they can be. In kindergarten, I vaguely remember my teacher shining a light at us while we stood by a wall with a big piece of white paper taped on it. It was so hard trying not to wiggle as she traced our shadow which we turned into a silhouette.

Best Online Resources for Early Childhood Teachers I taught preschool for five years. I think I may have learned more in those five years than I did during any of my other 15 years of teaching. Teaching in early childhood is different. You need a whole other set of strategies and techniques to be effective. There were two things that got me through those years teaching little ones. The first was an excellent mentor. Free Christmas Quilt Patterns Add Christmas appliqués to shirts, bags, kid's clothes and home décor items to spread holiday cheer all season long. Easy appliqué makes fast work of last minute Christmas gifts and fundraiser items. . Below are not only Christmas quilt patterns, but also patterns for quilting patterns for Christmas stockings, table runners, Christmas tree skirts and wall hangings. Quilted Ornament Patterns

MADE: TUTORIALS by Dana on July 2, 2008 Click an image below for step-by-step instructions and easy sewing projects. Don’t worry…we won’t leave you hanging! We’ve got all the nitty gritty details. Homemade Holidays: Crock Pot Candles Growing up in my house, we always made our own holiday gifts. We were pretty poor, and I suppose it was our only option. But it was never presented to me like that (I didn’t even know what ‘poor’ was, really, and I had a stupendously fabulous childhood full of ‘thing finding’ and ‘government cheese’. But that’s another story.) It was all about crafting our caring into something unique, something personal.

Preschool Link Express - Early Childhood Education Resource Sites Sites for Teachers and Providers A to Z Teacher StuffEarly Childhood Education ProTeacherSeasonal Themes, Units and Lessons Child Care Lounge Joni lists of teacher resource sites Craft Tutorials - Learn How to Make Crafts If you are new to crafting or just want to learn how to do a new technique or use a specific medium, check out these educational how-to's and tutorials. Creative Ways to Build Gross Motor SkillsFind many crafts you can make and then use to help develop gross motor skills in children. 10-Minute Crafts for KidsIf you are looking for a fast and easy craft for kids, browse through this collection of projects. How to Store and Organize Your Craft SuppliesLearn some tricks to about how to store and organize your craft supplies. Are Film Containers Safe for Crafts?This is a popular question here and also at Kodak.

No Slip Bookmark Tutorial I have so many books requested at the library right now! I love books they may be my favorite thing, but bookmarks I have an issue with. I've always been a dog ear person (you know, folding down the top corner of the page to mark my spot). Bookmarks always fall out then I have no clue where I was. But I don't like to dog ear books that don't belong to me (or even some that do). 'American Idol' Elimination Night: Who Are the Remaining Top 4? Michael Becker / FOX This week’s American Idol theme of Brit Pop produced some of the strongest vocal performances of the season. Alas, after 60 million votes cast -- according to host Ryan Seacrest -- one of the Top 5 got the boot.

Early Childhood Education Have you explored our Early Childhood resources? Early Childhood Activity Bank Find 400+ activities perfect for young learners. These activities have been culled from previous issues of our Early Childhood Newsletter. How to Make Your Own Beauty Products from Scratch - Health - GOOD - StumbleUpon Let's keep things simple this week. When it comes to personal-care products, we are big believers in streamlining what you use—see "Eight Products You Think You Need But Don't" for a refresher—buying less in general, and getting creative. We have both always loved experimenting in our kitchens and our bathrooms, checking ingredients in products we love, isolating the main ones, and then trying them on their own. Sometimes it works: A favorite hair leave-in contained aloe, for example, so one day we tried aloe alone and found that, lo and behold, it worked just fine on its own. And sometimes it didn't. Over the years we have tried dozens of DIY beauty recipes to find ones we like—and that work.

Mari Urban Renewal *notcot in wearable , 19:19 Confession of the day: i totally google and google blogsearch ‘notcot’ (and tastespotting and notcouture) and get giddy when i find links and mentions to NOTCOT that are adorable, or from sites and people I end up totally hooked on. It is a guilty pleasure that people claim you’ll get bored of, but that’s such a lie.

Early Childhood Today Below is a list of early childhood resources and links for early childhood professionals. By posting some links and not others, it is not our intention to endorse specific products and organizations. The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Offers information on early childhood education and development, accreditation, public policy, research, professional development, and more. Join NAEYC in their commitment to improving the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age eight. Zero To Three Find resources for your work with parents of infants/toddlers, infant/toddler development, and public policy designed to improve the lives of our nation's youngest children.

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