Cooking with children helps develop their math skills and helps them to learn how to follow directions. It also allows for some great conversation! Ask many questions while cooking with your children to encourage conversation! Be sure to ask specific themed questions while making these fun snacks!
Ingredients and Items needed: English muffins (split); margarine or butter, 1 lb. ground meat and or sausage, 2 eight ounce cans of tomato sauce; grated mozzarella cheese
Brown the ground meat and sausage in advance. Drain well.
Toast the muffins.
The children spread half with butter.
They add 1 tablespoon of tomato sauce.
They sprinkle on meat or sausage.
They top with grated cheese.
Broil until the cheese is melted.
This is best done when set up assembly line style. The children choose what they want on their pizza!
Serve. While the children are eating, read CURIOUS GEORGE AND THE PIZZA by Margaret and H. A. Rey.
Community Helpers Librarian Theme Large Group Games that help build their muscles while they have fun together
I Spy A Book With…. (thank you, Renae, for this idea!)
In advance, place some board books (they stand up better) with different and distinctive covers outside; on for each child.
Tell the children that the library is missing some books, encourage them to pretend they are librarians and go on a book hunt to find the missing book you spy. Say, “I spy a book with a _____ on the cover”, hand a child a card that shows an image of the cover. Do this for every child so they are each finding a different book. This eliminates potential pushing, shoving and arguing over who got the book first.
Community Helpers Librarian Theme Ideas for Your Library and Literacy Activities for your Preschool Classroom
Find The Letter
Place magnifying glasses and index cards with laminated letters (one letter on each card). Provide a few cards each day. The children search through the books to find as many letters of the day that they can find!
Book Suggestions for the Library
(I LOVE Amazon, and some of the links below will take you to the Amazon website. If you do choose to purchase yours through Amazon, they do send me a few cents--which supports my coffee habit! )
Community Helpers Librarian Theme Activities to help your Preschoolers develop those small muscles in their hands!
Sorting Books (Thanks Kira S. for submitting this activity!)
The children will learn how to shelve library books in the classroom by sorting the first letter of the title of the book. They can also sort the little books from the big books (I used to be a children's librarian and used to teach children how to return books to the shelves).
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