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Circle Time Ideas for Your Spring Activities Theme
Circle Time is such a great time for children to learn the social skills of being together as a large group AND to learn more about your Space Theme!
Bring rain sticks to circle time and let the children use them to create soft rain sounds (moving them slowly) or a downpour (shaking them!).
Variation: Make rain sticks with the children at circle time by covering one end of a paper towel tube, having them measure a few spoons of rice or small pebbles into the tube and then covering the top.
Snack Ideas to Cook Up for Your Spring Activities Theme
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 Space theme questions while making these fun snacks!
Ingredients and Items Needed: English muffins and grated yellow cheese!
Have the children, supervised, help you grate the cheese if you like! Or, provide grated cheese for the children to place on their English muffin half. Broil in oven until cheese is melted.
Spring Activities Theme Music and Movement Ideas To Get Your Preschoolers Movin' and Groovin'!
Rhythm Stick Flower Power
Give each child 2 rhythm sticks (or dowel posts work well also!).
After reviewing how seeds grow, act it out with the sticks.
The seeds are quietly in the ground.
They are starting to grow.
The rain is pouring!
The sun is out, quietly!
Now the seeds are growing and growing, etc.
Add items as you see fit. Try counting flowers. "8 flowers grew!" Then they tap out by hitting the sticks together 8 times.
I’m a Little Flower Seed
sung to I’m A Little
Teapot I'm a little flower
I'm planted in the earth. (squat down)
I feel the sun come down on me to warm the earth (children sit and tuck in
their heads and knees to look like a ball)
The rain begins to come and gets rid of my thirst. (wave hands in air, wiggling
fingers like rain)
I then become a flower…come pick me first! (children stand up)
Five Spring Flowers Five spring flowers all in a row.
The first one said, "We need rain to grow!"
The second one said, "Oh my, we need water!"
The third one said, "Yes, it is getting hotter!"
The fourth one said, "I see clouds in the sky."
The fifth one said, "I wonder why?"
Then BOOM went the thunder
And ZAP went the lightning!
That springtime storm was really frightening!
But the flowers weren't worried–no, no, no, no!
The rain helped them to grow, grow, GROW!
Spring Activities Theme Ideas for Your Preschool Scientists in Training!
If you can find a deserted bird's nest, let the kids investigate it!
Also, make a bird's nest! Provide lint from your lint dryer, sticks, twigs, pieces of fabric. Place it at your science center for the kids to explore. Place it all in a can or bowl and hang it outside. The birds will take the material to make a nest with!
Of course! Materials Needed: dirt, water, measuring cups, spoons, bins
Let the children measure dirt and water to determine how to make mud...and mudpies!
Find some fruit tree or bush branches and place them in water. The water will force them to bloom over time! You might also look for branches that have 3 stages of blooming on the same plant or bush: one with no buds, one with buds and one that has flowered. Place them in vases for the children to observe the stages.
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