Here’s a play provocation that we made using wood in different forms.
This has cardboard, wood pieces, bark mulch, wooden balls, Popsicle sticks and clothespins in coconut shells.
Here are some fun ways to incorporate nature into day home activities, as outlined in the Alberta Child Care Accreditation Standards Manual. Click on the photos to go to the sites for more details. .
We’re looking forward to seeing all the fun ways our providers incorporate nature!
One of our Medicine Hat providers sent in this fun fall craft. This is a great craft as it provides opportunity for name recognition and letter recognition, as well as for fine motor development.
And it’s cute too! Thanks for sharing!
Sensory play is so fun and is very beneficial for small children! Here are some great sensory ideas with a fall theme to inspire you! Click the picture to take you to the original website.
It’s supposed to get windy around here today, so I thought I’d link to some fun, simple weather experiments. Click each image to go to the original instructions:
First, this experiment uses shaving cream and food colouring to demonstrate rain:
Next, this experiment uses scarves to illustrate wind:
Finally, this is a simple tornado demonstration, using dish soap and vinegar:
Asking each child what they think will happen before doing the experiment is a great way to introduce the idea of creating a hypothesis!
Earth Day is April 22nd, 2013. Providers, have any of you made any plans for celebrating the Earth with the children?
Some good ideas are:
– making a craft using only recycled materials
– bringing a garbage bag on a walk and cleaning up litter
– planting some vegetables of the kids’ own to nuture, grow and then eat! Our office tomato plants are growing quite nicely so far, as you can see here:
For more ideas and downloadable info sheets check out Earth Day Canada.