Complete Handbook of Indoor and Outdoor Games and Activities for Young Children

  • ID: 2218209
  • Book
  • 320 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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This practical resource is packed with over 370 simple hands–on games and activities that will help you add fun, excitement, and meaningful learning experiences to any early childhood program or curriculum, preschool through grade 2.

For quick access and easy use, all of these enjoyable games and activities are organized into ten convenient sections and accompanied by illustrated, step–by–step directions that virtually guarantee their success! You?ll find...

  • 50 LANGUAGE GAMES & IDEAS like "Puzzle Pairs," a card game to build skills in rhyming words, that help make learning to read and write a joy
  • 50 MATH MAGIC ACTIVITIES that will turn children into "math lovers," such as "Secret Pennies," a game using a margarine tub and pennies to give children practice in missing addends
  • 40 SCIENCE SURPRISES like "Nature Scavenger Hunt," an outdoor activity that develops skills in observing and classifying natural objects
  • 41 ARTS & CRAFTS discovery experiences such as "Bubble Painting," an activity in which children create beautiful designs with bubbles and food coloring
  • 31 WATER, SAND & BLOCK PLAY activities featuring water play, block props, and construction ideas, for example "Sink and Float," a simple "experiment" that develops skill in predicting
  • 12 DRAMATIC PLAY activities that spark social and imagination skills, including items for 38 "Dramatic Play Kits"?from "Doctor?s Office" to "Travel Agency"
  • 47 MOTOR SKILLS & HOMEMADE EQUIPMENT games and materials to get small and large muscles moving, for example "String Along," an activity with pasta, straws and yarn
  • 80 GROUP GAMES like "Silly Willy," a circle game in which one child tries to make his/her classmates laugh, that help build children?s social and motor skills as well as learning objectives
  • 17 SUPER SNACKS & SILLY SONGS like "Reindeer Sandwich" (with "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer") that involve children in fixing and enjoying recipes
  • 11 SPECIAL DAY activities such as "Piñata Party" plus 55 other suggestions that can turn every day into a celebration
These creative hands–on games and activities will help you integrate children?s work and play throughout the day, both inside the classroom and outside on the playground. Above all, they will help each child experience success and the joy of learning!
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Section 1: LANGUAGE GAMES AND IDEAS.

Examples: "Boo Boos," "Silly Socks," "Mommas and Babies," "Wiggle Worms," "Pony Round–Up, "Animal Crackers," "Writer′s Workshop," "Homemade Books".

Section 2: MATH MAGIC ACTIVITIES.

Examples: "Feed the Bunnies," "The Set Monster," "Math Mats," "Blueberry Buckets," "Tennis Ball Pals," "Big Foot," "Mice and Cheese," "Thumbs–Up Computer".

Section 3: SCIENCE SURPRISES.

Examples: "Dancing Raisins," "Water Magnifier," "Hairy Creatures," "Jack′s Beanstalk," "Amateur Archaeologists," "Teeny Tiny Collection," "Human Sundial"

Section 4: ARTS AND CRAFTS.

Examples: "Mud Painting," "Pet Rocks," "Nature Weaving," "Ironed Flowers," "Coffee Filter Creations," "Kazoo," "Wheels of Art," "Rock Garden"

Section 5: WATER, SAND, AND BLOCK PLAY.

Examples: "Bubble Machine," "Rub A Dub Dub," "Colored Water," "Funnel Fun," "Rock ′n Wash," "Window Painting," "Newspaper Logs".

Section 6: DRAMATIC PLAY.

Examples: "Clubhouse," "Dress–Up Trunk," "Table and Stools," "Car Wash," "Dramatic Play Kits".

Section 7: MOTOR SKILLS AND HOMEMADE EQUIPMENT.

Examples: "Squishy Bag," "Baker′s Dozen Play Dough," "Homemade Sandbox," "Homemade ′Frisbees,′" "Big Mouth Box," "Goofy Golf".

Section 8: GROUP GAMES.

"Marvelous Machine," "The Freeze Dance," "Human Clay," "Doggie and Bone," "Huckleberry Beanstalk," "Hicklety Picklety Bumblebee," "Steal the Bacon".

Section 9: SUPER SNACKS AND SILLY SONGS.

Examples: "Monkey Sandwich," "Fried Worms," "Ants on a Log," "Spider Sandwich," "Tin Can Ice Cream".

Section 10: SPECIAL DAYS.

Examples: "Every Day′s a Special Day!" "Kite Day," "Camping Day," "Wild West," "Olympics," "Luau".

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Jean R. Feldman has been active in the field of early childhood education for over 25 years. She has taught preschool, kindergarten, and elementary grades and currently teaches in the Early Childhood Department at DeKalb (GA) Technical Institute. Dr. Feldman is also the author of A Survival Guide for the Preschool Teacher (The Center for Applied Research in Education, 1991).
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