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Daily Activities for Young Children- February 2018

I have been asked to do a monthly calendar of activities and this is my first for this year.  I am sorry it is late in the month, but I hope you find it helpful.  Other than activities, I wanted … Continue reading

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Ant Day

DAILY FUN ACTIVITY: Eat lunch outside and then count the ants. Our theme today will be Ant Day! Talk about Ants. Ants are social insects. Social insects live together in colonies. They depend on each other for survival and can … Continue reading

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More Boney Science- Strength of Bones

The calcium in bones helps to make them very strong. To explain the strength of bones, take a sheet of paper and roll it into a tube making sure that the top and bottom overlap in the tube. Tape it … Continue reading

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Rice Cake Bird Feeder

Make a Bird feeder with your children. You will need: Rice cake for each child (or as many as you would like to make) Pipe cleaner butter knife Peanut butter (shortening or lard) bird seed Let children put a pipe … Continue reading

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Spring Arts and Crafts- Birds

I love spring, and I love birds! I will be posting several bird activities over the next few days. Most will be arts and crafts, but some will include science, cutting skills, math skills, shape skills, and more!! This little … Continue reading

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Science Experiment- Parachutes and Air Resistance

I remember, as a child, at our family’s grocer store, each year about this time, the toy man would bring parachutes.  Those little plastic parachutes with an army man tied to the end.  We loved those little things.  I never … Continue reading

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Science- Paper and Straw Glider

Today, we are going to make a straw and paper hoop glider.  You can experiment with the glider by using different size hoops and straws.   For this project you will need: a 3×5 index card, cut into three one … Continue reading

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