Category Archives: Activities for Children

How To Make the Most of Museum Field Trips

Field trips, while being a large undertaking, are in important part of the learning process. Getting children out of the classroom and face-to-face with a topic can bring engagement to a whole new level. In honor of International Museum Day … Continue reading

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Teaching healthy habits to young children: A joint effort

Children learn healthy habits early and they pick them up by seeing adults in their lives model healthy behavior and by being encouraged to do it themselves. So who are they picking these habits up from? Those they spend the … Continue reading

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Show a little appreciation on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner so many classrooms are celebrating this week, while still others will simply pass over the day in an effort to eliminate holidays from the classroom. As Julie Bisson notes in Celebrate!: An Anti-Bias … Continue reading

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Halloween Science: Some pumpkin fun for children

Do you have some left over pumpkins from your Halloween celebration? Or perhaps your local store or garden shop has some extra stock of gourds? If so, you are well on your way to a fun science and math lesson … Continue reading

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Is the back-to-school glow gone? Bring the shine back

For most of us school has been back in session for several weeks. The luster of the new clothes, backpacks, and classmates has begun to wear off. So what can you do to re-engage students and get them excited to … Continue reading

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Teaching children the power of hello

Everyone is heading back to school and child care which means it is time to meet new people and make new friends. For some children, that can be a scary idea and even if you aren’t shy there are times … Continue reading

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3 fun ways to get moving with children

Children love to move. Yet, somewhere between childhood and adulthood that desire seems to dwindle for most people. There are so many other things vying for our attention and they keep stealing the valuable exercise time of younger and younger … Continue reading

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