Daycare.com Forum

Go Back   Daycare.com Forum > Curriculum

Curriculum Post any curriculum ideas, activites or projects that wouldbe helpful to our Daycare community. What is your teaching philosophy?

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-22-2014, 01:34 PM
Christina72684's Avatar
Christina72684 Christina72684 is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 406
Question Centers/Activity box ideas needed

I don't know what everyone calls them. Here they're used during "center time" but they're activity boxes that are small, fit in a shoe box sized tote, can be done by 1-3 kids, and can be do on their own. During "center time" I assign groups of 1-3 kids (depending on moods and who's here) and we have 3-5 centers that the kids are at for a designated time and then we rotate.

Anyone else do this for their preschoolers? What are some ideas that you have? Here's just a few that we do:

Pom Poms: We have a shoe box size tote that has pom poms that are small, medium, and large with several different colors. Using a cheap set of tongs or clothespins kids pinch the pom poms and sort them in veggie trays by either size or color. Or I will draw out a pattern and they copy it.

Beads on pipe cleaners: In the small rectangle baby food containers (plastic, not glass) I put several beads and a pipe cleaner. On the lid of the container I draw a pattern that they must repeat on the pipe cleaner.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-22-2014, 01:49 PM
Thriftylady's Avatar
Thriftylady Thriftylady is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Ohio
Posts: 5,887
Default

I am stealing the beads on pipe cleaners.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-22-2014, 03:38 PM
kendallina's Avatar
kendallina kendallina is online now
Advanced Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,582
Default

If you look on pinterest (or even just do a google search) for "busy bags" there's a ton of ideas there that might help.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-26-2014, 06:42 AM
Christina72684's Avatar
Christina72684 Christina72684 is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 406
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kendallina View Post
If you look on pinterest (or even just do a google search) for "busy bags" there's a ton of ideas there that might help.
Thanks! I didn't know what term to use
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Poem Ideas Needed Jenniferdawn Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 3 12-12-2012 09:54 AM
Creative Ideas Needed Lianne Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 14 11-20-2010 11:45 AM
Toddler Halloween Party Ideas SilverSabre25 Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10 10-04-2010 01:44 PM
Grand Opening Ideas susanpierce124 Curriculum 2 01-22-2010 07:29 AM
Fundraising ideas? vpierce2 Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 5 09-27-2009 09:01 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:54 PM.



Daycare.com         Find A Daycare         List Your Daycare         Toys & Products                 About Us

Daycare.com
Please read our Disclaimer before continuing.

Topics pertain mainly to the following States:

Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming