Boredom Busters for Kids
Rainy days are hard. Witching hour can be even worse. Keeping kids actively engaged & un-bored is just as important to mom's sanity as it is …
Thanksgiving Music Corn Shakers Activity
Fun, hands-on Thanksgiving music activity. Your preschool or pre-k kids will loving making their very own corn shaker for a harvest or Thanksgiving theme.
Kids Art Activity: Freeze Dance Painting | Coffee Cups and Crayons
Big art activities are always a hit with kids, it's fun to create on a large scale. This week we took it to a whole new level with freeze dance painting!
10 Sidewalk Chalk Ideas That'll Keep Kids Entertained for Hours
It is without a doubt, one of our favorite childhood past-times. Sidewalk chalk is an inexpensive and fun way to liven up any summertime day! All it takes is a…
Moving My Body Gross Motor Game -
If you’re happy and you know it clap you hands!! Or in the case of these super fun body gross motor dice… twist your hips, bend your elbow or shake your head! My preschooler loved this fun gross motor game and it was a great way to get her moving on a cold winter day! ...
Brain Breaks - Action Songs for Children - Move and Freeze - Kids Songs by The Learning Station
Popular children’s brain breaks, action and dance song, Move and Freeze. Move and Freeze is from the award-winning CD, “Brain Boogie Boosters”. Brain Boogie ...
Action Dice - Playdough To Plato
Free Action Dice! What a fun way to get kids moving. Perfect rainy day activity or brain break idea.
Using Songs and Props in Pre-K
Ideas for using music and props in Pre-K and Preschool classrooms. Find more music ideas on the Art & Music Resource Page Music Props Number Cards I made numbers on the die-cut machine, glued them
In the Art Room: Welcome to the Jungle
During their first week in art class, all of the artists were asked to create a monochromatic self-portrait on a 3" X 3" piece of paper. I love how their excitement about the Parisian theme in my classroom inspired their work. Well, I thought I'd do something a bit different in this In the Art Room blog post. I usually wait until the kids have finished a masterpiece to share it with you. However, I just don't see a completed project in the very near future. You see, we are neck deep in…
Gross Motor Activities for Preschoolers: The Top 35!
Walk the Line - Another fun physical activity for preschoolers as they study the work of Matt Jolley in Portland, Oregon.
Music Activities for Kids
Dancing to Music Dancing is a great way for your kids to listen to music and to get exercise. In this activity we will be dancing to music in many different ways: 1. Follow the leader. Turn on some music and imitate what the other dancer is doing. See how fun you can make this by turning on different styles of music! 2. Freeze Dance. Turn on some music and randomly stop the music. When the music is stopped, have your kids freeze in place. Now turn the music back on and have your kids dance…