APRIL SHOWERS BRING MUD AND BLOOMING FLOWERS!

APRIL is the “MONTH of the YOUNG CHILD!” 


 Celebrate children during this spring month by encouraging their exploration of mother nature.  Plant a garden in your area and give the parents instructions about planting a small flower or vegetable garden at home so the children can examine, predict, and eat the vegetables during the summer.

CELEBRATE Earth Day and talk with the children about the environment they live in and explore ways to make our earth a better place to live

 

 
  Dig some mud, add water until soupy and invite the children to fingerpaing on shiny paper.  It is a great experience especially for the children who have never put their hand in soil.  Create a bulletin board to display the children’s mud paintings. 

APRIL SHOWERS MAKE MUD!

Child sized garden for digging, planting, predicting, observing and learning about Mother Nature.

APRIL is the month of the FROG and Fanny Frog from Frog Street is one of my favorite frogs. www.frogstreet.com is a great place to find froggie ideas for Pre-K, K & 1st.  I will share information about Frog Street’s SPLASH conference in May. 

Invite the children to squat down on the floor and sing this little ditty as they spring up and down, batting their eyes on the CLUMP, CLUMP, CLUMP!  This is some rhythmic fun that you cannot do just once.

GLUMP went the little green frog one day
GLUMP went the little green frog.

GLUMP went the little green frog one day
And his/her eyes went CLUMP, CLUMP, CLUMP!

CELEBRATE all month and concentrate on the connection to NAEYC and honor all CHILDREN!

 

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2 Responses to APRIL SHOWERS BRING MUD AND BLOOMING FLOWERS!

  1. Deebi27 says:

    How could you be in child care and not realize this is the month of celebrating the week of the young child…not me! This year’s celebration is April 22–28. I will be “cooking” up some extra special goodies that week in particular!

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