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What do you want to learn about ocean

What do you want to learn about ocean

This lesson designed to teach children the basic knowledge of Ocean. In this lesson, you will learn a way to learn what your children are interested in and wish to learn. It helps you to prepare for your lesson and to get your children’s...
What do you know about Ocean?

What do you know about Ocean?

This lesson designed to teach children the basic knowledge of Ocean. In this lesson, you will learn about how to ask your children questions and to know what your children know about...
Water Work

Water Work

This is a real-life activity which is designed to help little children to excise their specific muscles which are necessary for developing basic “skills” they...
Tweezers

Tweezers

This is a real-life activity which is designed to help little children to excise their specific muscle and to learn basic “skills” they...
Spoons

Spoons

This is a real-life activity which is designed to help little children to excise their specific muscle and to learn basic “skills” they...
Pouring Water

Pouring Water

This is a real-life activity which is designed to help little children to excise their specific muscle and to learn basic “skills” they...
Nest and Birds

Nest and Birds

This is an activity which is designed to help children learn how to sort correct things into...
Investigation: How Fat Helps Arctic Animals

Investigation: How Fat Helps Arctic Animals

Maya Billingham | The Independent School | Wichita, Kansas This is a science experiment about the importance of fat to arctic animals. The goal is to demonstrate the property of fat and the benefits of having fat stored in an arctic animal’s body. Read transcript This...
Ideas for Teaching the Four Seasons

Ideas for Teaching the Four Seasons

Amanda Leger | Wichita Collegiate School | Wichita, Kansas Several ideas for teaching students about the seasons: summer, fall, winter, and spring. These include pictures, books, and making your own hands-on materials representing the...
The Life Cycle (Meal Worms)

The Life Cycle (Meal Worms)

Katie Holzman | Discovery Place Preschool | Wichita, KS Students learn about the life cycles of living things by examining mealworms in their various stages of...
What is an Earthquake?

What is an Earthquake?

What causes an earthquake and how does it affect buildings and people? Learn how the movement of the earth’s plates creates this natural...
Making Observations: Five Senses with Apples

Making Observations: Five Senses with Apples

Katie Holzman | Discovery Place Preschool | Wichita, Kansas An exploration of the five senses using varieties of apples to see and feel different sizes and shapes, different tastes and smells, and hear different...
Layers of the Earth

Layers of the Earth

Debra Dennill | Wichita Collegiate School | Wichita, Kansas An example of how different visual aids can be used to teach and review the four layers of the...
Experimenting with Push and Pull

Experimenting with Push and Pull

Neva Thiessen | Early Childhood Educator | Wichita, Kansas Using a few common objects, students experiment with moving a ball around and learn that they can use the forces of pushing and pulling that they sometimes see in...
Scientific Observation: Look, Touch, Taste

Scientific Observation: Look, Touch, Taste

Neva Thiessen | Early Childhood Educator | Wichita, Kansas Basic food items can form the base for teaching scientific observation. Using things that look similar, but taste different, like flour, sugar, and salt, the teacher has students look, touch, and taste each...
How Animals Move

How Animals Move

Neva Thiessen | Early Childhood Educator | Wichita, Kansas Using figures, toys, or pictures, the teacher and students discuss the ways different animals move: swimming, flying, walking, and running. Then, students practice by sorting each animal into groups by type of...
Properties of Light

Properties of Light

Neva Thiessen | Early Childhood Educator | Wichita, Kansas A flashlight and a few different types of paper or material are used to teach young children about light. The teacher and students experiment with ways that light does and does not pass through objects then...
Using Celery to Teach Scientific Method

Using Celery to Teach Scientific Method

Blake Burbach | Discovery Place Preschool | Wichita, Kansas The teacher uses celery and food coloring as an experiment to introduce the Scientific Method. Each step of the Scientific Method is taught during this...
Making Observations: Sense of Smell

Making Observations: Sense of Smell

Heidi Jo Gallagher | Wichita Collegiate School | Wichita, Kansas The teacher reviews all five senses before focusing on the sense of smell for this lesson. Students smell different scents and decide whether they think the smell is good or bad. They graph their...
Observing the Growth of Bean Seeds

Observing the Growth of Bean Seeds

Heidi Jo Gallagher | Wichita Collegiate School | Wichita, Kansas This science activity tracks the growth of bean seeds. Each students plants a seed and watches the way it grows and changes over time, while drawing their...
Exploring Shadows and Light

Exploring Shadows and Light

Katie Holzman | Discovery Place Preschool | Wichita, Kansas The teacher and students go outside on a sunny day to learn about their shadows. They observe their own shadows as the move around, look for other objects that have shadows, and answer questions about light...
Having a Student Describe Today’s Weather

Having a Student Describe Today’s Weather

Amanda Leger | Wichita Collegiate School | Wichita, Kansas This lesson helps students learn about weather and seasons. A student chosen as the “meteorologist” looks out the window and uses picture cards to show the current weather. The cards depict various...
Demonstrating Solid, Liquid and Gas with Water

Demonstrating Solid, Liquid and Gas with Water

Sumita Ghosh | Wichita Collegiate School | Wichita, Kansas The teacher shows students a glass of water as an example of a liquid, some ice as an example of the solid form, and steam as an example of gas. Then she asks them to color in a sheet that shows these same...
The Solar System Song

The Solar System Song

This song teaches young students about the sun and planets in our solar system. Each planet is named, and several of its distinctive features are described. Written and performed by A.J. Jenkins. Video by KidsTV123. For MP3s, worksheets and much more:...
Teaching the Underhand Throw with Rhymes

Teaching the Underhand Throw with Rhymes

Kathy Wagner | Wichita Collegiate School | Wichita, Kansas In this physical education lesson, the teacher uses simple rhymes to teach students how to throw a ball underhanded — also known as the “tick tock throw.” The students learn to hold the ball...
Teaching Fine Motor Skills: Winding Activity

Teaching Fine Motor Skills: Winding Activity

Kristin Freed | Wichita Collegiate School | Wichita, Kansas In this lesson, students do a winding activity that helps them develop fine motor skills. Students must focus and concentrate on using both hands together to complete the exercise. These skills create a base...
Outdoor Game Using Observation and Senses

Outdoor Game Using Observation and Senses

Heidi Jo Gallagher | Wichita Collegiate School | Wichita, Kansas In this game, students use their senses to explore outdoors. The teacher asks them to find objects with certain characteristics, such as smooth, small, rough, or crunchy. When students find things that...
Teaching Magnetic Force: Bag Fishing

Teaching Magnetic Force: Bag Fishing

Neva Thiessen | Early Childhood Educator | Wichita, Kansas A game that teaches students about magnets and what is attracted to them and what is not. Using a “fishing pole” and a bag of items that include some metal items and some non-metal items, students learn that...
Teaching Body Coordination with a Fun Song

Teaching Body Coordination with a Fun Song

Kristin Freed | Wichita Collegiate School | Wichita, Kansas This fun “Grasshopper Song” helps young students develop coordination in making small movements with their mouths, and also helps them learn to coordinate larger physical movements with their...
Ideas for Teaching About Weather

Ideas for Teaching About Weather

Amanda Leger | Wichita Collegiate School | Wichita, Kansas A teacher can use a daily calendar chart and books to teach about weather. A student is selected to be the “meteorologist.” They look outside to see the weather, and then place pictures on the...
Making Observations by Touching Objects

Making Observations by Touching Objects

Neva Thiessen | Early Childhood Educator | Wichita, Kansas In this activity, students learn how to make observations using their sense of touch. The teacher provides several objects for students to touch and hold, and they sort the objects according to whether they...
Working on Observation Using a Listening Game

Working on Observation Using a Listening Game

Neva Thiessen | Early Childhood Educator | Wichita, Kansas This activity teaches students how to make scientific observations with their sense of hearing. The teacher places objects in small boxes that will make different sounds when the box is shaken. The students...
Using Paint to Teach Colors and Observation

Using Paint to Teach Colors and Observation

Neva Thiessen | Early Childhood Educator | Wichita, Kansas In this lesson, the teacher uses watercolor paint to teach students about observing colors with their sense of sight. They also observe colors in their classroom and...
Water Activity: Exploring and Observing

Water Activity: Exploring and Observing

Heidi Jo Gallagher | Wichita Collegiate School | Wichita, Kansas In this activity, the teacher sets up an “Observation Station” for students to play, explore and discover the properties of water. They also learn vocabulary such as “float” and...
The Digestive System

The Digestive System

The breaking down of food inside our body is known as digestion. There are several organs in the body that help in this process. This video takes children through the system that helps turn food into energy for our...
Parts of the Body

Parts of the Body

This interactive video helps young students learn the words for parts of their bodies. It includes fun physical movement as the children follow the motions of the character in the...
Which Holds More?

Which Holds More?

This video demonstrates an activity for teaching capacity in kindergarten and preschool. Students look at two containers and try to determine which one would hold more liquid. One of the goals in this lesson is to get young students thinking about precise ways to...
Seasons Song Video

Seasons Song Video

The Seasons Song is a Science song that teaches the seasons of the year. The Seasons Song teaches the Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. Download the Science Songs on iTunes – CLICK HERE: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/science-songs/id423354230 Order the...
Ideas for Outdoor Active Play

Ideas for Outdoor Active Play

This video features activities that can be done with young children outside and focuses on ways to practice balance and stay active. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Make sure to ALWAYS use discretion when deciding appropriate actives and supervise your...
Activity: Observing Opposites in Nature

Activity: Observing Opposites in Nature

This lesson, also called Six of One, Half Dozen of the Other, engages students in using their senses and observations to identify and classify objects in the garden classroom. It also introduces language arts and the concept of opposites. Find this and hundreds more...
Yes, I Can! Animal Song For Children

Yes, I Can! Animal Song For Children

“Yes, I Can!” is a super simple animal song that introduces a bunch of fun animals, action verbs, and the phrases, “Can you___?” and “Yes, I can. / No I can’t.” Music and Lyrics: Copyright 2011 Super Simple Learning® Video:...
The Weather Song | “Sun, Rain, Wind, and Snow”

The Weather Song | “Sun, Rain, Wind, and Snow”

“Sun, Rain, Wind, and Snow” is a fun folk song for children that explains different types of weather. In each verse, the characters explore all the fun things you can do when it’s sunny, rainy, windy, or snowy. This is a great introduction for...
Let’s Go To The Zoo

Let’s Go To The Zoo

Dance like the animals do with this active kids song “Let’s Go To The Zoo” from the CD and DVD “Super Simple Songs – Animals.” Stomp like elephants, jump like kangaroos, swing like monkeys, waddle like penguins, slither like snakes,...
Ideas for Teaching Food Groups

Ideas for Teaching Food Groups

An idea for teaching the five food groups to first graders includes engaging students in a sorting activity. Expert: Miriam Cook Bio: Miriam Cook is a certified Family and Consumer Science teacher and freelance writer who has taught children from preschool to high...
My Body

My Body

http://ABCmouse.com/LearnMore “My Body” (See below for lyrics) The original children’s song “My Body” helps children learn basic body parts and motor skills, set to the tune of the classic “My Bonnie.” This song helps teach...
Teaching Nutrition at Mealtime

Teaching Nutrition at Mealtime

This video features all the topics that can be taught while sharing a meal together. The teacher and students discuss the taste, texture, and color of the food as well as nutritional benefits and portion size. See more videos about teaching childhood nutrition at:...
Let’s Learn About the Four Seasons

Let’s Learn About the Four Seasons

There are four seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. Learn about what causes the different seasons, and what’s special about each one. Seasons Guide: Louise McCartney Director: Michael Harrison Written and Produced by Kimberly Hatch Harrison Artwork by...
Preschool Learn to Dance: Can You Plant a Bean

Preschool Learn to Dance: Can You Plant a Bean

Dance ‘n Beats is a research-based movement program with step by step training videos and dance choreography for early childhood educators and dance instructors to use with young children. Can You Plant a Bean Dance is from the Dancing Down on the Farm DVD. The...
Walking In The Jungle

Walking In The Jungle

Let’s take a walk in the jungle! “Walking In The Jungle” teaches jungle animals and actions (walking, stomping, jumping, skipping) with some creative play. Music & Lyrics: Copyright 2011 Super Simple Learning® Video: Copyright 2013 Super Simple...
Farm Animals for Children

Farm Animals for Children

“Farm animals for children” is designed to introduce toddlers and young children to farm animals, and help slightly older kids and non-native English speakers (ESL) learn how to spell them. The video features old-time/bluegrass music, live video footage,...
Ideas for Investigating Nature

Ideas for Investigating Nature

This video shares many ideas for how preschool children can engage in learning activities while investigating insects, worms, gardening, and other aspects of nature. Read more about the Investigations curriculum used by the Center for Early Childhood Education at...
Seasons Song

Seasons Song

Zach and Reggie love all four seasons. Spring! Summer! Autumn! Winter! A fun, upbeat, and original Pancake Manor song for kids. Music, Puppets, Voices, and Art by Billy Reid There are four seasons that happen in a year Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter Spring, Summer,...
How’s the Weather Song

How’s the Weather Song

How’s the Weather Song is a fun, simple song for preschool, kindergarten kids and the ESL / EFL classroom to learn the weather. ——————————————————–...
Incorporating Motor Play in the Preschool Classroom

Incorporating Motor Play in the Preschool Classroom

Active play promotes children’s learning. Research has shown that children are much more attentive right after they have engaged in active motor play. In addition, children learn through movement. Adults can integrate movement into daily routines and planned...
Planting Fast-growing Seeds

Planting Fast-growing Seeds

Planting fast-growing seeds is a great activity for preschoolers. Tessa Giordano, longtime director of a successful nationally accredited early childhood program, discusses options for planting seeds that produce quick, easy to see results. More information at:...
Animals

Animals

In this lessons the students learn about animals by looking at images, feeling figures of animals, and making animal...
Body Parts

Body Parts

Everybody has a body! This is the official music video for “Body Parts” from Spaghetti Eddie! http://www.thespaghettieddie.com LYRICS: Copyright Brendan Parker Music Everybody has a body Everybody has body parts, body parts You have 10 fingers You have 10...
Dance and Move with the SHAKE BREAK SONG ♫

Dance and Move with the SHAKE BREAK SONG ♫

Reggie has been sitting for too long, so Zach suggests some exercise in the form of a “Shake Break.” An original song by Billy Reid for kids and toddlers. Enjoy this kids song / baby song from Pancake Manor! Song © Billy Reid Facebook :...
Activity about the Five Senses

Activity about the Five Senses

Students review the five senses with pictures then move to an activity where they identify and describe objects using their five senses. This is also good practice for developing strong beginning descriptive language skills. For more information and full lesson plan...
Active Play: 3 to 5 years

Active Play: 3 to 5 years

Head, shoulders, knees & toes – Warms up the body and increases body and movement awareness Lily pad jumping – Improves jumping skills Obstacle course – Improves climbing ability, co-ordination and balance skills Skittles – Develops...
Active Play: 2 to 3 years

Active Play: 2 to 3 years

Warm up – Prepares the body for movement Obstacle course – Improves climbing ability, co-ordination and balance skills Catching balls – Develops hand/eye co-ordination Target throwing – develops ability to release and throw a ball in...
Hand Washing Songs: When Do I Wash My Hands?

Hand Washing Songs: When Do I Wash My Hands?

This is a fun “responsive singing” activity listing important times to wash your hands while enjoying a fun march around the room. These videos demonstrate how day care workers can use 8 fun songs and free classroom activities to encourage children and...
Hand Washing Songs: Here Comes a Sneeze

Hand Washing Songs: Here Comes a Sneeze

Kids love this song as they catch “pretend sneezes” in tissues or elbows. These videos demonstrate how day care workers can use 8 fun songs and free classroom activities to encourage children and workers to practice better hand washing habits. Free MP3...
Hand Washing Songs: Invisible Things

Hand Washing Songs: Invisible Things

Even when hands or toys look clean, they can be covered with invisible germs. These videos demonstrate how day care workers can use 8 fun songs and free classroom activities to encourage children and workers to practice better hand washing habits. Free MP3 files,...
Preschool Song for Circle Time

Preschool Song for Circle Time

This song is a super circle time addition to increase body and senses awareness, as well as greetings and participation. I hear with my ears and I smell with my nose. I taste with my tongue feel with fingers and toes. I see with my two eyes a very nice you. You-hoo,...
Science Activity: Making a Grass Man

Science Activity: Making a Grass Man

In this science activity, preschool students plant and grow grass seeds in a can. Students create faces on their cans and observe the seeds as they grow. The grass eventually becomes the hair of their “grass man.” Find more preschool science activities at:...
Washy Washy Clean

Washy Washy Clean

Let’s learn Hand washing with this jingle! Lyrics: It’s fun to wash your hands And I know you understand So we washy washy clean, scrub scrub We start with washing palm to palm Between each finger let us rub Now the back of the hands, its such a simple...