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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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:...
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:...
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,...
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...