13 Fun Early Childhood Activities

Looking for some activities that would help your kid improve skills?

Susan LaBella, an early childhood editor from Education World created a long list of activities that would help your kid or kids enjoy early childhood. These are some activities that early learning centres in Sydney adapt:

ANYTIME ACTIVITY

Brown Bear Game
Children are task to point out every animal in the book. They are to name the color of each animal and to make a sound as the animal makes. Make a bear-shaped school booklet and ask every child to draw something else that Brown Bear might have seen. Give each a precut bear-shaped leaf of paper and a tiny cup of chocolate custard pudding then use it to create a brown bear by finger paint.

JANUARY 

Happy New Year Game
January marks the first month of the year. Show the students the following months after and teach them about the pattern of the months. Roam around the school then make the students use noisemakers, hats, confetti, banners as they wish everyone a Happy New Year. Have students create a resolution or class resolution for the day.

FEBRUARY 

Valentine’s Day Activity for Kids
A love month. Using white, pink, and red hearts create a storm of heart in your classroom by hanging it from the ceiling. Show the students how to cut hearts from a folded paper. Using a sponge, sponge paint the heart shapes.

MARCH ACTIVITIES

Nutritious Reading Activity
Use these books for reading:

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs – Judi Barrett
Eating the Alphabet: Fruits and Vegetables from A to Z by Lois Ehlert
Oliver’s Vegetables by Vivian French

APRIL ACTIVITIES

Let’s Plant Activity
Get paper egg tray and let each child fill a pocket of an with seeding soil. They can plant any seed in their pocket. Place the egg tray in a bright sunlit area and have the students water the seeds frequently. Chart each growth and take a picture as it grows.

MAY

A Mother’s Day Gift of Love Activity
Provide each student with a small box (jewelry size). Wrap it in colorful floral print and match it with ribbon and a card.

JUNE 

Seeing Stars (Flag Day) Activity
Provide students white construction paper, star-shaped cookie cutters, and red and blue tempera paint. Dunk the cookie cutters into color and print it onto the white papers. After the paint is dry, children can spread glue and sprinkle colored glitter.

SUMMER

Toss It Game
Get a cardboard box and cut two large star shapes. Paint it with red, white, and blue stripes. Gather the children to take turns to throw a bean bag through the star cutouts.

BACK-TO-SCHOOL 

Back-to-School Bus Game
Create a large yellow school bus with a window for each student. Staple it on a bulletin board. Put a picture of their faces in the window then label your school bus.

SEPTEMBER 

Leaf Prints Activity
Provide paintbrushes, tempera paints in fall colors, and construction paper. Let the children paint the leaves and press onto the paper.

OCTOBER 

Pumpkin Poem Activity
Write the word pumpkin vertically on chart paper. Ask students for two to three words representing pumpkins that start with each character of the word p-u-m-p-k-i-n.

NOVEMBER

Giving Thanks Activity
Read Thanksgiving Is for Giving Thanks – Margaret Sutherland. Ask the students what they are thankful for then Record on chart paper.

DECEMBER 

Where’s Rudolph Game
Give each student a piece of whole wheat bread. Use peanut butter, pretzel sticks for antlers and legs, raisins for eyes, cherry for nose, and licorice string for mouth and tail.

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