5 Outdoor Mother’s Day Activities

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13th.  Do you have any Mother’s Day activities planned for your preschool children?  Here are some ideas we thought of for celebrating this special holiday outdoors on the preschool playground. 1. Have a Picnic – … READ MORE

Making Maps

Here at The Adventurous Child we make lots of site plans for preschool playgrounds.  We enjoy it and I bet your preschool children would too!  Take clipboards with blank paper outside so the children can make maps of their playground.  … READ MORE

Learning Science and Social Studies while Going Green

“We have not inherited the Earth from our parents; we have borrowed it from our children.” – L. Brown, 1981 Our children are our future, what we have is ultimately theirs.  That is why it is so important for us … READ MORE

How to talk to children about 9/11

9/11 was an event that touched all Americans through a loss of their sense of security.  10 years later,images of the aftermath still stir emotions in the minds and hearts of us all.  When the topic comes up, and it … READ MORE

Labor Day Off

  While some children might be excited about having a 3 day weekend, it is important to teach them why they won’t have school the first Monday in September.  Do they know what Labor Day is?  The last day to … READ MORE

Learning about Time Continuity and Change: Home for the Summer

Does your child attend a preschool that breaks for the summer time?  If so, this is a great time for them to learn the concepts of months and weeks.  Early Learning Standards require that our children learn about physical systems. … READ MORE

Dramatic/Creative Play: Store Front (Part 4 of 4)

“Caps for sale! Caps for sale!” Make your children’s favorite stories come to life with a store front. Place the store front along a bike path and let children create their own story —maybe a lemonade stand, a counter at … READ MORE

Dramatic/Creative Play: Car Wash (Part 3 of 4)

Hot day? Take your kids outside and let them cool off with a car wash. A great addition to any outdoor play area, the car wash allows children to enter and exit through realistic plastic flaps, similar to a real … READ MORE

Dramatic/Creative Play: Playhouse and Gas Pump (Part 2 of 4)

Mimi Brodsky Chenfeld, renowned dance instructor, commented: “I know from my experiences that when children have the chance to move and to be creative, it helps them engage with the rest of the curriculum…. [M]ovement involve[s] language and patterning, which … READ MORE

Creative/Dramatic Play (Part 1 of 4)

“Music, dance, drama, and story are the oldest ways human beings learned to pass on information, traditions, customs, and beliefs…. In the vocabulary of some Native American and African languages, there is no word for art, because art is part … READ MORE