Showing posts with label summer activities for kids. Show all posts
Showing posts with label summer activities for kids. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Activities for Preschoolers In The Summer

Summer is here - finally! Although it is a bit cooler than normal for around this time of year, it is still nice to see the sunny days and clear skies.

Summer is a great time for you to get outside with your kids and try out some unique activities for preschoolers. Physical activity is something that children need more of these days. With the growing popularity of video games over the last couple decades, as well as television etc. we see alot of children and preschoolers being baby sat by the tv sets.

Don't get me wrong, television can be fun and even educational, but everything has to be in balance.

Childhood Obesity:

Yes, there are more cases of childhood obesity happening today than ever before. Too many boxed and processed breakfasts, lunches and suppers for children. No thought or little thought goes into providing nutritious, healthy snacks for kids, healthy preschool lunches and suppers for kids.

Treats always seem to be candy for children. What about providing wholesome delicious snacks that are good for children and adults!

Outdoor Activities For Preschool Kids  and Children:

Kids can play in splash pools at the local park, supervised of course. There are many outside games and activities like hide and go seek, tag or what about simply kicking a ball around, helping you clean up the yard or helping you to pick up litter around the house.

Being outside gives you opportunities to teach kids about nature, talk about the different animals and wildlife and why we have to respect them and take care of them and respect living things. Also, we can develop respect for the environment and the earth by teaching kids about pollution and littering and why these are bad.

Preschool Outdoor Art Activities:

Preschool Art Activity #1

You could do something as simple as let your kids sketch with some crayons, drawing the trees they see, the sunny sky or different birds or animals they may see.

Preschool Art Activity #2

On a summer day you can give your kids some bigger paint brushes and a bucket of water and let them paint using the water on a flat concrete or brick wall. The water of course evaporates and no harm is done. Kids Love it!

Preschool Art Activity #3

Along a section of a chain link fence, between a couple of trees or on an old wall you could tie an old 'white sheet'.

Give the kids some paint brushes and some non toxic children's paint and let them paint anything they want and a variety of colors etc. The 'white sheet' acts like a big white canvas!

It's alot of fun!

Well, thats it for this post on preschool activities for the summer time! Visit our preschool & kids websites for more great activities, kindergarten printables and more!

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Preschool Summer Activities for You and Your Kids

One thing children love is tea parties, hot chocolate parties, or any kind of party where you can make something that you can also enjoy. But in these summer months who wants a hot drink!?

Here is a recipe for a delicious and refreshing punch. You can have a dress up party and then all sit down in your “adult clothes” and sip on some wonderful cold tasty punch.

This recipe is enough for a preschool class or large group of children. If you are a Home Daycare Provider you can always cut this recipe in half. It’s pretty easy without much measuring at all.

Tooty Fruity Punch

2x2L Bottles of Ginger Ale
1L Club Soda
1 Can Lemonade
¼ cup sugar
1 pack of frozen strawberries
1 pack of frozen raspberries
2-4 trays of ice
Orange slices for garnish (optional)
Punch bowl/stirring spoon
Plastic champagne style cups


Empty the contents of the lemonade can in the bottom of the punch bowl, then pour the sugar on the frozen lemonade.

Next, empty the Ginger Ale and the Club Soda in the punch bowl and stir all ingredients together.

To finish, add as much frozen fruit as you desire, or 1 cup of each. Then set the orange slices on top so they are floating. Then using the ladle fill each plastic champagne cup about half way. Feel free to have seconds, thirds or more.

There you have it, refreshing Tooty Fruity Dress up Party Punch!


Thursday, April 10, 2008

Get Your Kids Off The Couch With These Outdoor Toys

If you have had enough of the kids spending all their time in front of a television or a computer screen, the time has come to get them out of house and into the fresh air and sunshine. One of the best ways to encourage outdoor activity and plenty of exercise is with the aid of fun outdoor toys. Here are some examples of toys that may be just what you need to entice the kids to get up, get out, and have some fun.

There are outdoor toys that will work for just about any age and gender group. For young boys, Air Hogs has a varied line of toys that will do the trick. The RC planes are a lot of fun, and also very inexpensive. Small and made of plastic and Styrofoam components, these RC planes will stand up to a lot of wear and can be had for around $40.00. The RC Aero Ace Jet will also delight the kids and sells for around the same price. For ore fun, there is the RC Air Hogs Super bike that retails for around $20.00.

For younger children, outdoor toys often means water toys. Check out the range of offerings such as Aquaplay, WHAM-O Slip N Slide, and various water guns that are ideal for running around and cooling off at the same time. Many of these water toys can be purchased at discount retail outlets and at online stores for very little cost.

Hand held toys such as pinwheels are a lot of fun. They are inexpensive, come in a wide range of colors, and are ideal for spending sometime outside under the trees. The kids may even get into trading pinwheels with their friends.

How about some wheels to maneuver around the yard or perhaps the neighborhood? If your kids want to get a little mobile, consider a classic Radio Flyer, kettle r, or a Razor Scooter. You can find some great options for wheeled toys at local stores.

Keep in mind that purchasing creative toys is only part of the process for getting the kids out into the open air. Parents need exercise and sunshine too. Make it a point to spend time outside with your kids and you may rediscover some of the delights from your own childhood. Toss around a football, fly a kite, or play games like Tag. Not only will both you and your kids get some exercise, but you also will build some great memories together.

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