"TASTE IT" SPRING FRUIT EDITION
- Seasonal spring fruits: apricots, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, figs, lemons, loquats, nectarines, oranges, peaches, plums, raspberries, strawberries, etc.
- Plastic knife
- Small plates
What to do:
- Bikes, scooters, tricycles, wagons, etc.
- Stop and go signs (you can have the children pre-make these by using paper plates and painting or coloring them red and green.)
FAMILY APPRECIATION THANK YOU CARDS
- Colored construction paper
- Blank sheet of white paper with "Thank you" at the top
- DIfferent colored markers or crayons
Have the children help decorate one side of the construction paper then set aside. Ask each child the reason they would like to thank their family. Write down what the children have stated on the piece of white paper (older children can write their own reasons as to why they would like to thank their family) and staple or glue to their colored construction paper making a card. Have each child write their name on their card. At the end of the day have the children give the card to their family.
CANVAS PAINTING FOR YOUR LOVED ONES
- Small canvas frames
- Assorted paints
- Paint brushes and cups
To show appreciation to the child's parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, caregiver, etc… Invite the children to paint a gift of love on a canvas. Children can choose to paint anything they wish, for example, shapes, dots, rainbows, hearts, blots of color, flowers, etc… Place butcher paper or newspaper on either children’s tables or the floor so the children can work on their canvas painting, making sure each child has their own space to work in. Remember there is no right or wrong way to paint. Invite the children to have fun. Once the paint is dry the children can present their gifts of appreciation to their loved one.
TWIST AND TURN/BEND AND STRETCH www.sparkpe.org
- 1 beanbag per 2 children
- 4 cones
- Music player
- 1 playground ball per 2 children
Create an activity area where the children can stand with their partner. Give one beanbag per pair. Children will work with their partner to warm up, stretch, and pass the beanbag back and forth.
TWIST AND TURN
Have the children stand back-to-back with their partner. While bending their knees and keeping their hips forward they will pass the beanbag by twisting and turning from side to side. They can start slowly then go faster if they are able too.
BEND AND STRETCH
Have the children move 1 small step away from their partner. They will see if they can pass the beanbag between their legs when they bend, then over the head as they stretch. Have them start slowly to avoid bumping each other.