Need a shelf for those classroom supplies or want to add some creativity to your Dramatic Play Center? Below I have used an expandable shoe rack and baskets to hold items for my House Center.
Have fun with these Nursery Rhyme activities!
Make a Paper Mache Humpty Dumpty by dipping newspaper strips into a flour/water mixture, then covering an inflated balloon. Attach arms, legs, and large google eyes to it after it has dried and hardened.
Count plums with Little Jack Horner by using an aluminum pie pan.
Use yarn and a paper plate to weave an Itsy Bitsy Spider web.
Placing letter cookies in alphabetical order on a cookie sheet
The cold weather is a great introduction for winter related topics, such as snow and mittens. By creating winter portraits, making large cotton ball snowmen, and matching lowercase scarves to uppercase snowmen, etc., winter can be fun for the kids indoors and outdoors.
Matching numbered airplanes to clouds
Making a fire truck with construction paper and popsicle sticks
Creating a hot air balloon with construction paper, a paper cup, and tissue paper
Making a train with square sponges and fingerprints
Here is a helpful solution. Number all of your puzzles, then write corresponding numbers on the backs of all the puzzle pieces. In case you find a missing piece, you will know exactly where it goes.
Completing a puzzle can sometimes be a challenge for little ones. Give them a helping hand by creating an outline of the puzzle. Remove one puzzle piece at a time and draw around it with a permanent marker. Knowing the shape of the pieces can be a helpful tool in helping children complete it.