Monthly Archives: February 2017

INVOLVING CHILDREN IN COMMUNITY PROJECTS: Kindness Bingo

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KINDNESS BINGO:

To start out 2017, our community project this month is a refresher on being kind. For them to fully understand why we work on community/service projects, they need to fully understand kindness.

We have been reading books on kindness and taking extra time to point out actions we see around us that are kind. To help with that, we have been playing Kindness Bingo and the children have been rewarded when we get a bingo on our card.

Skills Worked on with this Project:
-Learned about feelings and emotions
-Had discussions about why we should be kind, how it makes us feel
-Put kindness into action

To download your own kindness bingo sheet click here: kindness-bingo

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DRAMATIC PLAY: Hot Cocoa Shop

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To start out 2017, I added a brand new dramatic play center. For the months of January and February our dramatic play center is a: Hot Cocoa Shop

Great article to read on “How Dramatic Play Can Enhance Learning”: http://www.earlychildhoodnews.com/earlychildhood/article_view.aspx?ArticleID=751

Things to Gather for a HOT COCOA SHOP theme:
-Cups
-Cup Sleeves
-Stirrers
-Cash Register
-Play Money
-Empty Whipped Cream/Cool Whip Containers
-Empty Cocoa Boxes/Pouches
-Hot Cocoa Toppings (Chocolate Chips, Marshmallows, Mints, etc…)
-Empty Milk/Cream Containers
-Dishes
-Sale Stand
-Dress Up Clothes
-Phones
-Clipboards
-Paper & Pens

More resources to set up a hot cocoa stand center:
http://www.pre-kpages.com/dramatic-play-hot-cocoa-stand/

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Hot-Chocolate-Cafe-Dramatic-Play-2310597

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Hot-Cocoa-Dramatic-Play-Resources-495860

http://www.daycarespacesandideas.com/blog/hot-chocolate-stand-dramatic-play-pack

http://weedstowishes.blogspot.com/2012/12/hot-chocolate-stand-printables.html

http://www.acupcakefortheteacher.com/2012/12/hot-chocolate-writing-center-updates.html

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/WINTER-Trace-and-Count-2240094

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Hot-Cocoa-Open-Ended-Activity-1028696

 

What our Hot Cocoa Stand looks like…

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