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A Trip to the Market

Involve your child in food shopping and meal preparation whenever you can.

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Acting out a Favorite Story

Act out your child's favorite story with her. Get creative an use prompts found around the house.

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All About Me Poster

A fun activity to help you share what makes your child special.

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Alphabet Pretzels

Make delicious pretzels in the shapes of different letters.

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Animal Cracker Counting

Make learning fun even during snack time. Encourage your child to count and name the different anima

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Apple Oatmeal

Preparing this yummy breakfast is a simple way to make learning fun for your young child.

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Baby Clinic

Allow your child to become familiar with what happens at a doctor's office by introducing this activ

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Baked Tofu Nuggets

Have your child explore with his five senses by helping you in the kitchen.

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Baked Tofu Sticks

Making this healthy snack is a fun learning opportunity for your little one.

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Banana Pudding in a Bag

Let your child help you make this recipe in a bag.

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Bean Bags

Create your own bean bags using household items.

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Beginning to Share

This activity helps your preschooler practice sharing with others.

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Bird's Nest

Create this food dish with your child.

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Board Game

Make your own board game.

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Bowling

Play bowling with your child using household items.

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Boys’ Day Carp

Celebrate Boy's Day by making a carp, which is a Japanese tradition.

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Burger Soup

This delicious soup is a heart-healthy meal that you and your child can make together.

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Calendar Fun

Use a calendar to teach your child about months, days, and timing of events.

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Carrot Parfait

Enjoy making this health parfait.

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Cheese Chip Salad in a Bag

Make a delicious meal using a chip bag!

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Clothespin Magnets

Have your child create clothespin magnets to hold things such as grocery lists or messages.

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Color Frames

Learn primary and secondary colors by making your own color frames.

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Color Wheel

Make learning colors fun by creating a color wheel.

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Counting and Sorting

Teach your little one counting and sorting by using household items, such as buttons and egg carton

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Counting Forward and Backward

Have your child count forward and backward using household items, such as cereal and bowls.

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Counting Poem

This is a fun poem to help your child learn to count.

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Counting Steps

Be creative with your child when doing this activity. Make up your own steps.

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Create a Story

Create your own story with your child.

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Create Your Own Book

Help your child make her own book about something that interests her.

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Creating Shapes

Experiment with making shapes out of paper by folding and cutting.

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Crunchy Oat Bar

This tasty snack is also a healthy one to make with your child.

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Cup Phones

Use cup phones to teach your child about communication.

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Does It Float or Sink?

At the beach, make an experiment with different items to find which floats or sinks.

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Dot to Dot

Have fun counting or learning the alphabets with your child by connecting the dots in a picture.

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Egg Carton Caterpillars

Make a caterpillar with an egg carton.

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Family Rules

Come up with simple rules together that everyone in the family can follow.

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Following Directions

Make following directions fun by using games, music, and dancing.

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Frog Friends Counting Game

Learning is fun when you can count using food. Make a story of frogs using vegetables and have your

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Frozen Yogurt Pop

Fun cooking activity that teaches children how ingredients transform when you freeze them.

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Fruit Math

Learn about math by slicing fruits.

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Fruit Slush

Simple and refreshing snack recipe to do with your child.

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Fun With Nursery Rhymes

Share nursery rhymes with your child, adding hand motions that go with the rhymes.

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Fun With Shapes

Use chalk to draw on a concrete surface such as your sidewalk and play simple games such as follow t

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Garlands (Lei) and Chains

Make a wonderful lei or garland using household items.

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Gelatin Fun

Make learning fun even during snack time.

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Ham and Cheese Scones

Cooking teaches valuable lessons. These quick and delicious scones are something the whole family wi

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Handprint Art

Make flowers, wreath, and creatures using your child's handprint.

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Hanger Scale

Make your own scale to teach your child about the weight of different objects.

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Hardboiled Egg Experiment

Teach your child how brushing your teeth keeps surfaces clean.

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Healthy Food Collage

Help your child create a collage of his/her favorite fruits and vegetables.

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Homemade Granola

Cooking teaches valuable lessons. Enjoy making this snack with your child.

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

Have your child plant a seed and have her track how it's growing.

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How Long Is It?

Use slippers to teach your child about measuring.

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How Many Cups?

Teach your child about volume by gathering different sized plastic containers and having your child

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I Can Help

Have your child help set the table for mealtime.

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Identifying Shapes

Learn different shapes by using string and finding objects at home.

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Is It the Same or Different?

Use objects to talk about how items are the same or different.

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Jan Ken Po (Junk an’ a po)

Teach your child Jan Ken Po to decide who goes first when taking turns

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Junior Fire Fighter

Teaching your child about fire safety is very important. Create a floor plan with your child and pra

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Keeping the Beat

Introduce your child to rhythms and beats.

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Kites

Make a kite with household items such as a plastic grocery bag and toilet paper tube.

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Learning My Home Telephone Number and Address

Start the discussion with your child about how to be safe by introducing this activity about importa

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Let’s Go Shopping

Set up a pretend grocery store.

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Let’s Pretend

The sky's the limit on what you and your child can pretend to be or do.

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Let’s Read!

Helpful tips to engage your child in reading.

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Let’s Sing

Here's a variety of songs to sing with your child.

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Matching Game

Play a fun card game to match each pair of cards.

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May I Take Your Order?

Help your child design a take-out menu for a “pretend” restaurant.

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Mobiles

Make a mobile with your child.

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Monkey Bites

This delicious snack is easy and fun to make with your little one!

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My Body Puzzle

This activity is a fun way to have your child identify their body parts and make them feel unique an

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My Feelings Book

Create a book that helps your child identify different feelings.

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Nature Walk

Take a walk outside with your child and collect natural materials to make a fun activity.

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Nature Walk

Here is an activity to support your preschooler’s development.

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Number Cards

Help your child learn numbers by playing a number game with cards.

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Number Chart

Have fun counting with your little one by using stamps and stickers in a number chart.

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Number Rubbings

Help your child make 3-D number rubbings with glue and sand.

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On the Go Ravioli Spinach Lasagna

Cooking teaches valuable lessons. This quick and delicious lasagna dish is something the whole fami

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Ornaments

Make custom ornaments with your child.

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Painting With Food Coloring

Make colorful creations by painting with food coloring.

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Pan Sushi

Cooking teaches valuable lessons. Enjoy this delicious sushi recipe with your child!

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Pantomine (Charades) for Kids

Movement activities for your child

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Photo Routine Chart

Create this chart to help your child with their daily routines.

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Picture Frames

Have your child choose a special photo and make a frame for it.

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Pinwheels

Make a pinwheel using household items such as paper and chopsticks.

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Pizza Balls

Delicious recipe that will help your child learn how to sequence in a fun way!

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Pizza Roll Ups

This yummy snack allows your child to build his/her own pizza while incorporating counting, sequenci

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Placemats

Make your very own placemat.

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Play Dough

Make your own Play Dough.

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Puppets

Make several puppets and perform a puppet show together.

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Put-Back Potatoes

Have your children learn about food by using their senses: touch, small, taste, sight, and sound.

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Puzzles

Be creative and make a puzzle with your child.

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Sandwich Shapes

Use cooking and eating to make learning shapes fun and delicious.

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Shades of Color

Have your child see the different shades of a color by using food coloring.

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Sidewalk Chalk Paint

Let your child's imagination and creativity run wild as he/she paints the sidewalks using this homem

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Signs and Advertisements

While on a walk with your child, point out and read aloud road signs and advertisements.

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Silhouette Show

Explore story telling in a different way by making shadow characters.

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Sing While You Work

Sing songs during routine activities to make them fun.

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Soap Bubble Art

Make bubble art with a straw and liquid soap.

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Spider Legs

Help your child understand numbers and sequence by making spider cards.

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Sponge Art

Have you child decorate her own wrapping paper with cut out shapes and paint.

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Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms

This delicious meal idea is fun to make and eat!

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Sweet Pea Lasagna

Cooking teaches valuable lessons and fosters a child's development. Have fun making this dish with y

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Sweet Potato Custard

This fall desert is something that you and your child can both make and enjoy together.

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Syllables

Recite words to poems or songs to break down words into syllables.

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Tasty Tots

Cooking teaches valuable lessons. Enjoy this healthy take on tater tots!

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Tell Me a Story

With your family, share different stories from the past with your child.

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Textures

Gather some textured materials and have your child compare the different textures.

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The Meaning of Zero

Teach your child about what zero by using household items.

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Tissue Box Ukulele

Make an ukulele from household items such as a tissue box.

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Tracing Shapes

Draw shapes by using different objects to trace.

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Tuna Cakes

Cooking teaches valuable lessons. Enjoy making this delicious dish together.

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Tuna Cheesies

Cooking teaches valuable lessons. This recipe makes the most delicious tuna cheese sandwich that wil

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Turkey Avocado Burritos

Cooking teaches valuable lessons. Enjoy making this burrito with your little one.

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Turkey Bacon Muffin

Enjoy making this recipe with your child.

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What Comes Next?

Play a fun game with your child to help him think of what comes next.

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What Could It Be?

Place an object in a box and have your child guess what's in it by feeling the object with her hands

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Where Is the Button?

Play a fun guessing game with your child.

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Where’s the Other Slipper?

Have your child play a matching game to match each pair of slippers.

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Which Is Best?

Build your child's problem solving skills by helping him come up with solutions when problems occur.

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Writing Letters

Have your child write a letter to someone special.

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