I am hoping that you are finding things for your preschoolers to do during the day. I believe that many people feel it is helpful to make a schedule for the day which might include; a bit of structured time, some independent play time, time for outdoor play, reading time, maybe some music, and perhaps a quiet time for all. I would be happy to help with individual schedules if that could be useful. I would also appreciate your emailing/messaging me to let me know if there are other things we can offer suggestions with in order to make this time a bit easier.
Some ideas for this coming week would be:
- Building shapes and letters with legos, blocks, toothpicks, Popsicle sticks, or straws
- Playing memory games with pictures or playing cards- use 10 sets for beginners and cards can be facing up or down
- Playing the old game of “war” (or whatever else you’d like to call it) for kids who understand the value of the numbers – each person puts down a card and the highest number takes the pair
- There are many children’s authors who are reading stories on Facebook (Eric Carle, Chris Van Dusen for example)
- Pinterest offers some wonderful ideas for whatever your child is interested in – sensory play, building, legos, art, fine motor, Easter crafts, and many, many more
- Here is an Easter Egg Hunt Sheet you can print from home and work on with your child.
A few websites to look at:
- artfulparent.com – look up rainbow activities
- adventure-in-a-box.com – look up lego charades/lego Pictionary
When we come back together again we will try to find some fair ways to compensate you for pre-payments you have made. I do not yet know what that will look like, but please know that we will be as fair as financially possible.
Please tell the children that Miss Ashley, Miss Linda and I miss them very much and can hardly wait for all to be at school together again.
Sending so much love to all of you,