Explore 30 fun, constructive, and creative activities to do with built-in features of iPad (you can also use an iPhone). Designed for children in grades PK–2, these activities can easily be tailored for the whole family.
Resources for parents and caregivers of preschoolers.
This is a lesson for preschool kids. The lesson is about the 4 different seasons. Students will put different items of clothing/ seasonal decorations into 4 groups- WINTER, SPRING, SUMMER, FALL. Here is a citation for the openly licensed thumbnail image--.Seasons of the Year, by Abby the Pup, Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0), from Wikimedia Commons.
This lesson plan is designed to help lower grade teachers teach their students to compare different types of animal habitats. The activities in the lesson can be completed in 30-45 minutes in small groups as part of a whole group lesson in person or online. The lesson plan is created by the author (Jalizabeth Hamberlin) using resources from Youtube, EBSCO, and National Geographic Kids.
This is a Pre-K to K lesson about bees and how they help our food grow by pollinating plants. The lesson includes Keynote slides identifying bees from other insects, repetition of the word pollination, a video of the author with backyard bees, and a worksheet assessment.Students will learn how to spot a bee vs other flying insects, what pollination means, what a beehive looks like, and will see bees pollinating flowers and carrying pollen to their hive.
This video is a read aloud of the children's book Caps For Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina. Caps For Sale is about a peddler who walks along the countryside offering caps for sale. The peddler carries his caps on his head. He doesn't have much success so he takes a rest by a tree and when he wakes, his caps are missing. Read the story to find out what happens to the caps.
In this activity, students familiarise themselves with asteroids. They discuss and build their own model asteroids. They learn how asteroids are formed in the Solar System. At the end of the activity, each student has their own model asteroid made from clay.
Nursery (or Kindergarten or Preschool) students enjoy seeing the evening sky with the teacher from the playground or through a big window (indoor). This is especially relevant for students who stay for extra-hour care. During late evening hours, some students feel a little lonely waiting for their parents, but they have a wonderful natural treasure: the evening sky. By observing the evening sky with the naked eye, they will notice many colours, changing colours, the first star, the subtle colours of stars, twinkling stars, and the movement of stars. Nursery teachers who think they are not science-oriented will also gain guidance skills of introducing science to students. This activity is also useful for primary school students, especially younger-grade students.
In this eMedia tutorial, Katie Blunt helps you discover curated topics and popular content with eMedia collections. Find out how collections can be useful to you and your classroom! (May 2021)
This lesson is for Pre-K as part of a Healthy Foods and Food Groups Unit. Students will take photos of foods they eat and then sort photos into 5 food groups.
This amazing guide to school readiness includes four sections that change monthly: kindergarten skills readiness, getting ready to read, health and wellness, and an information printout. Notably, each section includes book and website recommendations.
This is a lesson plan for preschool students about how birds move. It is intended for a special needs preschool, but could be used in another preschool. It should take from 15 to 25 minutes and can be broken into sections.
Guiding students to choose an appropriate library book. The “I PICK” book method.Allowing students to choose their own books in the school library setting is a very important library best practice. The I PICK the right book method represents a list of steps the students can practice to learn and relearn this skill. This lesson can be used as a first of the year library lesson and retaught throughout the year as a reinforcement for this library skill.
Dani Sloan and Katie Blunt unveil and show us the new Utah's Online Library product page! They tell us about essential resources available and how easy it is to find what you need using this page. See the page at uen.org/UOL
Two children act as the Moon and the Earth. By holding hands and spinning around they mimic the tidal locking of the Moon. They note that the Moon always keeps the same face towards Earth.
In this episode of PDTV, the Professional Development team recaps their virtual UCET conference experience. They chat about the flexibility of the online format, the disadvantages of technical difficulties, and more!