The lovely month of May!
At last, we can finally step outside and soak up the sunshine! We've got plenty of fun activities planned for our little ones this month, rain or shine. From indoor crafts and games to story time and sing-alongs, we've got you covered.
Let's make this a month full of learning, laughter, and lots of fun!
Happy Children's Book Week, everyone! If you're looking for some great read-aloud stories for your little ones, we've got a variety of books to choose from, perfect for preschoolers and young children.
In Gaston, we see two families, one with bulldog puppies and another with poodle puppies. What other breeds of dog have you seen around your neighbourhood? Do they look different? Are they bigger or smaller than Gaston?
Draw or paint a picture of your favorite character from Gaston. What makes this character special?
Join your little one in the kitchen and make a batch of chocolate chip cookies, just like the ones that Gaston and Antoinette enjoy in the story. Talk about the ingredients and the steps involved in making the cookies, and enjoy the delicious treats together.
The King Who Wouldn’t Sleep
Create a Crown: After reading "The King Who Couldn't Sleep," invite children to create their own crown. Provide materials such as construction paper, markers, stickers, and glitter to decorate their crowns. Talk about what makes them feel like a king or queen.
Make a Sleep Mask: In the story, the king tries all sorts of things to help him sleep, including wearing a sleep mask. Invite children to create their own sleep mask using paper plates, construction paper, and string. Encourage them to decorate their masks with things that help them feel calm and relaxed.
Bedtime Routine: Talk with children about the importance of having a bedtime routine. Discuss things they can do to help them wind down before going to sleep, such as taking a warm bath, reading a book, or listening to soft music. Encourage children to create a simple bedtime routine that they can use every night.
Socks on the Loose
Sock Matching Game: Gather several pairs of socks and mix them up. Have the children match the pairs together. This activity can help develop visual discrimination and memory skills.
Design Your Own Socks: Provide plain white socks and fabric markers, and encourage children to design their own socks. This activity can foster creativity and self-expression.
Laundry Day: Set up a pretend laundry area with a laundry basket, detergent, and clothesline. Encourage children to sort and wash socks. This activity can help develop sorting and sequencing skills.
Use your imagination
Draw Your Imagination: Give each child a piece of paper and ask them to draw what they imagine their own magical creature would look like. Encourage them to use their imagination and create something unique.
Create a Sensory Bin: Set up a sensory bin filled with items related to the story, such as colored pom-poms, sequins, and craft feathers. Encourage children to use their imagination and create their own creatures using the materials in the bin.
Dress-Up Parade: Have a dress-up parade where children can dress up as their own magical creature or a character from the book. Encourage them to use their imagination and come up with their own outfits.