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Complete Handbook of Indoor and Outdoor Games and Activities for Young Children

ISBN: 978-0-87628-119-2
320 pages
August 1994, Jossey-Bass
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Here are over 370 simple hands-on games and activities that will help you add fun, excitement, and meaningful learning experiences to any early childhood program, preschool through grade 2. For quick access and easy use, all of the games and activities are organized into ten convenient sections and accompanied by illustrated, step-by-step directions that virtually guarantee their success.
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Come and Play!

Section 1: LANGUAGE GAMES AND IDEAS.

Examples: "Boo Boos," "Silly Socks," "Mommas and Babies," "Wiggle Worms," "Pony Round-Up, "Animal Crackers," "Writer's Workshop," "Homemade Books".

Section 2: MATH MAGIC ACTIVITIES.

Examples: "Feed the Bunnies," "The Set Monster," "Math Mats," "Blueberry Buckets," "Tennis Ball Pals," "Big Foot," "Mice and Cheese," "Thumbs-Up Computer".

Section 3: SCIENCE SURPRISES.

Examples: "Dancing Raisins," "Water Magnifier," "Hairy Creatures," "Jack's Beanstalk," "Amateur Archaeologists," "Teeny Tiny Collection," "Human Sundial"

Section 4: ARTS AND CRAFTS.

Examples: "Mud Painting," "Pet Rocks," "Nature Weaving," "Ironed Flowers," "Coffee Filter Creations," "Kazoo," "Wheels of Art," "Rock Garden"

Section 5: WATER, SAND, AND BLOCK PLAY.

Examples: "Bubble Machine," "Rub A Dub Dub," "Colored Water," "Funnel Fun," "Rock 'n Wash," "Window Painting," "Newspaper Logs".

Section 6: DRAMATIC PLAY.

Examples: "Clubhouse," "Dress-Up Trunk," "Table and Stools," "Car Wash," "Dramatic Play Kits".

Section 7: MOTOR SKILLS AND HOMEMADE EQUIPMENT.

Examples: "Squishy Bag," "Baker's Dozen Play Dough," "Homemade Sandbox," "Homemade 'Frisbees,'" "Big Mouth Box," "Goofy Golf".

Section 8: GROUP GAMES.

"Marvelous Machine," "The Freeze Dance," "Human Clay," "Doggie and Bone," "Huckleberry Beanstalk," "Hicklety Picklety Bumblebee," "Steal the Bacon".

Section 9: SUPER SNACKS AND SILLY SONGS.

Examples: "Monkey Sandwich," "Fried Worms," "Ants on a Log," "Spider Sandwich," "Tin Can Ice Cream".

Section 10: SPECIAL DAYS.

Examples: "Every Day's a Special Day!" "Kite Day," "Camping Day," "Wild West," "Olympics," "Luau".

RESOURCES.
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Jean R. Feldman has been active in the field of early childhood education for over 25 years. She has taught preschool, kindergarten, and elementary grades and currently teaches in the Early Childhood Department at DeKalb (GA) Technical Institute. Dr. Feldman is also the author of A Survival Guide for the Preschool Teacher (The Center for Applied Research in Education, 1991).
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