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Sue LaBella, Education World's early childhood editor, has created hundreds of activities for use across the year and the curriculum. Click any of the links below to scan her list of activities by subject or topic.

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Would you prefer to see this long list of activities grouped by month? Go to our Activity Bank By Month archive. There you will see activities grouped under the following headings:

  • January Activities
  • February Activities
  • March Activities
  • April Activities
  • May Activities
  • June Activities
  • Summer Activities
  • Back-to-School Act.
  • September Activities
  • October Activities
  • November Activities
  • December Activities

  • Activities by Subject

    The Arts
    Fitness
    Health & Safety
    Language/Reading
    Math
    Science Activities
    Social Studies

    Activities by
    Popular Teaching Topics

    Animals
    Recipes

    THE ARTS

    A Special Fish (Art)
    Seeing Sea Stars: Two Activities
    Under the Sea
    Watch Turtles Hatch
    Make a Turtle
    Create Starry Art
    Paper Plate Puppet Play
    Salad That Sings
    Invite an Artist
    Teamwork Works!
    Wooly Lambs
    Circle of Pandas
    Panda Pokey
    Act It Out
    Our Revised 'Little Bo Peep'
    Froggy Fun
    Trees Throughout the Seasons
    A Tasty Piece of Pizza
    Emperor Penguins of Ant-ART-ica
    Winter Whites
    Super Snowflake
    A Snowy Quilt
    Sparkly Snow (Art)
    Paper Plate Groundhog
    Let's Dance
    Printing Hearts
    Create a Quilt of Hearts
    Give Us a Smile!
    March Music
    Lonely Clouds in the Sky
    Silly Seeds
    Rainbow Dancing
    Spring Trees
    Watch the Flowers Grow
    Flowers to Eat
    Don't Be a Litterbug
    Paper Trees
    Time for Flowers
    Spring Flowers
    Pressing Flowers
    April Showers Art
    Flower Hour
    Give a Hug Card
    Bookmark It!
    A Mother's Day Gift of Love
    Mother's Day 'Tail'
    Make a Beehive
    Seeing Stars (Flag Day)
    Where Are the Ants?
    Fireworks!
    Patriotic Windsocks
    Read It and Draw
    Here I Am
    Let's Sing
    I Am an Apple Tree, Are You?
    Meet Mrs. Apple
    Leaf Prints
    Johnny Appleseed
    Leaves Are Falling
    Leafy Mobiles
    Make a Mini Pumpkin
    Egg Carton Fire Truck
    Create a Halloween Ghostie (Art)
    A Great Big Boo! (Art)
    Pumpkin Pies (Art)
    'Feather Together' Turkey
    A Hand-y Turkey (Art)
    Pinecone-and-Leaves Turkey
    Turkey, Turkey (Art)
    Pizza for Thanksgiving
    Make a Kwanzaa Drum
    Make Holly Gift Tags (and More)
    Make a Dreidel
    Nifty Necklaces Celebrate Kwanzaa
    Perfect Piatas
    Joyful Jars (Ramadan)
    Delightful Diyas (Diwali)
    Christmas Candy Cane Ornament
    Don't Eat the Ornaments!
    Create a Holiday Song CD

    Be sure to visit our Arts Subject Center for additional teaching resources.

    FITNESS ACTIVITIES

    Beach Bucket Basketball
    Make Up a Game
    It's an Obstacle, Of Course!
    Just Moooooooooooove!
    Wall-to-Wall Fun
    Hoop Hopping
    Tossing Gumdrops
    Ring Around the Rosie
    Let 'Em Fly!
    Have-a-Heart Relay
    April Showers: Stepping in the Puddles
    Toss It!
    Move Like a Turkey

    Be sure to visit our PE & Health Subject Center for additional teaching resources.

    HEALTH AND SAFETY ACTIVITIES

    Should I Call 9-1-1?
    Squeezing OJ
    The Traffic Light Says
    Let's Take a Bath
    Dress for Winter Weather
    Dental Health Month
    Happy Teeth or Sad Teeth?
    Let's Brush!
    Let's Floss!
    'Look Who Is Smiling!'
    Healthy Teeth: A Picture Poem
    Happy Tooth, Sad Tooth
    Healthy Teeth Experiment
    Floss, Floss, Floss
    March Is Nutrition Month
    Name That Food Group
    Fruit and Vegetable Puppet Fun
    Our Breakfast Big Book
    Nutrition Month Read-Alouds
    Watch Your Balance! (Nutrition)
    A Hungry Caterpillar
    Nutritious Reading
    Why Stop, Drop, and Roll?
    Let's Meet at a Safe Place
    Find the Fire Exits
    Get Low and Go (Fire Safety)
    Fire Dogs and Red Dots
    Get Well Wishes Cheer Classmates (Flu Season)
    Sharing - Yes or No? (Flu Season)
    Cover That Sneeze
    Healthful Habits Bulletin Board
    Read About Staying Healthy

    Be sure to visit our PE & Health Subject Center for additional teaching resources.

    LANGUAGE AND READING ACTIVITIES

    Brown Bear, Brown Bear
    Cloudy With What? (Language Arts)
    A Big Blue Ox (Folktales)
    All About Me
    Me or I? (Simple Rhymes)
    The Doorbell Rang (Acting Out a Story)
    Turtle /t/ Diagrams
    Turtle, Turtle, What Do You See?
    Are You An Ant? (Sentence Sense)
    Dinosaur Books to Read
    Say, Sing, Chant the Alphabet
    Giant Alphabet
    Grocery Store Walk (Letter Identification)
    Alphabet Scavenger Hunt
    Counting Poems
    Purple Passion (and Purple Poems)
    Colorful Books
    The Bear's 'Reading Den'
    Read and Do
    Paper Plate Puppet Play
    Giggle Break
    Imagine This: A Brother or Sister
    Did You Hear That?
    Order, Order! (Sequencing)
    Name That Sound
    Nosy Nick (Sense of Smell)
    Transportation Poem
    Living Letters
    Panda Storytelling
    Peek-a-Boo Panda
    Our Revised 'Little Bo Peep'
    Puppet Poetry
    A Is for Alphabet Hunt
    Do You Hear the /g/ Sound?
    A Tasty Piece of Pizza
    'Our Book of 100 Opposites'
    Antarctica Similes
    Winter Wear
    What Would They Say on a Snowy Day?
    The Mitten
    It's Soooo Big!
    Mitten Match
    Putting It Together: Compound Words
    I Love You More
    Let's Read on Valentine's Day
    Our Breakfast Big Book
    Nutrition Month Read-Alouds
    Spring Weather Words
    How Does It Grow?
    I Can Read!
    A Hungry Caterpillar
    Extraordinary Eggs!
    Nutritious Reading
    Why Be a Tree?
    My Tree Book
    The Shape of Trees to Come
    Carrots: Read 'Em and Eat 'Em
    Mother's Day 'Tail'
    F Is for Flag
    Flag Day Poetry
    The Enourmous Watermelon
    At the Beach
    Who Do You See at School?
    More Apple Activities
    Whose Apple Tree?
    Finding Apples (Following Directions)
    Boo! to You: A Word Game
    Let's Write Bat Poems
    Make a Pumpkin Word Wheel
    It's Pumpkin Time
    Let's Go Pumpkin Hunting (Following Directions)
    Pumpkin Poem
    Halloween Mice and Halloween Cookies
    Thanksgiving Word Match
    "I Am Thankful for"
    The Wampanoags
    Cookin' Up Thanksgiving Words
    Giving Thanks
    Pizza for Thanksgiving

    Be sure to visit our Language & Literature Subject Center for additional teaching resources.

    MATH ACTIVITIES

    Graphing Our Names
    The Doorbell Rang (Acting Out a Story)
    Dinosaurs: How Big Were They?
    Digging for Turtle Eggs
    Graphing Our Favorite Popcorn
    Beach Bucket Basketball
    Counting Poems
    Graphing Colors
    Noodle Numbers
    Order, Order! (Sequencing)
    Same Number, Different Look
    More or Less?
    Measure Me!
    Go on a Measure Hunt
    It's Raining Numbers
    A Sinking Ship
    Car Math
    Baby Animals Graph
    M&M Charts - Mmm!
    Feed the Math Monster
    Counting Bears
    Ten in Bed, and (Math)
    Do You Want Fries With Your Math?
    Where Do You Live?
    Counting Meatballs
    Popular Popcorn
    Pancake Measurement
    Estimate It on the 100th Day
    Imagining $100 on the 100th Day
    Counting by 10 on the 100th Day
    Which Penguin Is Your Favorite?
    Mitten Math
    Groundhog Day Predict and Graph
    Presidents Day: The Men on the Money
    Counting Hearts
    What Color Is Your Toothbrush?
    Which Toothpaste Is Your Favorite?
    Tree Math
    More Tree Math
    Butterfly Match
    Let's Measure Our Watermelon
    Watermelon Math
    Take a Taste of Apple
    Apple Taste Test
    Sorting Leaves
    Pumpkin Graph
    Pumpkin Search
    Pumpkin Fun: Smallest to Largest
    Measure a Pumpkin: How Big Is It?
    Pumpkin Fun: How Many Seeds?
    Fire Dogs and Red Dots
    Make a Shape-O-Lantern
    Counting Pumpkins in the Patch
    Thanks for the Corn (Math)

    Be sure to visit our Math Subject Center for additional teaching resources.

    SCIENCE ACTIVITIES

    Digging for Dinos
    Dinosaurs: How Big Were They?
    Eating Volcanoes
    Dinos in My Bathtub!
    A Real Dino Egg
    Make a Dino
    Hungry Ants (Science)
    Shoot for the Stars
    Starry Science
    Is Your Head in the Clouds?
    You Rock!
    A Sinking Ship
    Earth's Fossils Trees Throughout the Seasons
    Animals Stay Warm With Blubber
    Floating Icebergs
    Who's Hibernating?
    Food Is Hard to Find in Winter
    Healthy Teeth Experiment
    Beautiful Seeds
    Plants Drink Up Water
    Sprouting Beans
    Back to Nature: Investigating Trash
    What Pollutes Our Air?
    Recycled Crayons
    Let's Plant!
    Make a Promise Tree
    Growing Carrots
    Seed It!
    Get to the Roots
    Trees Are Terrific
    So Salty!
    Studying Sand
    What Makes Waves?
    Sand and Shadows
    Summer Science
    Float or Sink?
    Evaporation
    How Strong Is Mr. Sun?
    Water: Drop It, Pour It, Feel It
    Why Stop, Drop, and Roll?
    Where Are You?: How Bats Find Their Way
    Bats and the Food Chain
    Comparing Bats and Birds
    Pumpkin Life Cycle
    Thanksgiving Corn (Science)
    Pinecone Bird Feeder

    Be sure to visit our Science Subject Center for additional teaching resources.

    SOCIAL STUDIES ACTIVITIES

    (Including Citizenship, Friendship, Self-Esteem...)
    A Special Fish (Art)
    All About Me
    Community Helpers
    More Community Helpers
    I Like Me: Developing Self-Esteem
    Friendship Fruit Salad
    Sing a Friendship Song
    Plan a 'Friendship Fair'
    Amos and Boris Are Friends
    Friendship Wreath
    Make New Friends
    Our Friendly Book
    How Will I Get There?
    Who's Who at the Zoo?
    What's the Problem?
    Remember Others on the 100th Day of School
    Who Was President When?
    Make Heart Necklaces
    Pretty Lincoln Penny Necklaces
    George Washington Finger Puppet
    What Does the President Do?
    Describe Our Flag
    Flag Day Poetry
    Find the U.S. Symbols
    A Citizenship Flag
    Patriotic Parade
    Super Symbols of the U.S.
    Make a Bulletin Board Friendship Quilt
    A Citizenship Flag
    We the Signers (Constitution Day)
    We the Kids (Constitution Day)
    A Giving Month
    Learn About Pilgrim Children
    Sharing Dreidels
    Thinking About Giving
    Get Well Wishes Cheer Classmates (Flu Season)
    Sharing - Yes or No? (Flu Season)
    Remembering Our Helpers This Holiday Season

    Be sure to visit our Social Sciences Subject Center or History Subject Center for additional teaching resources.

    ANIMAL ACTIVITIES

    Brown Bear, Brown Bear
    A House Is a House (Animal Habitats)
    Animals and Their Homes
    Alike and Different: Animal Homes and Our Homes
    Under the Sea
    Watch Turtles Hatch
    Make a Turtle
    Digging for Turtle Eggs
    Tasty Turtles
    Turtle, Turtle, What Do You See?
    Are You An Ant? (Sentence Sense)
    Comparing Ants to Other Creatures
    The Bear's 'Reading Den'
    Nosy Nick (Sense of Smell)
    Match the Animal Babies
    Animal Tic-Tac-Toe
    Wooly Lambs
    Who Hatches?
    Baby Animals Graph
    Circle of Pandas
    Milk a Cow
    Read About Animals
    Lamb Pop
    Counting by 10 on the 100th Day
    Emperor Penguins of Ant-ART-ica
    Animals Stay Warm With Blubber
    Who's Hibernating?
    Food Is Hard to Find in Winter
    The Grouchy Ladybug
    Reindeer Treat
    Paper Plate Groundhog
    Groundhog Day Predict and Graph
    Animal Teeth
    Pets and Their Pups
    Where Are You?: How Bats Find Their Way
    Bats and the Food Chain
    Comparing Bats and Birds

    RECIPE ACTIVITIES

    My Pizza Looks Likes Me!
    Eating Volcanoes
    A Smooth Treat
    Seeing Sea Stars: Two Activities
    Tasty Turtles
    Ants in the Sand: A Recipe
    Graphing Our Favorite Popcorn
    Aprons for Everyone
    Super Sandwich People
    Crunchy Cereal Parfait
    Salad That Sings
    A Friendly Mix
    The Traffic Light Says
    Let's Eat Dirt
    My Edible Home
    Sweet Penguins
    Eating Glaciers
    Bear Biscuits
    Reindeer Treat
    Groundhog Cupcakes
    Make a Kiss to Give
    Make Cheery Cherry Treats
    Tasty Kites
    Funny Bunnies
    A Nest for Me to Eat
    A Flag of Fruit
    A Flag of Fruit
    Summer Treat: Banana Push-Ups
    Fruit Kabobs
    Watermelon Treats
    Patriotic Pretzels
    Lucky Ladybugs
    Watermelon Pops
    Reaching for the Stars
    Cool Patriotic Pops
    Summer Refressshhhment!
    Mmmm! Ice Cream!
    Old Glory Cupcakes
    Apple Recipes: Yum!
    Leaf-Shaped Cookies
    Pumpkin Sauce
    Make a Batty Snack
    Make a Pumpkin Pie
    Savory Snacks for November
    A Harvest Snack
    Sharing Dreidels
    Santa's Here! -- A Special Cookie Gift
    Pretzel Yums: A Sweet Treat to Give
    Where's Rudolph?
    Las Posadas Cookies
    Holiday Candles You Can Eat
    Make an Edible Menorah
    Kwanzaa Fruits
    Cereal Christmas Trees
    French Toast Holiday Treats

    Susan LaBella is a former teacher and editor who loves writing poems for young children. She especially enjoys writing rhymes that make children smile. Susan lives in Connecticut with her family and her bulldog named Daisy.



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