Help your child learn to recognize their name
in print by printing it on a large piece of paper. Do another one
the same size, this time cut out each individual letter. Let the
child spell out their name trying to match the letters in the correct order
with the printed name.
School Bus Wall Decoration
Cut out a large bus shape from posterboard.
Let the children fingerpaint the bus yellow. Once dry, map off bus windows
with a black marker and draw a face for the driver on the bus. Take pictures
of each child and glue them onto a bus windows. Label the board: All Aboard
the "Daycare Name" Express!
Apple Theme Door Decorations
Cover the door with white paper. Then using
an apple shaped sponge, sponge on red, yellow, and green apples. Allow
to dry. Make a large posterboard apple and put on a green worm coming out
of the apple. On the Apple write, "Hi!". On the worm, write, "Wiggly Worm
Welcomes You". You could also put up an apple border around the edge of
the door. Use a black marker to write the children's names on the sponged
Bulletin Board Ideas for Back to School:
School Bus: Create a large yellow school
bus, with the children's heads (photos, photocopies or drawings) in the
windows. The side of the bus could read "Daycare Name's Magic School Bus".
Back to School Pin
Busy Bees: Make bees buzzing around a hive.
Put each child's name on the bee and title your bulletin board "WELCOME
TO ONE HONEY OF A ROOM"
Everyone's Whale'come: Heading on the
board is "Everyone's Whale'come!" A large picture of a whale with smaller
whale's with all the children's names on them.
We All Fit Together: Heading on the board is
"We all fit together". Using a a large floor puzzle as a pattern (or create
your own}, trace each piece (from heavy cardstock) and put a number in
the corner so you know where it will go! Have each child draw a picture
of themselves on their piece and decorate it any way that they want. Fit
all the pieces together and place on the bulletin board!
Large rectangle craft stick
2 star and 1 apple foamie
scrap of green craft foam
low temp hot glue gun
fine point black marker
Use ruler to mark 1/4" lines with black marker
on large rectangle craft stick. Glue on stars and apple. Cut two small
teardrops out of green craft foam for leaves. Glue in place. Glue pin to
Plays & Nursery Rhymes
STOP, Look and Listen
Before you cross the
Use your eyes, use your
And then use your feet.
We Like to Go to School
We like to go to school
We like to go to school
School is such a happy
We like to go to school!
Here are some recipe ideas for quick and easy
back to school lunches:
1 (8 ounce) can refrigerated crescent roll
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
24 slices sliced pepperoni sausage
1 (14 ounce) can pizza sauce
Preheat oven to 375*F. On a large baking sheet,
pinch the 8 crescent roll dough triangles into 4 rectangles. Layer each
rectangle with 6 pepperonis and even amounts of mozzarella cheese. Roll
tightly lengthwise and slice each into 4 or more pieces. Bake in
the preheated oven 12 minutes. or until golden brown. Serve with pizza
sauce for dipping.
School Bus Snack Cookie
Spread a graham cracker with yellow lemon frosting,
then add mini oreo cookies for wheels. If desired, use dark brown gel to