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Preschool/Pre-K Activities

by Learning Care Group | April 26, 2012 | Child Development | Learning Activities

Try these fun activities, great for preschool or Pre-K aged children!

Who Doesn’t Like a Cookie?

Anyone can get their game on to release a few sillies. AND who doesn’t like a cookie? So put this game and cookies together, and what do you get? Do this activity and you will find out.

What is Needed:

  • For the cookies, you will need:
    • Wax paper, large spoon
    • 2 cups sugar
    • 1 cup butter
    • ½ cup milk
    • 4 tablespoons cocoa
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 3 cups quick oats
    • ¾ cup chocolate chips…or just store bought Oreos J
    • You will need enough chairs for 2 out of 3 people.
    • You will need a timer with a minute hand (a watch with a minute hand will work too).

Doing the Activity:

  1. If you do want to cook with your child/ren, bring the first four ingredients to a boil and cook for 1 minute.
  2. Add vanilla, oatmeal, and chocolate chips. Stir until combined.
  3. Drop onto wax paper and cool. Shape the cookies into discs shapes about the size of an Oreo.
  4. As they are cooling, put the chairs in a line facing the same direction.
  5. Tell your children that you are going to play a game that is on a TV show called Minute To Win. Tell them it is about doing something for one minute successfully to win.
  6. Have 2 out of the 3 people or 3 of the four people in your family (one player does not sit in other words) sit in the chairs with one cookie on their forehead and tell them that in one minute they have to get it from their forehead to their mouth without using their hands. The person not sitting has to be the timer. If someone wants to watch first, they can be the cheerleaders…until it is their turn to try this for one minute. Ready, get set, go!

Mirror, Mirror

Doing the Experience:

  • Begin the game with pairing off of two people-one child and one adult per pair.
  • Designate the person who will act as the “mirror” of the pair.  This person will mirror or copy all of the other person’s movements.
  • Encourage them to incorporate jumping jacks, running in place and other physical movements for their partner to mimic.
  • After a while, have the partners switch places.