“Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.”
Tis the season to be…
It is hard to sometimes understand how difficult the holiday season will be this year. Although this is difficult, technology has made it possible for us all to connect and participate in holiday fun. For my article this month, I’ve listed activities that you can provide for families to do together during the holiday breaks. Enjoy and thank you for all you do.
Around the Table Storytime: For this activity, record a set of storytimes for families to enjoy at the table together. Record a few stories and provide a few activities around the stories you read. A few examples of activities include: asking questions about the story, include lyrics to a song or finger play, or encouraging them to act out the story.
Virtual Traveling: For this activity, encourage families to go on a virtual fieldtrip. Some suggestions include:
Here is a great website listing a variety of virtual tours.
Story Starters: For this activity, write down a variety of story starter sentences. Some examples include: “Once upon a time…”, “On this day a celebration of…”, “Deep in the woods…”, or “We started off on the road and we were heading to…” You can post these on social media or put them in a curbside delivery bag.
Charades on the Go: For this activity, you will make a set of charades cards and put them in a curbside delivery bag. Need some ideas for charades cards?
Virtual Dance Party: For this activity, families will enjoy a virtual dance party. The party can be offered in person however, if extended families are unable to visit the party can be offered virtually. Here are ideas on how to make it interactive:
Search on YouTube for free songs for kids. If you are using Zoom, make sure you click on share computer sound. Here is the link describing how to do this.
Encourage family members to find something in their house that can be used as an instrument.
Enjoy these fall story favorites: