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Ready for School Activities

Back to school lessons, activities, crafts, and printables
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This is an exciting time of year for you and your children—it's back to school time! For some children, this may be their first school experience. They are most likely very excited, but may feel a little timid and anxious about what to expect. You can help your children get into the swing of things with our Ready for School Activities. In this month's Twiggle Magazine, you'll find ABC, Math, Color, and Writing activities and printables that are chock full of fun as well as being educational. We've also created a literacy lesson that your child will really enjoy. And we've provided you with some helpful healthy and tasty snack and lunch ideas.


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Healthy Facts and Tips

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Most kids receive about one-fourth of their calories from snacks. So, why not make them fun to eat as well as nutritious and delicious? Think of snacks as the fourth meal of the day. "Trick" your children by sneaking foods like fresh fruits and vegetables and whole grains into shakes, sandwiches, and dips and serving them in fun ways like parfait glasses with crazy straws.

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ABC Fun and Letter of the Week Activities

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ABC and letter of the Week activities

What you need:

  • ABC Books
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What you do:

Help your child learn the ABCs the fun way with the following hands-on activities:

ABC Tactile Fun
Let your child practice the ABCs the fun and messy way with pudding, yogurt, cool whip, shaving cream, sand, rice, and other fun materials. Have your child use his or her hands to finger paint to make letters, shapes, and numbers. Your child can lick his or her hands, get messy, and have fun all at the same time!


Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten

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What you do:

Book description: In this whimsical book, twenty-six young animals from an alligator named Adam to a zebra named Zach get ready for their first day of school, while a teacher who is a border collie named Miss Bindergarten is hard at work preparing herself and her classroom for their arrival.

Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten is a fun way way to help prepare your child or students get ready for school and to relieve any anxiety they might be experiencing.

Shapes Activities

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Shapes preschool activities and worksheets

What you need:

  • Shape books
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What you do:

Teach your preschool children the five basic shapes- square, rectangle, triangle, circle, and star.

Shape Hop
Cut out different colored shapes out of craft paper and place them on the floor. Have children name the shapes as they hop on them.

Shape Puppets
Have children cut out a circle, a square, a triangle, and a rectangle and have them draw faces on each one. Glue the shapes to craft sticks and write the names of each shape to the back.

Colors Fun and Activities

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Colors preschool activities

What you need:

  • Craft paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
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What you do:

The world is full of color and being able to describe our world through color is an essential skill. The purpose of these activities is to help your preschooler to recognize and spell the basic color words.

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Writing Activities

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Building Writing Muscles

When kids are very young, their hand muscles are just beginning to develop the strength and coordination required for writing neatly. Children who have difficulty writing often choose not to write because it;s too tiresome. Help your child build muscle control with these fun, simple fine motor activities.

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