Interest, motivation, curiosity, engagement, attention, connection - whatever you want to call it - there HAS to be a spark to transform the mind from "not here" to "here". From unfocused, to laser sharp. From "don't want to", to WOW!
I thought you might like to know that I have been busy writing and designing an extensive new curriculum series, called "Pre-K Theme for a Day". It is not available on this site yet, but I do have all the parts that I have created already, over in the KidSparkz store on the TeacherspayTeachers web site. If you have a minute, head on over and take a look.
I will be gradually duplicating all the new activity files that I have at TeacherspayTeachers here on the main KidSparkz site, and I know that you all (especially the Members) will be very glad about that. As always, if you have any questions at all, please email me.
A comprehensive developmentally appropriate learning program for children aged 18 months through 36 months, and their teachers, caregivers, and parents - over 1600 pages!
62 separate themes that are intrinsically interesting to young children. Each theme consists of a set of written activities, and linked games, pictures and photos that can be accessed by the click of a mouse. Hover the mouse over the written activities to find links to related games and printables.
Each theme contains between 18 and 45 pages. The linked printables are not worksheets – they are hands-on games and learning activities that you print and make, to use with the children.
For each theme, there are activities for Creative Art; Songs and Finger Plays; Language and Early Literacy; Number and Logical Thinking; Science and Nature; Sensory Discrimination; and Physical Development. There is also a list of quality books (available at a library), and a theme poster for each theme. There are enough activities to last for at least a year, they can be repeated any number of times, and can be used with older preschool children, or those with special needs.
4 sets of age appropriate teaching posters for Letters, Numbers, Colors and Shapes
Simply written and easy to use, with little or no preparation time, using only supplies and equipment found in a normal home or classroom, plus a short list of creative art and activity supplies.
The Curriculum is created in Adobe PDF file format, and is sent to you as a digital download link, OR recorded on a CD and mailed to you. All pages in the curriculum can be printed and used as many times as needed, for any number of children. Works with both PC and Mac computers
You will receive the link to download this product INSTANTLY, immediately after your payment is received.
Everything you need for a creative learning program: over 2100 pages; 10 full months plus a summer program. Each daily plan contains themed and developmentally appropriate suggestions for Creative Art, Discovery and Exploration, Group (or individual) Discussion, Story, Games, Music, and a specific Spark! activity to focus curiosity and interest.Each monthly set of lesson plans includes between 120 and 200 activity pages.
Save valuable prep time: use the clickable calendar for each month INSTANTLY linking to daily lesson plans and coordinating activity pages
the original activity pages are creative and challenging, and can be used in different ways depending on the needs and creativity of the teacher. They are NOT just for "coloring"!!!
Includes a collection of over 100 teaching charts and posters for letters, numbers, shapes and colors
Includes a collection of hands-on learning games - letters, opposites, rhymes, go-togethers etc
in Adobe PDF format - print as many pages as you want at any time
it is not necessary to follow the suggested themed monthly plan - use whatever activities or printables that suit your particular situation - print only what you need
Childcare providers love this program, because they have an instant, professionally designed learning program for their mixed age group, and they can show the parents that the children are not "just playing" all day
Preschool teachers love this program, because they can use it "as is", or use it as an inspiration to add to their own personally designed classroom program, whether child-initiated, Project Approach, or Head Start focused. All National Standards are addressed.
Parents working with their children at home love this program, since they do not have to have an ECE educational background to use it. Everything is described simply and clearly, step by step, and learning happens!!!!
***2 extra files have now been added to this collection - Teach the Alphabet (375pgs) and Numbers 1-10 Curriculum (270 pgs)!!
Just a reminder (although I'm sure you don't need it) - even though these activity pages are free for you to use in your learning environment, they are still copyrighted, and may not be redistributed by any means, including posting them to other websites and discussion boards. Please pass along the name of this site, so others can access the free activities.
Activity Pages organized according to Learning Focus
Our mission here at KidSparkz.com is to provide a central, content-rich resource to support teachers, childcare providers, and parents of young children. We offer a full spectrum of free and low-cost preschool curriculum, lesson plans, activity pages, free printables and guides to use for and in the education of young children ages 2 to 6+, specifically for preschool, pre-K, and Kindergarten ages. If you don't see what you need here already, you will see it soon. Educational tools and resources are added often.
If you have a preschool/daycare oriented site, and would like to exchange links, please write to us using the email form on the About Us page. Also, use the form if you have any questions or comments about the site. We would love to hear from you.
This is a BIG site. Use this form to find whatever you are looking for on the KidSparkz site. For example, if you are looking for cut and paste activities, type in "cut and paste" and click "search" to find many more cut and paste printables beyond the main KidSparkz Cut and Paste theme page.