Please help me create a list of themes and related activities for children.
September 3, 2010 10:18 AM Subscribe
I work with kids in an afterschool program ranging in age from 3-10. I'm contemplating having themes for a week where we do a lot of creative activities revolving around the theme. So, one week the theme might be "jungle animals" and we could make animal masks from paper plates, draw animals, make jungle animal puppets and do a puppet show, play a game outside involving jungle animals, read a picture book about jungle animals, etc.
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I'm looking for help coming up with 1) a list of themes, 2) a list of activities, not necessarily related to a theme, because "do a puppet show" can be applied to almost any of them; crafty, physical, musical, other activities would all be lovely, and 3) resources to flesh out 1 and 2 - blogs, books (both stories to share and books for me to reference), podcasts, links, magazines, etc. Free is better than not free. I've got quite the range of ages, as well as gender and ethnic diversity. Kids having something to take home to put on the fridge at the end of the week would be great. Totally optional not necessary extra super bonus thing: activities related to Europe or Australia.