Are we there yet?

Kids learn through fun at Good Morning Creative Arts and Preschool.
Photo: Karen Cameron

By Karen Cameron

With another winter almost behind us, signs of spring abound. And with this change in season comes prolonged outdoor play. In this installment of crafty ideas from the educators at Good Morning Creative Arts Preschool, we offer a few suggestions of activities to do with the children as well as shine a spotlight on our summer camp programming. First, a few fun ideas for the young and young at heart.

Follow the Tape Obstacle Course

What you need: masking tape or sidewalk chalk.

Instructions: Place the tape on the floor in different shapes and lines. You must follow the lines as they are and when you hit a certain shape, you do an assigned task, such as 10 jumping jacks, spin around three times, hop from shape to shape. The kids can help you create the rules and layout!

Spring Song!
(to the tune of “Farmer in the Dell”)

The sun is shining bright
The sun is shining bright
Oh, how I love the warmth
The sun is shining bright.
The rain is falling down
The rain is falling down
Oh, how I love the sound
The rain is falling down.

Signs of Spring Outdoor Scavenger Hunt
Can you find everything on this list?

  1. worm
  2. yellow flower
  3. bird’s nest
  4. puddle
  5. pinecone
  6. squirrel
  7. caterpillar
  8. rabbit
  9. Canada Goose
  10. mud

Summer Camp at Good Morning Creative Arts and Preschool is a place for your child to play, learn and create. We are offering eight weeks of action-packed programming with weekly themes to appeal to every child. Camp registration is open to children aged three to eight. Camp runs each day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday to Friday.

July 5-9  –  How Things Work
July 12-16  –  Our Planet, Our Community and Being Green
July 19-23  –  Fine Art
July 26-30  –  Music
August 3-6  –  Shark Week
August 9-13  –  Fairy Tales
August 16-20  –  Landscapes
August 23-27  –  Art Around the World

Space is limited and we encourage early registration. For more information or to register, contact us at goodmorningpreschool@gmail.com.
Happy crafting.

Karen Cameron is the director of the Good Morning Creative Arts and Preschool.

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