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  • Practicing Addition with Dice

    Addition games for kindergarten readiness can become fun experiences when teachers use something easily found around schools or homes: dice. See how math games for kids become fun, hands-on activities when children use dice in their learning. You will quickly see how math games for kindergarten readiness become popular among your preschoolers!

    Preschool Elementary
  • Building Fine Motor Skills with Playdough

    Fine motor skills activities are important in young children's development. Many educators use playdough activities for fine motor skills development because the material is easy to find and can be transformed for endless creativity. Gryphon House authors have penned hundreds of playdough activities for toddlers that will keep them engaged and learning! Dr. Christy Isbell's award-winning book, Mighty Fine Motor Fun, focuses on fine motor skills development, offering the following activities that utilize playdough.

  • Mother’s Day Crafts for Preschoolers

    Mother's Day 2017 is right around the corner! Find the perfect gift for mom with our Mother's Day craft ideas. Mother's Day crafts for preschoolers have a hand-made touch with our activities from 101 Great Gifts Kids Can Make. Print your own card to go along with your Mother's Day gifts here.

    Preschool Elementary
  • 5 Fun Nature Activities for April

    April is the perfect month to incorporate outdoor activities for kids into your home or classroom. Fostering a sense of wonder and promoting holistic development, outdoor exploration is a wonderful way for children to learn through play, following their own pace and sense of curiosity. Outdoor learning activities not only promote scientific inquiry, but also help children develop a sense of independence, caring, and self-motivation. 

    Preschool Elementary
  • F is for Frog!

    April is National Frog Month! Frog science activities for preschoolers are a wonderful way to teach children about sequence, and develop their skills in observation and critical thinking. Science activities for kindergarten classrooms can be more advanced to meet the level of older learners but they still serve the same purpose: to teach children important science concepts while having fun! 

  • Hop Into Spring with Easter Art Projects

    From Easter egg decorating ideas to Easter art projects, parents and teachers are on the hunt for fun and easy Easter crafts for preschoolers this spring. Easter art for kids is a great opportunity to allow children the chance to exercise their creativity in a unique way. From dyeing eggs to painting springy masterpieces, Easter is a wonderful time to let preschoolers explore their artistic abilities while having fun. 

  • 3 Great Activities for High Energy Kids

    Whether a child has high energy or ADHD, preschool movement activities can help!  Incorporating creative movement activities into your classroom is the perfect way to let high energy kids exercise their bodies and minds, burning off excess energy and improving their attention to classroom activities, while developing crucial motor and social skills. Movement activities can also be combined with subjects such as literacy, math, and music - the possibilities are endless.

  • Life Cycle Activities: The Butterfly

    Running out of preschool science activities to explore with your students? The life cycle of a butterfly is a wonderful topic for young children to learn about, in turn helping develop their observation skills and understanding of sequence. 

  • Making Applesauce and Other Kid-Friendly Recipes

    Teaching kids life skills doesn’t have to be boring! Cooking with kids is a great way for parents and teachers to share valuable life skills and have a little fun along the way. Whether you’re at home, or cooking in the classroom, MaryAnn F. Kohl and Jean Potter’s Cooking Art: Easy Edible Art for Young Children, is full of activities sure to inspire your budding chefs. 

  • Spring Showers and Other Weather Lessons for Kids

    After a long winter, spring is a welcome opportunity to take learning outside and let your students explore the world around them! Spring is full of learning possibilities. For example, a conversation about spring showers is the perfect way to start a lesson on the water cycle - the choices are endless


Movement activities for preschoolers create a rich learning experience. Brain research shows how movement supports cognitive development in young children and that it should be a primary element in the early childhood curriculum. From using music education to aid speech development, to improving strength and dexterity through handwriting exercises, Gryphon House Publishing has developed a variety of activities that will help your child active and learning on the go. To learn more about our movement & play exercises, follow us on Facebook and Pinterest—or contact us today!

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