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The GIANT Encyclopedia Of Learning Center Activities For Children 3 to 6

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  1. Paper or notebook
  2. Pen


  1. Before going outside on a "hearing walk," explain to the children that they will be listening for sounds.
  2. On the walk, ask the children to describe what they hear. Write down their observations.
  3. After returning from the walk, ask the children to recall the sounds they heard. Compare their recollections with the list from the walk. This activity will help the children learn to listen and recall what was heard.
  4. Sing a "call-and-response" song where you sing a phrase and the children repeat what you sing. Ella Jenkins' song, "Did You Feed My Cow?" from the album You Sing a Song and I'll Sing a Song, is an example of this type of song.


1. Read a book about the beach to the children.
2. Provide blue construction paper, shells, real sand, and pre-cut sunbathers for
children to make a beach scene collage. The children can use fingerpaint to
make the sea and the sky.
3. Play "Shells and Waves." Give each child a small shell. Write his initials on it
with permanent marker. Place their shells in the middle of a sheet. Each child
holds a corner of the sheet, and when you say, "Go," children shake the sheet,
making "waves." The child whose shell stays on the sheet longest wins!

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