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

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


  1. The Wiggles: Wiggly Safari by Lauren Turnowski (ed.)
  2. large sheet of paper
  3. marker


  1. Read the book The Wiggles: Wiggly Safari to the children.
  2. As you read the book make a list of the different locations covered (desert, swamp, and so on).
  3. Ask the children to recall what animals were found in each location and write the correct animals next to each location.
  4. Assist the children in writing a chant similar to "Going on a Bear Hunt" where they go through the different safari locations and run into the animals. The children can create the hand movements and the ending to the chant.
  5. As you repeat the chant throughout the safari theme, ask different children to create different endings to the chant.


Note: Before doing this activity, check for egg allergies.
1. Boil one egg for each child. If you have access to a stove, you can do this step
with the children. If not, do this before the activity. Try to involve the children
as much as possible.
2. After the eggs have cooled, have the children wash their hands and take one
egg. Show the children how to peel the eggs and let them peel their own.
This may take time, but is well worth the wait.
3. As children peel the eggs, put mayonnaise, sugar, and mustard into separate
small containers and put them on the workspace within easy reach.
4. Give each child a plastic knife to cut the egg in half. Don't worry about which
way the children cut the eggs any way is fine as long as they end up with
two halves.
5. Give each child a zipper-closure plastic bag and a plastic spoon. Ask them to
scoop the yolks into the bags.
6. Let the children spoon some of each of the three ingredients on the table
into the bag.
7. Ask them to securely seal the bags. Make sure that there is not so much air in
the bag that it will burst when the child squeezes it. To do this, show them
how to lay the bag on the table to seal it.
8. Encourage the children to use their hands to squish the mixture in their bag
until all of the ingredients are combined. After a sufficient amount of
squishing, have the children spoon the mixture from the bag to fill the
egg halves.
9. Enjoy your deviled eggs!
More to do Circle Time: Say the "Humpty Dumpty" rhyme together.
Games: Have an egg race using plastic eggs. Use masking tape to mark a start
and finish line anywhere in the room. Place two plastic eggs at the start line.
Encourage two children to use their noses to push the eggs across the floor to
the finish line. Don't make a competition of it, just have fun!

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