Kindergarten Activities Books
1. The GIANT Encyclopedia of Kindergarten Activities by Kathy Charner, Maureen Murphy, Paperback: 640 pages, Publisher: Gryphon House
From Autumn Leaf Ornaments to The Recycling Game, kindergarten children will delight in the 600 activities written just for them! In a nationwide contest, teachers submitted their favorite activities and the best of the best are included in this giant resource. This compilation has everything from language and science activities to art, music and movement, and learning centers. You'll find everything you need to keep your kindergarten classes engaged and learning for years to come. Themes Include: Art; Blocks; Books; Circle time; Fine motor; Fingerplays, songs, poems; Gross motor; Games; General tips for working with kindergarten children; Language; Literacy; Manipulatives; Math; Outdoors; Sand and water; Science and nature; Social development; Transitions.
2. Brain Quest Kindergarten by Chris Welles Feder, Misc. Supplies: 60 pages, Publisher: Workman Publishing
While kids are bonding with Ryan (and enjoying the cool construction of these slick, bound decks), parents will thrill at the range of fundamental academic skills and common-sense information that their children will pick up from these fun-to-guess cards. It's all here: questions about the alphabet, spelling, vocabulary, counting, spatial concepts, the physical sciences, as well as demonstrations of right from left, safety rules, and names of computer equipment. There also seems to be the perfect balance of "easy" and "hard" questions in this huge sampling. Kids feel both capable and challenged with Brain Quest, and thus stay with these decks for a long time. (Ages 5 to 6) - Jean Lenihan
3. I Spy Fantasy a Book of Picture Riddles (I Spy Book) by Walter Wick, Jean Marzollo; Hardcover: 34 pages, Publisher: Cartwheel Books
For PreSchool to Grade 5, each double-page spread is a rich visual delight consisting of elaborate sets constructed around fantasy themes, e.g., "City Blocks," "Sand Castles," "Into the Woods," "Monster Workshop," and "Sweet Dreams." This set of books is very good for testing your eyes. You will have tons of fun with these books. Families love these books.
4. My Little Pony: Three-in-One Book of Coloring & Activities (My Little Pony) by Ann Marie Capalija, Gayle Middleton, Paperback: 96 pages, Publisher: HarperFestival
Enjoy hours of coloring and activity fun! This super-special book is packed with pictures of all your favorite ponies.
5. Classroom Routines That Really Work for Prek and Kindergarten by Kathleen Hayes, Renee Creange, Paperback: 128 pages, Publisher: Teaching Strategies Books
Strategies for Arrival Time, Class Meetings, Work Centers, Small Groups, Outside Play & dozens of other routines that set the stage for children's literacy & help them feel at home in the classroom. An essential guide! Help children learn classroom routines! Filled with ideas for introducing and managing essential early childhood routines and activities that foster independence and build community.