THEME: HEALTH & FITNESS
If your children are hungry for learning, they will love this delicious experience. Follow food from the farm to the truck that picks it up, then on to the market, bakery and all the way to your table. Learn the basics of measuring, pouring, stirring and chopping. After a well – balanced meal, go outside for a marathon of jumping, kicking, catching and relay races. everyone is a winner in this learning adventure.
WEEK ONE: Food Groups
As children grow they need nutritious food to keep their bodies fit and healthy. This can be a Challenging task due to picky eaters, busy schedules, and multiple caretakers. However, by approaching food with a positive attitude and sense of curiosity, we can raise happy, healthy eaters. The Healthy Plate Game can help visually show children the different types of food. Teaching children How to make healthy food choices is the foundation to lifelong habits of health and wellness.
WEEK TWO: In The Kitchen
Preparing and cooking food is not just for adults; children can also be wonderful helpers. The kitchen is perfect place for children to practice a variety skills such as math, science, fine motor, language, and cooperation. Cooking allows children to see how math has a practical application by participating measuring, sequencing, chopping shapes, and mixing. With supervision, young children are able to follow multiple directions and steps. Through these hands- on experiences, children apply creativity and critical thinking to achieve the sensory rewards of completing tasks.
WEEK THREE: Health
Children take part in their own health and wellness by understanding that their bodies need nutritious food, active play, and rest. Adults play an important role in modeling healthy routines and habits for children. Together, we can celebrate and discover why eating daily fruits and vegetable, brushing teeth, washing hands, exercising our muscles, and sleeping are important to grow up strong and healthy.
WEEK FOUR: Fitness
Children love to move and be active. From an infant lifting up their head to a four-year old kicking a ball, fundamental motor skills are essential for a child’s overall growth and development. When children are engaged in active play they are moving and controlling their muscles; this is key for a healthy growing body. Movement not only improves physical development but also enhances social and emotional skills. During interactive games, children are engaging socially with others and communicating their ideas. Through these encounters, children learn how to problem-solve with others and begin to build positive relationships with adults and peers.
WEEK ONE: God feeds my body.
WEEK TWO: God feeds my soul.
WEEK THREE: He never leaves me.
WEEK FOUR: Inside-Out and Upside-Down.
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