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Tips to Help Parents Encourage Exercise in Kids

September 24th, 2010 by admin

There are many ways for parents to encourage their children to exercise, and it is the responsibility of parents to help maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle for their kids. While physical education instructors also play a part in kids’ health with indoor gym classes and outdoor PE games, it is ultimately the responsibility of the parents to be good influences.

With the rising rates of obesity among adolescents, we should all be concerned for the health of the generation we are currently raising. Here are a few great ways that parents can encourage their children to exercise and remain active, without making it seem like a chore!

Encourage after-dinner walks and bike rides. When kids are young, they love nothing more than quality time with their parents; why would you want to replace that with sitcoms and cartoons? Rather than allowing kids to lounge in front of the TV, computer, or video game, head outside for a family walk or bike ride. During warm summer nights this can also be a great time to take kids to local community parks and playgrounds to engage with other children.

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Art Lessons And Activities For Preschoolers

June 25th, 2009 by admin

The blog Elementary Art Lessons features instructions for beautiful art projects for preschoolers, Kindergarten and also for older kids. The blog is very attractive, instructive and has plenty of illustrations.

Projects include scratch art, cave art, shape collage, 3D scuplture and much more.!

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A pretty scratch art project in Grade 1, from the blog Elementary Art Lessons.

Preschool Winter Activities and Crafts

November 27th, 2008 by admin

With a little planning and the right tools, you can be spreading sunshine around your preschool winter activities and crafts for the kids for all the cold winter months. For those of us with small children, or teachers of small children, you know the challenge of keeping the kids from “cabin fever”.

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Preschool Fall Activities

November 14th, 2008 by admin

Kids are always ready for outdoor play. Here are some preschool fall activities that use their imagination to create great projects and gifts for friends and family members.

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Community Helpers Preschool Activities

May 18th, 2008 by admin

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Community helpers are very familiar to small kids. They are everywhere in the exciting world they are discovering with their parents. To start off you can let them talk about the community workers they know best.

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Stop Drop and Roll

May 13th, 2008 by admin

So today we are going to practice STOP, DROP, and ROLL!!!!

Using red, orange and yellow felt pieces cut them out to look like flames. Then use velcro to put them together. Explain to the children that if they ever catch on fire they should not run, that they should stop whatever they are doing, drop to the ground, and roll around.

Once the children understand this, put the felt fire on one at a time and allow them to practice. This can be very fun and all of the children will enjoy it. If you are able to make more than one piece of fire then do it you will need it if your children do not share well.

Once they all of this down very well you can explain to them what LOOK, LISTEN, and FEEL mean. You know look for smoke, listen for help, and feel the doors for fire.

John 3:16 for Preschoolers File Folder Game

April 27th, 2008 by admin

I just found this link to a free file folder preschool craft about love and John 3:16 I thought you would enjoy…

http://www.christianpreschoolprintables.com/FFLove.html

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