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Fun and Creative Ideas to Explore from Home

Relax and enjoy a virtual trip to the zoo or a museum, a story with your teacher, ideas for art, music, and building projects to help keep everyone active (and sane) during this time away from school. We hope these resources help sustain, encourage, and enrich your efforts to keep your child learning through play.

Especially for
our youngest:
Mrs. Attar & Ms. Schaefer's
Classes
Go!
Especially for our 3's classes:
Ami, Mrs. Purvis,
Ms. Lipford &
Mrs. Abernathy's Classes
Go!
Especially for
PreK:
Mrs. Frank & Mrs. Creer's
Classes
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For Everyone - Posts about Community, Movement, Animals, Science, Stories, & Cooking

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Read this intersting article from Brown Alumni Magazine.

Community

Parenting Rules You Can Break

Read this intersting article from Brown Alumni Magazine.

Send art to COVID patients who can only see hospital workers and no one else.

Community

Share your Art with Hospital Patients

Send art to COVID patients who can only see hospital workers and no one else.

The National Association for the Education of Young Children has many online articles and resources to browse through.

Community

NAEYC

The National Association for the Education of Young Children has many online articles and resources to browse through.

Children's National Hospital is launching a drive-up COVID-19 test site just for pediatric patients.

Community

Drive-Thru Testing

Children's National Hospital is launching a drive-up COVID-19 test site just for pediatric patients.

Put some fun into your daily movement activities.

Movement

Super Fun Activities

Put some fun into your daily movement activities.

Episode 2 of JumpBunch at Home.  Get ready for martial arts with Coach Grant.

Movement

JumpBunch Episode #2

Episode 2 of JumpBunch at Home. Get ready for martial arts with Coach Grant.

From shelter kittens to wild polar bears to manatees, let these critter webcams take your mind off social isolation during the coronavirus outbreak.

Animals

Animal Livestreams

From shelter kittens to wild polar bears to manatees, let these critter webcams take your mind off social isolation during the coronavirus outbreak.

Smithsonian National Zoo presents live webcams for pandas, elephants, lions and naked mole rats!

Animals

National Zoo

Smithsonian National Zoo presents live webcams for pandas, elephants, lions and naked mole rats!

The Kid Should See This - This is Linda's favorite video blog to see great science, art, and animation videos.

Science

The Kid Should See This

The Kid Should See This - This is Linda's favorite video blog to see great science, art, and animation videos.

The author of Going a A Bear Hunt reading his story.  He is very entertaining and lively.

Stories

Going on a Bear Hunt

The author of Going a A Bear Hunt reading his story.  He is very entertaining and lively.

Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo Willems to explore ways of writing and making together!

Stories

Lunch Doodles

Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo Willems to explore ways of writing and making together!

Make at home recipes for Puffy Paint, Slime and Play Doh

Cooking

3 Recipes for Sensory Materials

Make at home recipes for Puffy Paint, Slime and Play Doh

Helping Kids Entertain themselves and more topics

Community

Virtual Workshop from Kingsbury

Helping Kids Entertain themselves and more topics

Free  “Parenting Through the Corona Virus “Webinars Thursdays at Noon.

Community

Parent Encouragement Program

Free “Parenting Through the Corona Virus “Webinars Thursdays at Noon.

We are excited to share your cards with the front-line caregiving staff at MedStar National Rehabilitation Network (NRH).

Community

Share your Art - Mail your Thanks

We are excited to share your cards with the front-line caregiving staff at MedStar National Rehabilitation Network (NRH).

Join the fun and join the Chevy Chase listserve to get all the details on our neighborhood bear hunt. (Don't forget to check the CCPC classroom windows from the alley behind our school!)

Community

A Bear Hunt

Join the fun and join the Chevy Chase listserve to get all the details on our neighborhood bear hunt. (Don't forget to check the CCPC classroom windows from the alley behind our school!)

"My School is Closed Today" - From Noni Lindahl, this social story can help you explain to your child why there is currently no school.

Community

Social Story

"My School is Closed Today" - From Noni Lindahl, this social story can help you explain to your child why there is currently no school.

Why these Core Muscle Exercises Help Prevent Learning Challenges in the Classroom

Movement

Core Strength

Why these Core Muscle Exercises Help Prevent Learning Challenges in the Classroom

CCPC Nursery School's special activity partner, Jump Bunch, helps your kids stay moving and active.

Movement

Jump Bunch

CCPC Nursery School's special activity partner, Jump Bunch, helps your kids stay moving and active.

10 live cams that include jellyfish, sharks and sea otters plus Violet the Tuffted Puffin has her own YouTube channel!  The aquarium also offers guided morning meditations with the sea creatures!

Animals

Monterery Bay Aquarium

10 live cams that include jellyfish, sharks and sea otters plus Violet the Tuffted Puffin has her own YouTube channel! The aquarium also offers guided morning meditations with the sea creatures!

Eagle Cam - Watch this pair of eagles and their two babies!

Animals

Eagle Cam

Eagle Cam - Watch this pair of eagles and their two babies!

No library card needed - millions of scanned books that you can borrow.

Stories

The National Emergency Virtual Library

No library card needed - millions of scanned books that you can borrow.

Listen and act-out The Very Hungry Caterpillar with theater luminaries from Imagination Stage!

Stories

Imagination Stage

Listen and act-out The Very Hungry Caterpillar with theater luminaries from Imagination Stage!

Is it a solid or is it a liquid?  Try this easy to make slime.  The children will love to touch, play and explore their gooey creation.

Cooking

Oobleck Recipe

Is it a solid or is it a liquid? Try this easy to make slime. The children will love to touch, play and explore their gooey creation.

Cooking, letters & numbers! Oh, my!

Cooking

Homemade Pretzels

Cooking, letters & numbers! Oh, my!

Read this interesting Washington Post child about connecting with your child.

Community

Behavioral Theory

Read this interesting Washington Post child about connecting with your child.

Children May Be Afraid of Masks. Here’s How to Help.

Community

Wearing Masks

Children May Be Afraid of Masks. Here’s How to Help.

Use this coupon to give your child the gift of laughter on their birthday with an awesome virtual performance by The Great Zucchini

Community

The Great Zucchini

Use this coupon to give your child the gift of laughter on their birthday with an awesome virtual performance by The Great Zucchini

Stay connected through the mailbox! There are so many friends and grandparents who would love to receive a drawing. Don't forget our US military service!

Community

Send Some Mail

Stay connected through the mailbox! There are so many friends and grandparents who would love to receive a drawing. Don't forget our US military service!

Preschool Javelins and Jump Ropes

Movement

JumpBunch

Preschool Javelins and Jump Ropes

Try this multi-sensory nature-based scavenger hunt!

Movement

Spring Scavenger Hunt

Try this multi-sensory nature-based scavenger hunt!

Learn Trumpeting, Rumbling, and Roaring Sound Effects of Elephants

Animals

Elephant Sounds for Kids

Learn Trumpeting, Rumbling, and Roaring Sound Effects of Elephants

Home Safari! The Cincinnati Zoo has expanded past their coverage of the darling baby hippo Fiona and now include a whole variety of interesting animals!

Animals

Cincinnati Zoo

Home Safari! The Cincinnati Zoo has expanded past their coverage of the darling baby hippo Fiona and now include a whole variety of interesting animals!

This website provides a great variety of ideas for crafts, games, projects, science experiments, recipes, jokes, and even magic tricks.

Science

Funology

This website provides a great variety of ideas for crafts, games, projects, science experiments, recipes, jokes, and even magic tricks.

Great selection of classics -animated and read aloud.

Stories

Storyline Online

Great selection of classics -animated and read aloud.

Follow @Todd Parr on Instagram for story time each day at 11:00 Pacific (2:00EST).  Todd Parr reads one of his books each day and midweek does a cooking project!

Stories

Todd Parr

Follow @Todd Parr on Instagram for story time each day at 11:00 Pacific (2:00EST). Todd Parr reads one of his books each day and midweek does a cooking project!

Try these these staples from Ami’s classroom

Cooking

Apple Bread & Irish Soda Bread

Try these these staples from Ami’s classroom

Spring and chicks go hand in hand and we are super excited to share this adorable cork chicks art and craft idea with you.

Art

Cork Chicks

Spring and chicks go hand in hand and we are super excited to share this adorable cork chicks art and craft idea with you.

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