Gayle’s Preschool Rainbow
"A rainbow of preschool
education activity plans"
The Fall Activity Theme has a harvest of pre-school curriculum
activities and songs for Autumn. There are 2 web pages
filled with ideas to help youngsters take advantage of the season's natural
The Five Senses Theme is an award winning theme with hands on
active science learning experiences for early childhood education.
In the Rainbow Resource Room:
In the Fire Safety
Theme you'll find
activities about smoke detectors and Stop, Drop & Roll. There are songs, chants, a cooking
activity and a printable Firefighter
In Mask Making
Activities there are ideas
for making a variety of masks all throughout the year. There are masks for
expressing feelings and emotions, animal masks for circus themes, a mask for
helping young children learn to blow their noses, a mask made from nylon
stocking, a Turkey
mask for Thanksgiving and of course masks for Halloween.
& Emotions Theme has
activity plans that encourage young children to recognize, verbalize and cope
with their emotions. Help children understand feelings of frustration, anger,
sadness etc. with these activities.
The If You're
Happy and You Know It
theme is a collection of action songs, rhymes and activities that help young
children learn about their feelings and emotions. All this and much more can be
found in the Rainbow Resource Room!
How to Choose a
Picture Book In this
article written exclusively for the Preschool Rainbow, award winning author Ellen
Jackson offers advice that early childhood teachers can give to parents
about choosing good picture books for preschool children.
Preschool Books Listed
A pre-k curriculum resource of
suggested picture books for early childhood teachers and parents of young
children. With more than 20 lists of kindergarten and pre-k books for
story time and the library areas of early childhood classrooms.
The Preschool Rhyme
Theme Collection is a curriculum resource with tons
of finger plays, action poems, songs and nursery rhymes grouped according to
early childhood education themes. Rhymes that enhance early learning about insects and bugs, animals, family, transportation,
and so much more!
Animal Activities promotes pre-k and kindergarten
learning with literacy, science and dramatic play ideas. Activities for Zoo Themes are here.
Toddlers has 4 seasons of
learning ideas and activity plans for very young preschoolers.
for a Multicultural Theme
Activity plans that help youngsters
begin to explore different cultures and traditions.
Preschool Activities for a Dinosaur Theme
Lots of early childhood classroom activities
for teaching preschool children about these fascinating creatures.
Preschool children have fun learning
the letters of the alphabet when early childhood teachers use these activity
plans and games in their classrooms.
and Number Theme
Active learning ideas that engage
both small and large groups of young children in the development of counting
The Preschool Links page has informative resource sites for
preschool and kindergarten teachers, plus places of interest for both parents
and young children.