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amother




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Post  Sun, Jun 23 2019, 1:31 pm
I'm doing a small daycamp in my house for kids ages 2-4 for the week. Anyone have any fun cute ideas or a schedule? I dont have so much space.
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SuperWify




 
 
 


Post  Sun, Jun 23 2019, 2:35 pm
Play dough
Bubbles
Sprinklers
Coloring time with a CD
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Motherhood




 
 
 


Post  Sun, Jun 23 2019, 2:43 pm
I bought art supplies, do dot and kinetic sand
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aricelli




 
 
 


Post  Sun, Jun 23 2019, 3:25 pm
Unroll a roll of bubble wrap- its so much fun to jump on it!
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aricelli




 
 
 


Post  Sun, Jun 23 2019, 3:34 pm
Rice tables. Hide mentchies and animals in it. Buy scoops and mini shovels.
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amother




Aubergine


Post  Sun, Jun 23 2019, 4:39 pm
Make slime
Water balloons
Finger paint with jello or pudding then eat
There are edible finger paint recipes
Bake cookies/challah
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amother




Seashell


Post  Sun, Jun 23 2019, 4:44 pm
Make a game of following directions.

Put out colorful spot markers (or u can use color paper if it won't slip on ur floor) and then call out. Jump onto blue. Jump onto red. Stuff like that.
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aricelli




 
 
 


Post  Sun, Jun 23 2019, 4:59 pm
Puppet shows
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amother




Lilac


Post  Sun, Jun 23 2019, 5:29 pm
Take a paper plate. Have the children line the bottom half of the paper plate with Elmer's washable glue (it works). Have the children dip 2 Qtips in a plate of Elmer's glue and paint the bottom of the plate with it. Give the children Northern beans and have them glue the beans onto the bottom of the plate. (Draw a line for them in black marker).

For the top half of the paint, have them paint the top half using blue washable paint (you can have them use Q tips for this also). Then give out cut out paper fish and have them glue the fish onto the plate. They should be able to dip the Q tips into the glue and paint it onto the plate if you show them how to do it.

Whatever you do, don't do the project for them. Let them decide how many beans they want to glue onto the plate.

They love music. Put on a children's CD and have them hold hands and walk around in a circle.
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amother




Pearl


Post  Sun, Jun 23 2019, 5:46 pm
Spread out a blanket and have a picnic.
Set up a “tent” for camping.
Buy Morah Music cd’s and take turns appointing “motion leaders”.
Buy some Melissa and Doug costumes and have pretend play.
Prepare cookie dough, give them some cookie molds.
Give them pizza dough and toppings and have them “make” their pizza.
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amother




White


Post  Sun, Jun 23 2019, 8:27 pm
-My 2.5yo came home from daycamp on Friday with challah! Apparently, they make challah every Friday. He was thrilled!
-Get a blowup pool
-sensory bins
-play dough
-dress up
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Optione




 
 
 


Post  Sun, Jun 23 2019, 8:32 pm
Please do not use water balloons. They are a fatal hazard to little kids (more the 2yr than the 4yr)
If you're on the east coast, it's supposed to be nice weather most of the week, bH. If you schedule outside play for early in the day, then you can do a second outside play in the afternoon. (Obviously only if you have all safety measures in place.)
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mom!




 
 
 


Post  Sun, Jun 23 2019, 8:39 pm
Spinkler/water table/water activities.
Coloring
Baking
indoor play
swings/park
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amother




OP


Post  Sun, Jun 23 2019, 9:39 pm
Thank you everyone!!! Keep the ideas coming! I have a couple of kids with dairy and gluten allergies so I am a bit nervous with playdough and baking.
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dankbar




 
 
 


Post  Sun, Jun 23 2019, 9:53 pm
any craft with stickers, dot punch paint with pics that have circles on them.
cut out shapes from construction paper & they have to match & glue shapes on a large mosiac shape picture
they can do their own collages with art supplies
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amother




OP


Post  Sun, Jun 23 2019, 9:56 pm
Thank you everyone!!! Keep the ideas coming! I have a couple of kids with dairy and gluten allergies so I am a bit nervous with playdough and baking.
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amother




Burgundy


Post  Mon, Jun 24 2019, 12:08 am
Movement songs and games with an interactive component including davening songs with hand motions, punchanello, put the chicken in the pot song using pretend food and vegetables etc.

Dress up using old hats, tichels, handbags, etc.

Simple obstacle course such as jumping from spot to spot, balancing along a line, etc. each kid can take a piece of a puzzle or activity at he beginning of the obstacle course that they need to put in at the end of it.

If you are worried about allergies, maybe stick to water or rice play.

Sticker art crafts

Music time with home-made instruments

Simple repetitive books with a refrain that the kids can learn and say with you as you read

Magnatiles

Sample schedule:
Free play
Circle time
Outside time
Snack
Indoor play
Craft/sensory play
Lunch
Story
Outdoor play
Pack up
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