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Dolls

Culinary activities, a new rhyme, as well as role play and craft ideas to make dolls extra fun for little ones!

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An alphabet game, word flashcards, activity sheets, crafts, lacing activities, and so much more to explore the world of dolls with your group.

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AREA SETUP

(Open thematic poster-Dolls) Print, laminate, and decorate the walls of your daycare with all kinds of posters.

 

Educa-theme-Dolls
(Open educa-theme-Dolls) Print and laminate. Use the different illustrations to decorate a corner of your daycare and present the theme to your group (and their parents).

 

Educa-decorate-Dolls
(Open educa-decorate-Dolls) Print, laminate, and cut out the various items. Use them to decorate your daycare and set the mood for the theme.

 

Garland-Dolls
(Open garland-Dolls) Print. Let children decorate the items. Cut them out and use them to form a garland that can be hung within your daycare or near your daycare entrance.

 

SPECIAL TOOLIdentification group-Dolls

(Open group identification-Dolls) Print and laminate the documents. Use them to identify cubbyholes, naptime mattresses, etc.

 

CIRCLE TIME

Poni discovers and presents-Dolls around the world

(Open Poni discovers and presents-Dolls around the world) Print and laminate the cards. Cut them out. Use your Poni puppet or another puppet children are familiar with to present the pictures to your group. Invite children to bring a doll they have at home to daycare for the duration of the theme. Encourage them to present their doll to the group during circle time. Place a doll in a baby carrier and wear it as you greet children in the morning.

 

Thematic bin
Fill a large bin with the following items and let children manipulate them throughout the theme: bibs, baby bottles, pacifiers, sippy cups, baby spoons, small bowls, dolls, baby clothes, rattles, baby blankets, diapers, pyjamas, empty baby food containers, etc.

 

PICTURE GAMEPicture-game-Dolls

(Open picture game-Dolls) Use the pictures to decorate your daycare or to spark a conversation with your group. Print, laminate, and store the pictures in a Ziploc bag or in your thematic bin.

 

ACTIVITY SHEETS

(Open activity sheets-Dolls) Print and follow instructions.

 

Educa-nuudles-Snow sculptures

(Open educa-nuudles-Dolls) Print for each child. Have children color the sheet. Once they are done, they may use Magic Nuudles to turn the coloring pages into three-dimensional works of art. Variation: If you do not have Magic Nuudles, ask children to fill the spaces designed for the Magic Nuudles with bingo markers or stickers. To order Magic Nuudles

 

WRITING ACTIVITIESStationery-Dolls

(Open writing activities-D like doll) Print for each child or laminate for use with a dry-erase marker.

 

Stationery-Snow sculptures
(Open stationery-Dolls) Print. Use the stationery to communicate with parents, in your writing corner, or to identify your thematic bins.

 

LANGUAGE ACTIVITIES

Word flashcards

Use the flashcards to spark a conversation with your group, in your reading and writing corner, or to identify your thematic bins. (Open word flashcards-Dolls) (Open giant word flashcards-Dolls) Print. Porcelain doll, Russian nesting doll, rag doll, clothing, hair, eyes, stroller, high chair, cradle, Barbie, ribbon, baby carriage


Doll alphabetAlphabet-Dolls
(Open alphabet-Dolls) Print and laminate the various pieces. Children must use the letters to associate the correct outfit to each doll.

 

Let's chat
Print and laminate the word flashcards. Each child picks one word. Children take turns presenting their word to the group (ex. a stroller). Discuss each word flashcard to see what children know about the different items related to the theme.

 

Dollhouse scene
(Open scene-Dollhouse) Print, laminate, and cut out the items on the second page. Encourage children to use them to decorate the scene and create stories.

 

ROUTINES AND TRANSITIONS

Game-This is my spot-DollsGame-This is my spot-Dolls
(Open game-This is my spot-Dolls) Print two copies of each illustration. Use adhesive paper to stick one copy of each illustration on the table. Place the second copy in a bag. Children take turns picking an illustration to determine where they must sit at the table. You may also use the illustrations to determine children's naptime spots or their place in the task train.

 

My doll path
(Open my doll path) Print, laminate, and secure the illustrations on the floor of your daycare to create a path leading to the areas frequently visited by children throughout the day. The path can lead to the bathroom, the cloakroom, etc. If you prefer, use the illustrations to delimit various areas.

 

Clean hands bin
Fill a container with a variety of small toys related to the theme to keep children busy once they have washed their hands. The only rule: they cannot play with the items in this bin unless their hands are clean.

 

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND MOTOR SKILLS

Lacing-DollsLacing-Dolls
(Open lacing-Dolls) Print, laminate, and make holes around the contour of each shape. Children can use string or shoelaces to lace the shapes.

 

Helping dolls get dressed
Undress several dolls and deposit them on a table. When you give the signal, children must dress the dolls with the clothing items provided. With older children, make this activity more challenging by asking them to dress Barbie dolls.

 

The baby's pacifier
(Open Game-Pacifier) Print and assemble the game. Display the baby on a wall and have children attempt to stick a pacifier as close to the correct spot as possible while blindfolded.

 

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Stroller race

Set two strollers in your yard and place a doll in each one. Invite children to complete a pre-determined obstacle course involving cones, a tunnel, a balance beam, etc. while pushing a stroller. Variation: You may also choose to divide your group into teams and organize a relay race.

 

Portage obstacle raceEduca-symmetry-Dolls
Tie a doll on each child's back with a scarf. Have children complete an obstacle course while carrying their doll on their back. Their doll mustn't fall, even if children must hop in a hula hoop, go through a tunnel, jump on a trampoline, etc. They must keep their doll safe at all times!

 

RELAXATION ACTIVITIES

Sleep tight little doll
Let children sleep with their doll during naptime. Encourage them to sing a lullaby to their doll to help her fall asleep.

 

COGNITIVIE ACTIVITIES

Educ-trace-Dolls
(Open educ-trace-Dolls) Print for each child. Children must trace the dotted lines using a crayon of the corresponding color and then color each object using the same color.

 

Educa-symmetry-DollsEduc-colors-Dolls
(Open educa-symmetry-Dolls) Print. Children must color the bottom picture to make it look exactly like the top picture.

 

Educ-colors-Dolls
(Open educ-colors-Dolls) Print and laminate for durable, eco-friendly use. If you prefer, print a copy for each child. Children must associate each doll to the bow of the corresponding color by drawing a line with a crayon of the same color (if desired).

 

Hunt and seek-Dolls
(Open Hunt and seek-Dolls) Print and laminate. Children pick a card and search for the item in the scene.

 

Bingo-Dolls
(Open bingo-Dolls) Print and laminate. Cut out the small cards. Use dry cereal or Smarties as bingo markers.

 

MORAL AND SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

My dollHunt and seek-Dolls

(Open my doll) (Open my doll-Note to parents) Print for each child. Have children bring the model home and decorate it with one or both of their parents. Display the dolls on a wall of your daycare. Children will be proud to show their doll to their friends. There are several paper dolls in the Dress-up Dolls section of the educatall club.

 

EARLY SCIENCE/MANIPULATION/EXPLORATION

Babies drink milk
Purchase different types of milk (almond milk, soy milk, rice milk, cow's milk, powdered milk, etc.). Encourage children to taste each one to see which types of milk they like and dislike.

 

Bath time at the water table
Fill a large container or your water table with water. Provide several bath-related accessories (facecloths, towels, empty shampoo and soap bottles, combs, etc.). Invite children to wash the dolls.

 

Laundry timeMy doll
Fill a large container with soapy water and invite children to wash your doll clothes. Have a clothesline nearby and help children hang the items to let them dry.

 

Rice bin
Set a few dolls in your rice bin. Children will enjoy helping them play in the "sand".

 

CULINARY ACTIVITIES

Food item of the week: Onions
(Open educ-poster-Onions) Print and laminate the cards to present the food item of the week to your group. The cards will help them discover different forms of this everyday food item. Display them in your kitchen area or next to the table where children eat.

 

Prepare and taste baby purées
Prepare a variety of fruit and vegetable purées with your group. Explain how babies must eat puréed food because they don't have teeth. Select fruits and vegetables that children are sure to like. Compare the purées to the foods you serve for lunch (example: sliced carrots and puréed carrots).

 

A baby snackEduc-poster-Onions
At snack time, serve purées, Arrowroot biscuits, baby cereal, etc. Of course, don't forget to give each child a bib, just for fun!

 

ARTS & CRAFTS

Models-Dolls
(Open models-Dolls) Print and laminate the cards to present the food item of the week to your group. The cards will help them discover different forms of this everyday food item. Display them in your kitchen area or next to the table where children eat.

 

Puppets-Dolls
(Open puppets-Dolls) Print the puppet models on heavy cardboard. Invite children to cut them out and decorate them with various materials. Attach a Popsicle stick to the back of each model to create a puppet.

 

My miniature doll
(Open my miniature doll) Print for each child. Have children color and cut out the various doll parts. When they are done, have them glue them on an empty toilet paper roll to create a miniature doll. Hang the dolls from the ceiling.

 

My bottle dollPuppets-Dolls
You will need a full water bottle and a Styrofoam ball for each child. Secure the Styrofoam ball on the bottle cap by making a hole in the ball and fitting it over the cap. Have children bring their doll to life by adding hair (yarn), arms and legs (pipe cleaners), etc. Encourage them to dress their doll by cutting clothing items out of colourful construction paper. Note: This craft can also be done with an empty water bottle, but the bottle will tip over easily.

 

COLORING PAGES

(Open coloring pages theme-Dolls) Print for each child.

 

I am learning to draw-A doll
(Open I am learning to draw-A doll) Print and laminate the model sheet. Encourage children to practice their drawing technique on the model sheet. When they are ready, they may try drawing a doll on their own.

 

Complete the drawing-Dolls
(Open complete the drawing-Dolls) Print for each child. Have children complete the picture by drawing the missing elements.

 

SONGS & RHYMESSongs & rhymes-My favorite doll

(Open songs & rhymes-My favorite doll)

By: Patricia Morrison

 

My favorite doll

I have a favorite doll
She isn't very tall
Her hair is long
Her eyes are blue
Although I may be wrong
I think you'd like her too

 

Have fun

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