Activities

Kaplan's extensive collection of activity resource books includes hundreds of topics for the classroom. Subjects include games, language arts, arts and crafts, social studies, math, afterschool activities, and much more.

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The Encyclopedia of Infant and Toddler Activities, Revised Edition
The Encyclopedia of Infant and Toddler Activities, Revised Edition
Item: 89712
Status: In Stock
$21.95
With new activities and explorations, tips and information to help you understand how to support the littlest learners, and research nuggets to enhance your own professional knowledge, the Encyclopedia of Infant and Toddler Activities, revised, will be your go-to resource! Activities will help you support curiosity, play, exploration, persistence, emerging foundations in literacy and math, problem solving, and so much more! Paperback. 288 pages.
Planning for Play
Planning for Play
Item: 89711
Status: In Stock
$14.95
Play is learning! But play in the early years is endangered by the emphasis on push-down academics, mounting parental expectations, and pressures on early childhood teachers to prepare young children for the rigors of kindergarten and beyond. With all of that, gains made by play experiences, including readiness skills and social-emotional development, have fallen away. Young children learn best through play. This book helps educators understand the different types of play and the rich opportunities… More »
The Budding...Books
The Budding...Books
Item: 29042P
Status: In Stock
$9.95 - $46.95
Perfect for children ages 3 to 6, these fun-filled introductions feature easy-to-follow instructions and easy-to-find materials that will help children develop many important life skills. Books included are: "The Budding Gardener", "The Budding Chef", "The Budding Artist", "The Budding Scientist", and "The Budding Builder". Books have 72 pages each. Paperback.
Where Does My Shadow Sleep? A Parent's Guide to Exploring Science with Children's Books
Where Does My Shadow Sleep? A Parent's Guide to Exploring Science with Children's Books
Item: 26129
Status: In Stock
$14.95
With the help of the stories and activities in this book, take the time to watch, wonder, ask questions, talk about, and explore the world of science with your child. Use favorite children's books to investigate animals and insects, learn how plants grow and change, and discover how shadows grow and shrink. With four chapters that cover a multitude of themes, it's never been easier to deepen your child's understanding of important science and reading concepts at the same time! 144 pages. Paperback.
Let's Build Strong Foundations in Language, Math, and Social Skills
Let's Build Strong Foundations in Language, Math, and Social Skills
Item: 26122
Status: In Stock
$24.95
Engage children with meaningful constructive play! This book provides educators of young children with guidance in how to create early childhood environments that support children's natural need to play. It includes strategies for creating and scaffolding the block play experience, recommends children's books that support the learning, and outlines ways to match behaviors, content, and concepts to learning standards. Lesson plans include: Thanksgiving -- sharing and giving; our families and ourselves;… More »
L is for Lion and Other Playful Alphabet Fun
L is for Lion and Other Playful Alphabet Fun
Item: 20220
Status: In Stock
$12.95
"L is for Lion" helps children learn letters easily and entertains them with the fun activities in this book. Each letter of the alphabet has two full pages of activities and ideas, including: foods to enjoy that begin with the letter, games or activities that reinforce the shape or sound of the letter, a song, poem, or tongue twister featuring the letter, and suggestions of books to read. Paperback. 80 pages.
Learn Every Day™ About Shapes
Learn Every Day™ About Shapes
Item: 17241
Status: In Stock
$12.95
This new book features 100 activities all about shapes! Contributed by teachers, these activities are organized by curriculum area and offer fresh ideas that provide hours of engaging activities. Complete with learning objectives, related children's books, and an assessment component, teachers will find everything they need to teach children ages 3-6 all about shapes. 128 pages.
Learn Every Day™ About Colors
Learn Every Day™ About Colors
Item: 17239
Status: In Stock
$12.95
This book features classroom activities from teachers around the globe, all focused on topics that teachers use every day. Organized by curriculum area, Learn Every Day™ About Colors has 100 activities for children ages 3-6, providing teachers with innovative and fun ways to introduce and reinforce learning about colors. Each activity features learning objectives, related vocabulary, related children's books, materials needed, directions for preparation, instructions for each activity, and… More »
Thinking BIG, Learning BIG
Thinking BIG, Learning BIG
Item: 17254
Status: In Stock
$39.95
Thinking BIG, Learning BIG is filled with BIG activities. The chapters are organized by topic, with activities which build science, math, literacy and language skills, to form a solid foundation for future learning. The BIG Connections section presents ways to integrate the topic throughout the curriculum in sensory experiences, art, music, dramatic play, and gross motor skills. Paperback. 312 pages.
30 Fun Ways to Learn About Counting
30 Fun Ways to Learn About Counting
Item: 20229
Status: In Stock
$12.95
Counting is the foundation for future math learning. Pairing and sorting objects, understanding numbers and quantity, and counting can all be introduced with simple activities. 30 Fun Ways to Learn About Counting brings these skills into the classroom with fun and engaging games and activities! 80 pages. Paperback.
Things To Do With Toddlers and Twos
Things To Do With Toddlers and Twos
Item: 11028
Status: In Stock
$15.95
Toddlers explore the world using their senses with over 400 exciting hands-on activities. The suggested activities help children develop cognitive skills, language, sensory awareness, gross and fine motor skills, self-image, sociability, imagination, and more. 168 pages.
Go Figure!
Go Figure!
Item: 25672
Status: In Stock
$49.95
$10.00
Grades K - 5. This resource will help children meet the challenges of daily problem solving as they discover and use problem solving strategies and higher-order thinking skills. These short mathematical and reasoning activities are based on national Reading and Mathematics Standards to enhance the academic opportunities in the daily classroom. Unit includes K-2 and 3-5 Activity Guides.
101 Great Gifts Kids Can Make
101 Great Gifts Kids Can Make
Item: 26110
Status: In Stock
$19.95
3 years & up. Children can make unique presents for moms, dads, grandparents, friends, teachers -- all of the special people in their lives! Create a Made-It-Myself mouse pad personalized for Mom. Dad will love the peaceful chimes of his Terracotta Music Maker, and grandparents will be delighted with the Picture Puzzle. From the card to the wrapping paper, and everything in between, 101 Great Gifts Kids Can Make has dozens of perfect gift ideas that will make gift-giving meaningful again!
How Many Ways Can You Make Five?
How Many Ways Can You Make Five?
Item: 26121
Status: In Stock
$14.95
Children's books can bring math concepts to life. With the help of the stories and activities in this book, you and your child will have a blast reading about, talking about, and exploring the world of math. Use favorite children's books to investigate patterns and puzzles, learn how to subtract, and make maps. With four chapters that cover a multitude of themes, it's never been easier to deepen your child's understanding of important math and reading concepts at the same time! 144 pages. Paperback.
Up, Down, Move Around - Nutrition and Motor Skills
Up, Down, Move Around - Nutrition and Motor Skills
Item: 26887
Status: In Stock
$24.95
Movement-inspiring activities reinforce good nutrition, health and motor skills! Young children learn best when they connect physical activity with learning! Up, Down, Move Around is packed with fun, simple activities that will have your children jumping, shaking, rolling, dancing, and clapping as they learn! From the Healthy Food Obstacle Course to the Bendy Bodies Stretch, children ages 3 to 6 will get moving as they learn and support an awareness of nutrition and health concepts as well as fine… More »
Up, Down, Move Around - Math and Literacy
Up, Down, Move Around - Math and Literacy
Item: 26888
Status: In Stock
$24.95
Movement-inspiring activities reinforce key literacy and math concepts! Young children learn best when they connect physical activity with learning! Up, Down, Move Around is packed with fun, simple math and literacy activities that will have your children jumping, shaking, rolling, dancing, and clapping as they learn! From the Syllable Freeze Dance to a Math Orchestra, children ages 3 to 6 will actively explore letters and numbers as they develop number sense, practice counting and rhyming, and… More »
50 Fantastic Things to Do with Preschoolers
50 Fantastic Things to Do with Preschoolers
Item: 27134
Status: In Stock
$16.95
Explore, inquire, and experiment alongside your preschooler using the simple ideas in "50 Fantastic Things to Do with Preschoolers". Written specifically for parents, the activities in this book will lead to infectious excitement and enthusiasm for learning! Using objects easily found in most homes, this collection of purposeful play experiences will help preschoolers to develop key skills at their own pace and to make unhurried, important discoveries. Each activity in this book features… More »
101 Easy, Wacky, Crazy Activities for Young Children
101 Easy, Wacky, Crazy Activities for Young Children
Item: 17229
Status: In Stock
$12.95
With quick and simple ideas, "101 Easy, Wacky, Crazy Activities" is guaranteed to enliven any day. Encourage children to think creatively, problem solve, and have fun while learning. Written by two experienced teachers, this collection of open-ended ideas is a book teachers and parents will want to keep handy. Paperback. 144 pages.
Rainy Day Activities
Rainy Day Activities
Item: 17250
Status: In Stock
$7.95
Rainy Day Activities has everything you need to make being stuck inside fun! This resource is filled with quiet games to create relaxing moments, active games to get the wiggles out, and games that require no materials at all. 64 pages.
Mighty Fine Motor Fun
Mighty Fine Motor Fun
Item: 18274
Status: In Stock
$14.95
Featuring activities organized by age, this resource provides you with the tools and information you need to teach fine motor skills to children ages 3 to 5. With few materials needed, the activities are perfect for both large and small groups and are easy to integrate into any curriculum. Paperback.
Wild About Learning Centers
Wild About Learning Centers
Item: 20221
Status: In Stock
$24.95
Now you can integrate literacy across the curriculum and throughout the day with easy, fun activities from Between the Lions! The ideas and activities in this invaluable resource enrich learning centers with experiences that follow a literacy scope and sequence to help children become successful readers. Each activity includes a list of materials, instructions, a vocabulary list, a skill focus, and theme connections. Paperback. 240 pages.
Socially Strong, Emotionally Secure
Socially Strong, Emotionally Secure
Item: 20225
Status: In Stock
$16.95
Now more than ever, adults must help children develop the skills necessary to navigate through life successfully. By focusing on building social and emotional strength, we increase children's resilience and prepare them to handle the challenges in life. The strategies and activities in "Socially Strong, Emotionally Secure" help children become socially and emotionally healthy for life. Organized into five chapters, the activities support and build resilience in children ages 3 to 8. 160 pages. Paperback.
Story Play: Building Language and Literacy One Story at a Time
Story Play: Building Language and Literacy One Story at a Time
Item: 20226
Status: In Stock
$16.95
When a story comes to the end -- it does not have to be the end of the story. Instead, teachers can continue the learning with activities and experiences to promote conversation about that story. Story Play encourages even the most inexperienced teacher, librarian, child care professional, or family member to become a storyteller with ideas for expanding stories into meaningful learning experiences. With stories, poems, songs, chants, and fingerplays, as well as ideas for working with puppets and… More »
30 Fun Ways to Learn About Time and Money
30 Fun Ways to Learn About Time and Money
Item: 20227
Status: In Stock
$12.95
Time and money are challenging, abstract concepts with concrete everyday importance. Using role-playing, games, songs, and dramatic play, 30 Fun Ways to Learn About Time and Money explores these difficult concepts through props, real-life scenarios, and imaginative play. 80 pages. Paperback.