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.
Buckleitner's Guide to Using Tablets with Young Children
Buckleitner's Guide to Using Tablets with Young Children
Item: 81298
Status: In Stock
$12.95
Whether at home, in care environments, or at school, using digital tablets with interactive apps can open children's minds to their own capabilities and worlds of fun! This valuable guide offers educators and families expert advice on making smart choices about technology with young children. "Buckleitner's Guide to Using Tablets with Young Children" simplifies the shopping process, describes which apps are age appropriate, clarifies how to find educational apps on particular subjects,… 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 »
The I Can't Sing Book for Grownups Who Can't Carry a Tune in a Paper Bag...
The I Can't Sing Book for Grownups Who Can't Carry a Tune in a Paper Bag...
Item: 42234
Status: In Stock
$14.95
Sing and play along with your children using this engaging The I Can't Sing Book for Grownups Who Can't Carry a Tune in a Paper Bag. Who says you need an opera singer's voice to teach music to young children? These fascinating, easy activities help even the most tone-deaf adult show children the wonder and magic of making and hearing music. Children will love following along as they take in music and rhythm learning. 192 pages. Paperback.
Picturing the Project Approach
Picturing the Project Approach
Item: 89710
Status: In Stock
$29.95
When teachers implement the project approach to learning, young children can follow their own real-world interests to gain deeper understanding. Children wonder about a topic, formulate their questions, and then figure out the answers for themselves in their own way. The project approach helps children dig deeply into intellectual and social experiences that can help them see meaningful benefits of the skills they are acquiring. "Picturing the Project Approach" will lead teachers every… More »
500 Five Minute Games
500 Five Minute Games
Item: 32687
Status: In Stock
$19.95
Enjoy games that are fun, easy, and developmentally appropriate. Children will unwind, communicate and build self-esteem. Great ideas to send home with parents! 272 pages.
Let's Take It Outside!
Let's Take It Outside!
Item: 26123
Status: In Stock
$19.95
Children love outdoor play. Now teachers can combine the magic and excitement of the outdoors with activities that encourage and support learning! This book includes more than 100 new teacher-created, classroom-tested outdoor activities that engage children's minds and bodies as much as they explore the limitless bounds of the outdoors while also building key skills in areas like math, literacy and language, science, art, and music. Perfect for ages 3 - 6. Activities include: counting, alphabet,… More »
The Complete Resource Book for Preschoolers
The Complete Resource Book for Preschoolers
Item: 42251
Status: In Stock
$29.95
This resource supplies 25 two-week themes, with a total of over 2,000 activities and ideas. Paperback, 463 pages.
Learning is in BLOOM: Cultivating Outdoor Explorations
Learning is in BLOOM: Cultivating Outdoor Explorations
Item: 72385
Status: In Stock
$19.95
The movement to connect young children with nature continues to grow, as more parents and educators become passionate about bringing learning outdoors and letting children explore outside the bounds of traditional lessons. In the full-color Learning Is in Bloom, teachers and caregivers will find 40 hands-on activities effective in engaging young children in investigating nature, both indoors and outdoors, on the school grounds, and on excursions around the neighborhood. Through fostering a love… More »
Transition Tips and Tricks
Transition Tips and Tricks
Item: 61229
Status: In Stock
$19.95
This resource book is full of attention-grabbing, creative activities that provide children with an outlet for wiggles, while giving their brain a jumpstart with cross-lateral movement games. Includes songs, games, and finger plays for anytime of the day. Paperback. 208 pages.
Great Games For Young Children
Great Games For Young Children
Item: 81870
Status: In Stock
$19.95
Get ready for fun! These new and classic games, each with a noncompetitive twist, are sure to get children up and moving. You'll find everything you need to know to play over 100 great games, including outside games, musical games, circle games, concept games, and cooperative games. Every game provides benefits for children by supporting cognitive, social/emotional, and physical development. Perfect for rainy days, sunny days, and every day, each game in this book offers heart rate raising, team-building,… More »
The Complete Daily Curriculum for Early Childhood - Revised
The Complete Daily Curriculum for Early Childhood - Revised
Item: 20235
Status: In Stock
$39.95
This award-winning curriculum for 3-6 year olds offers a complete plan for every learning style. Revised and updated, the new edition of this classic bestseller is full of new activities based on the latest research about how children learn. The comprehensive appendix has been updated and the patterns are now available exclusively online so teachers can easily print them onto paper at any time! 416 pages.
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.
Making Space for Preschool Makerspaces
Making Space for Preschool Makerspaces
Item: 36912
Status: In Stock
$32.95
What can you add to your early childhood classroom that will immerse children in rich learning, reduce challenging behaviors, and develop confidence as well as critical thinking and problem-solving skills? A makerspace! Filled with colorful photographs taken in real early childhood settings, this book will guide you step-by-step in making a makerspace that invites young children to boldly explore materials and create something only they can imagine. Discover how to: draft a plan and gather materials,… More »
The GIANT Encyclopedia of Circle Time and Group Activities for Children 3 to 6
The GIANT Encyclopedia of Circle Time and Group Activities for Children 3 to 6
Item: 34923
Status: In Stock
$34.95
An invaluable collection of over 600 activities covering 48 themes, created by teachers from all over America. These are ideas that work and keep children learning and happy for days, weeks and months. Many activities include suggestions for extending the circle time or group activity into other areas of the curriculum such as math, science, snack, language, or field trips. Books and songs related to the acrtivity as well as original songs and poems are included. 510 pages.