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 - Paperback
The Encyclopedia of Infant and Toddler Activities, revised - Paperback
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 - Paperback
Planning for Play - Paperback
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? - Paperback
Where Does My Shadow Sleep? - Paperback
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 - Paperback
Let's Build Strong Foundations in Language, Math, and Social Skills - Paperback
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 - Paperback
L is for Lion and Other Playful Alphabet Fun - Paperback
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 »
30 Fun Ways to Learn About Counting - Paperback
30 Fun Ways to Learn About Counting - Paperback
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.
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.
Learning is in BLOOM: Cultivating Outdoor Explorations - Paperback
Learning is in BLOOM: Cultivating Outdoor Explorations - Paperback
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 - Paperback
Transition Tips and Tricks - Paperback
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.
Preschool Health and Safety Matters
Preschool Health and Safety Matters
Item: 20238
Status: In Stock
$14.95
Early childhood educators are responsible for the health and safety of the children they care for. From preventing harm from known safety risks to promoting children's medical, nutritional, oral, and mental health, educators and program directors act as children's daily protection and support. This easy-to-use manual provides educators with the information they need to ensure that the children in their care are safe, while they learn the best practices to stay healthy for life. With suggestions,… More »
Block Play
Block Play
Item: 97733
Status: In Stock
$19.95
This block play guide enhances the classroom block corner with over 50 great activities. Clear description of what children learn by playing with blocks accompany the activities. Each suggestion encourages problem solving, fine-and-gross motor development, the development of math, science, language, and social skills.
Infant and Toddler Experiences Set
Infant and Toddler Experiences Set
Item: 80659
Status: In Stock
$59.95
These books turn activities into experiences by taking into account the relationships between the caregiver, the child, and the home or center environment. Each experience includes instructions, list of materials needed, procedures to follow, and strategies to help caregivers promote the healthiest development for infants and toddlers. 192 pages each.
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.
Transition Time:  Let's Do Something Different
Transition Time: Let's Do Something Different
Item: 32690
Status: In Stock
$19.95
by Jean Feldman. Over 400 ideas to make those 'between times' teachable moments and smooth transitions with simple and fun activities. 288 pages.
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 »
Squish, Sort, Paint & Build
Squish, Sort, Paint & Build
Item: 34932
Status: In Stock
$19.95
by Sharon MacDonald. Over 200 easy-to-plan learning center activities for language and literacy, science, manipulatives, art and more. 272 pages.
The GIANT Encyclopedia of Monthly Activities for Chidren 3 to 6
The GIANT Encyclopedia of Monthly Activities for Chidren 3 to 6
Item: 81865
Status: In Stock
$34.95
With over 600 activities, The GIANT Encyclopedia of Monthly Activities is the result of a nationwide search for the most unique, fun, developmentally appropriate, and educational experiences for children. The activities included were selected as the best-of-the-best, and are organized by month for easy use by teachers. Teachers will love the creative ideas that span the traditional areas of the curriculum such as science, math, art, and music and movement, as well as the additional experiences including… More »
Complete Book and CD of Rhymes, Songs, Poems, Fingerplays and Chants
Complete Book and CD of Rhymes, Songs, Poems, Fingerplays and Chants
Item: 81421
Status: In Stock
$44.95
This best selling book comes with 2 CD's featuring 50 songs. Children will build a strong foundation in skills such as listening, imagination, coordination, and spatial and body awareness. Accompanying songs are sure to get children up and moving! 500 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.
Learning Games: Exploring the Senses Through Play
Learning Games: Exploring the Senses Through Play
Item: 81869
Status: In Stock
$14.95
How do children learn about the world around them? They touch, taste, see, smell and hear it, of course! With over 200 activities, Learning Games will delight children as they expand their learning by engaging all of their senses. The chapters are organized by each of the five senses, with a bonus chapter of multi-sensory activities. The games and activities are designed to help children identify and use their senses-essential tools for understanding the world. Paperback. 168 pages.
The GIANT Encyclopedia of Transition Activities for Children 3 to 6
The GIANT Encyclopedia of Transition Activities for Children 3 to 6
Item: 60345
Status: In Stock
$34.95
Over 600 attention-grabbing activities to help turn stressful moments into fun learning experiences. Teachers will be able to use the transition activites in this book to fill a spare minute, help children calm down, wait for another activity, and much more. Through play, children learn to comuniate, interact,and expand their cognitive thinking horizions. 576 pages.