It's Great to Be Three : The Encyclopedia of Activities for Three-Year-Olds (It's Great to Be)

It's Great to Be Three : The Encyclopedia of Activities for Three-Year-Olds (It's Great to Be)

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Looking for tried and true ways to capture the attention of your three-year-olds? This comprehensive collection of more than 600 teacher-created activities provides hours of fun and interesting activities perfectly tailored for three-year-olds. Comprised of the best activities selected from a nationwide contest, "It's Great to be Three "will invigorate your curriculum. Discover new ways to use everyday items to create fresh, exciting art projects, learn new classroom management techniques from other teachers, and find helpful tips for working with three-year-olds. Can't think of a thing to do? Just open this book to any page and you'll be inspired!

Table of Contents

Introduction                                       15 (4)
Art
Teaching Colors 19 (1)
Paint Pallets 19 (2)
Smelly Paints 21 (1)
Blotto Surprises 21 (1)
Q-Tip Painting 22 (1)
Rain Paintings 22 (2)
Golf Ball Painting 24 (1)
``Glad'' to Paint 25 (1)
Mud Painting 26 (1)
Rubber Band Paintbrush 26 (1)
Spoon and Roll Painting 27 (1)
Feather Duster Painting 28 (1)
Cotton Ball Painting 29 (1)
Gadget Painting 29 (1)
Twig Painting 30 (1)
Magic Painting Bags 31 (1)
Pots and Pans 32 (1)
Print Painting 33 (1)
Spider Web Designs 34 (1)
Night Glitter Skies 35 (1)
Melted Crayon Art 36 (1)
Red, White, and Blue Crayon Rubbings 37 (1)
Glue Webs 38 (1)
Glue Bags 38 (1)
Sparkly String Ornaments 39 (1)
Sprayed Leaves 40 (1)
Jazzy Jewelry 41 (1)
Straw Bracelets 42 (1)
Dots Some More 43 (1)
Stamp Shapes 43 (1)
Band-Aid Art 44 (1)
Thumbprint People 45 (1)
Stained Glass Windows 46 (1)
Drip Drip Dropper 46 (1)
Presto Change-o Colors 47 (1)
Playdough 48 (1)
Baggie Playdough 49 (1)
It's Silly Putty 50 (1)
``Do-It Yourself'' Art Box 51 (1)
``To Do'' Boxes 52 (1)
Sticker Box 53 (1)
Memory Collage 54 (1)
Sun Catcher Earth 55 (1)
Spring Flower Pots 56 (1)
Clothespin Refrigerator Paper Holder 57 (1)
Sandpaper Starfish 57 (2)
Leaf Print Pencil Holders 59 (1)
Vinegar Hearts 60 (1)
Deer Skin Placemats 61 (1)
Hand Cards 62 (1)
T- Shirt Prints 63 (1)
Bookworm Bookmarks 64 (1)
Bottle Cap Wind Chime 65 (1)
Slipper Socks 66 (1)
Fun Magnifiers 66 (1)
Cool Caps 67 (1)
Pussy Willows 68 (2)
Telescope Tubes 70 (1)
Making an Octopus 71 (1)
Making Tracks 72 (1)
Branching Out 73 (1)
Hello Jack Frost! 74 (1)
Making Cat or Dog Ears 75 (1)
Food Collages 76 (1)
Theme Murals 77 (1)
Season Posters 78 (1)
Stick Puppet Handles Galore! 79 (1)
Color Days 79 (1)
Open-Ended Art Center 80 (1)
Art on the Go 81 (1)
Sand Bucket Storage 82 (1)
Blocks
Picture Blocks 83 (1)
Large Blocks 83 (1)
Box Blocks 84 (1)
Budget Blocks 85 (1)
Triangle Blocks 86 (1)
Plastic Blocks 87 (1)
Blocks and Props 87 (1)
``Look What We Built'' Photo Album 88 (1)
Dramatic Play for the Block Area 88 (1)
Building an Igloo 89 (1)
Horizontal Blocks 90 (1)
Bear Walk 91 (1)
Map It Out! 92 (1)
Path Building with Blocks 93 (1)
Colored Blocks and Concepts 93 (1)
Block Blueprints 94 (1)
Books
Books Belong Everywhere 95 (1)
Literature-Extension Organizer 95 (1)
Book Hunt 96 (2)
Story Read-Alongs 98 (1)
Tell Me a Story 99 (1)
Bags and Books and Tapes 100(1)
Fun Box 100(1)
Book Basket 101(1)
Book Box 101(1)
Big Birthday Book 102(1)
Photo Flip Book 103(2)
Family Collage Book 105(1)
Cereal Book 106(1)
ABC Construction Picture Book 107(2)
What Can You Do? 109(1)
Our Class Feelings Book 110(1)
My Book About Me 111(1)
My Journal 112(1)
A Photo Album of Our Own 113(1)
Here Are My Hands 114(1)
What Color Are You Wearing? 115(1)
It Looked Like Spilt Milk Class Book 116(1)
The Purple Crayon 117(1)
Classroom Cookbooks 118(1)
Easy, Durable Class Books 118(1)
What If... 119(1)
Making Shadows 119(1)
Talking About Fears 120(1)
Reading Signs and Symbols 120(2)
Sounds Are All Around Us 122(1)
Creeping Caterpillars 122(2)
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Puppet Show 124(1)
My Hungry Caterpillar 125(1)
What's Big and What's Small 126(1)
Individual Spider Webs 127(2)
Class Spider Web 129(1)
Clothesline Walk 130(1)
Walking Together 130(1)
``The Three Billy Goats Gruff'' Playlet 131(1)
Butterfly, Butterfly, What Do You See? 132(3)
Jimmy's Boa 135(1)
Measuring Inch by Inch 135(1)
Crazy Mixed- Up Animals 136(2)
The Colors of Cats 138(1)
The Itsy Bitsy Spider Web 138(2)
When the Elephant Walks 140(1)
A Puppy Tale 140(1)
Laying Eggs 141(2)
Let's Put the Hen Back Together 143(1)
Swimmy 144(1)
Lullabies 145(1)
Nest Dissecting 145(1)
I Went Walking 146(1)
Have a ``Happy Day!'' 147(1)
``The Three Bears'' 148(1)
Boats and More Boats 148(1)
Patchwork Quilts 149(1)
Caps for Sale 150(1)
Hats 151(1)
How Many Hats? 152(1)
Where Did the ``Runaway Latke'' Go? 152(1)
The Spooky Old Tree 153(1)
Friendship Soup 154(2)
Picnic 156(1)
Rain Drop Splash 157(1)
Sand Treasure Sorting 158(1)
Getting Into the Garden 159(2)
Flower Identification Book 161(2)
Theme-Based Reading Lists 163(11)
Fun Bags 174(2)
Circle Time
Placemat Seating 176(1)
Meet Penelope Panda! 176(1)
Number of the Day 177(1)
I am... 178(1)
Name Game 178(1)
I Like School 179(1)
Guess What? 179(1)
Body Alphabets 180(1)
Shape Bear 181(1)
Color Boxes 181(1)
Colors of My World 182(1)
Rainless Rainbows 183(1)
My Favorite Color 184(2)
Occupation Days 186(1)
Learning Responsible Pet Care 186(2)
Hats, Hats, Hats 188(1)
Chef's Hats 189(1)
My Feet and Me 190(2)
All About Hands 192(1)
I Am Special Because I Am Me 193(1)
I Can Be Happy 194(2)
Blue Whale, Blue Whale, What Do You See? 196(1)
Felt Board Tree 197(1)
The Daily Weather Report 198(1)
Weather Graph 199(1)
Seasonal Sorting 199(1)
Old MacDonald's Vegetable Farm 200(1)
Grandmas 201(2)
Circle Day 203(1)
Dramatic Play
Dramatic Play Art 204(1)
Dramatizing Nursery Rhymes 204(1)
Purposeful Productions 205(1)
Paper Plate Mask 206(1)
``Stick It to Me'' Stick Puppets 206(1)
Greeting Card Puppets 207(1)
``Wrap It Up'' Puppets 208(1)
Online Picture Puppets 209(1)
``Stop and Go'' Stick Puppets 209(2)
Seasonal Fun 211(1)
Prop Boxes 212(1)
Thematic Dramatics 213(1)
Table Tent 214(1)
Teepee 215(1)
Rocket Ship 216(1)
``I've Been Working on the Railroad'' 217(2)
The Wet and Dry Laundromat 219(1)
Ice Cream Shop 220(1)
Hair Salon 221(1)
Pet Store 222(1)
Post Office 223(1)
Outdoor Hospital 223(2)
Class Restaurant 225(1)
``Check It Out'' Library 226(1)
Beautiful Jewelry 227(1)
Fine Motor
Felt Board Snowman 228(1)
Sandy Printing 229(1)
Homemade Etch-a-Sketch 230(1)
Dinosaur Eggs 230(1)
Polishing Silver 231(1)
Cut and Stop 232(1)
It's Hammer Time! 233(1)
Hammer Fun 234(1)
Wind Me Up 235(1)
Feel and Tell 236(1)
Shape to Shape 237(1)
Matching Shapes 238(1)
Key Match 238(2)
Match the Tops 240(1)
Clipping Clothespins 240(1)
Clipping Colors 241(1)
Tweezer Pick Up 242(1)
Lacing Cards 243(1)
Sewing Card 244(1)
Texture Books 245(1)
Cornstarch Beads 246(1)
Fingerplays, Songs, & Poems
Rhyme Die 247(1)
Let's Sing Song Cards 248(1)
Silly Songs 249(2)
Songs throughout the Day 251(7)
Count in Spanish Song 258(1)
Spanish Days of the Week 259(1)
Senses Song 259(1)
Swinging 260(1)
Sitting in the Park 260(1)
``Bugs on the Move'' 261(1)
Mrs. Hubbard Had a Garden 262(1)
Red Light, Green Light 263(1)
Name Your Animal Song 264(1)
Stick Puppet Frogs 265(2)
Zickity Zockity Zackity Zoo 267(1)
``Apples, Apples, Applesauce'' 268(1)
``Five Little Pumpkins'' 269(1)
``Autumn Leaves'' 270(1)
Snowflakes 270(1)
Let's All Make a Snowman 271(1)
Five Fat Snowmen 272(1)
A Box of Crayons 273(1)
My Toy Box 273(1)
``Oliver Twist'' 274(1)
``Ten in a Bed'' 275(1)
Spider Legs 275(1)
I Spy 276(1)
Five Senses Fingerplay 277(1)
Wishy Washy 278(1)
``Imagination Zoo'' 279(1)
``Big grown Dog'' 280(1)
Little Ducks 281(1)
Three Little Owls 282(1)
Sea Animal Song 283(1)
5 Wiggly Worms and a Bird 284(2)
Games
Sniff Bottles 286(1)
Fruit Game 286(2)
Sock Sense: A Touching Game 288(1)
Hide the Hippopotamus 289(1)
Find the Sound 290(1)
Who's Making that Noise? 291(1)
Do You Hear What I Hear? 291(1)
Find the Alarm Clock 292(1)
Construction Time! 293(2)
What Could Be in the Box? 295(1)
Bugs for Lunch! 296(1)
Flyswatter Zap 296(1)
Can You Find Me? 297(1)
Seed Matching 298(1)
Open and Closed 299(1)
Looking for the Color 299(1)
Classification Game 300(1)
Big Corner Games 301(2)
What's My Line? 303(1)
Tricky Tools of the Trade 304(2)
Puzzle Scramble 306(1)
Any Theme Musical Chairs 307(1)
Over, Under, Up, and Down 308(1)
Circle Action Games 308(1)
Stand Up Game 309(1)
Nighttime Animals 310(1)
Bunny Races in Pillowcases 310(1)
Firefighter Relay Races 311(1)
Any Theme Parachute Games 312(1)
Pass It 313(1)
Balls and Windmills 314(1)
Beanbag Toss 315(1)
Roll the Ball 316(1)
Twister for Threes 316(2)
Leap Frog Leap 318(2)
General Tips
Guidelines for Small Group Times 320(3)
Building Quality Teacher-Child Relationships 323(1)
Managing Misbehavior 324(1)
Constructive Communication 325(1)
Objectives by the Numbers 326(1)
Portable File Boxes 326(1)
Three-Ring Binder Management System 327(1)
Monthly Room Plan 327(1)
Portfolios for Three Year-Olds 328(1)
Group time Preparation Form 329(1)
Snack Ease 330(1)
Pictorial Agenda 330(2)
Sequencing Our Day 332(1)
Pick a Pocket! 333(1)
Durable Nametags 334(1)
Morning Attendance and Greeting 334(1)
Lunchbox Tree 335(1)
Picture Passer 336(1)
Name Find 336(1)
Stick with Me 337(1)
Snack Helper Picture 337(1)
Pet Parade 338(1)
First Day Pictures 338(1)
Clean Up Photos 339(1)
Keep It Simple 339(1)
Where Do I Belong? 340(1)
Felt Theme Boxes 341(1)
Puppet Storage 342(1)
Easy Flannel Board Storage 342(1)
Chart Storage Made Easy 343(1)
Make Your Own File Jackets 344(1)
Display Stands 345(1)
Material Magic 346(1)
Shower Curtain Sanity Savers 347(1)
Tips for Working with Modeling Dough 348(1)
Egg Cartons and Glue 349(1)
Glue Pots 350(1)
Book Sale 350(1)
Arrange Your Books By Themes 351(3)
Rubber Date Stamp 354(1)
Parent Book Sharing Day 354(1)
Library Books Are Special Books 355(1)
``This 'n That'' Helpful Ideas and Hints 356(2)
Special Days and Themes 358(1)
Field Trip Fun 359(2)
Catchy Titles List 361(3)
My Beanbag 364(3)
Rainy Day Shoes 367(1)
Cleaning Plant Leaves 367(2)
Gross Motor
Move and Play Four Different Ways 369(2)
Move Your Body 371(1)
I Was Just Thinkin' 371(1)
On, Over, Around, and Through 372(1)
Five Green and Speckled Frogs 373(1)
Jumping 374(1)
Jump Over the River 375(1)
Skating Bags 375(1)
Fun with Cones 376(1)
Obstacle Course 377(1)
Juice Can Bead Toss Toys 378(2)
Holidays and Special Days
Class Tree 380(1)
Holiday Napkins for the Flannel Board 380(1)
Paper Plate Puppets 381(1)
Making Doggie Bones 382(1)
Teddy Bear Day 382(1)
``I Have Birthdays'' 383(1)
Valentine Match Up 384(1)
Valentine Tote Bags 385(1)
President's Day Hats 386(2)
Luck o' the Irish 388(2)
Easy Easter Eggs 390(1)
Tissue Paper Mosaic Easter Eggs 391(1)
Easter Bonnets 391(1)
Cinco de Mayo Village 392(1)
My Mom Has Curly Hair 393(2)
July Fourth Fingerpaint Fireworks 395(1)
Black and Orange Chain 396(1)
Pumpkin Sun Catchers 397(1)
Felt Board Jack-o-Lantern 397(1)
Halloween Wreath 398(1)
Thanksgiving Cookbook 399(1)
Friendship (Thanksgiving) Soup 400(1)
Thanksgiving Wreath 401(1)
The Menorah 402(1)
Felt Board Christmas Tree 403(1)
Christmas Bell 404(1)
Kwanzaa Hat 405(1)
Kwanzaa Corn 406(3)
Language
``W'' Questions 409(1)
Capturing Children's Thoughts 409(1)
Pick a Spanish Word from the Pinata 410(1)
Felt and Flannel Fun 411(1)
Describe that Dinosaur 411(1)
Objects and Words of Comparison 412(2)
Mystery Gift 414(1)
Tell the Doctor 415(1)
I Like to Say... 416(1)
Rhyme Time 417(1)
I Love You 418(1)
Long Noses and Trunks 419(2)
Top It Off! 421(2)
Literacy
Story Bucket 423(1)
Letter Collages 423(2)
Alphabet Activities 425(2)
Poetry Alphabet Search 427(1)
Mr. & Mrs. Alphabet Puppets 428(1)
Your Name's the Game 428(1)
Beanbag Name Game 429(1)
Name Recognition 430(1)
Vocabulary Wall 431(1)
Putting Print in Their Play 432(3)
Manipulatives
Clown Faces 435(1)
Puzzles 436(1)
Simple Shape Puzzles 437(1)
Paper Plate Puzzles 438(1)
Math
Stickers and Chart Paper 439(1)
Sizing It Up 439(1)
What Size Is the Frog? 440(1)
Whale Measuring 440(1)
People Patterns 441(1)
Patterns, Patterns Everywhere! 442(2)
Finding a Shape 444(1)
Color Bags 444(1)
People Sorting 445(1)
Sorting Colored Caps 446(1)
Sorting Small Items 446(1)
Buried Treasure 447(1)
Sports Sorter 448(1)
Holiday Graphing Lesson 449(1)
Sorting Buttons 450(1)
Body Parts Match 451(2)
Planting a Paper Garden 453(1)
Baby Birds Nesting 454(1)
Which Egg Doesn't Belong? 455(1)
Teddy Bear Counters 455(1)
Sorting Stickers 456(1)
Count the Cubes 457(1)
Counting Cups 458(1)
Number Necklaces 458(2)
Clay Numbers 460(1)
Circles and Dots Matching Game 461(1)
Paper Link Math 462(2)
Morning Greeting
``Here I Am'' Morning Activity 464(1)
Calling All Soldiers 465(2)
Hello! 467(1)
Here We Are Together 467(1)
This Is How I Feel Today 468(1)
Music & Movement
Sing, Sing, Sing! 469(1)
Ring Around the Rosie 470(1)
Row Your Boat 470(1)
Teddy Bear Fun 471(1)
Mother Goose Songs 472(1)
Grab Bag Music 472(1)
Color Walk 473(1)
Musical ``Washing'' 474(1)
Bubble Break Dancing 475(1)
Mexican Hat Dance of Colors 475(1)
Follow the Leader 476(1)
Get the Beat 477(1)
Drum Workshop Party 478(1)
Jingle Bells 479(1)
Making Percussion Instruments 480(2)
Making String Instruments 482(1)
What Do I Hear? 483(1)
The Recycle Band 484(2)
Parade 486(1)
Outdoor Play
Treasure Bucket 487(1)
Scavenger Hunt 488(1)
Blowing Bubbles 489(1)
Color Bubble Catch 490(1)
Paint the Sidewalk 490(1)
Pitter Patter Painting 491(1)
Snow Colors 492(1)
Run and Stop 493(1)
Sun and Moon, Where Should You Be? 493(1)
May Pole 494(1)
Paper Bag Kite 495(1)
On the Go! 496(2)
Bike Rodeo 498(1)
Traffic' School 498(1)
It's a Good Day for a Car Wash 499(1)
Camping in the Schoolyard 500(1)
Wash and Dry 501(1)
Truck Day 502(1)
Outdoor Truck Counting 503(91)
How to Build a House 594
Sand City 506(1)
Playground Map 507(2)
Rest & Nap Time
It's Time for Nap 509(1)
Calming Lotion 509(1)
A Restful Ride 510(1)
The Silent Game 510(1)
Telling Naptime Stories 511(1)
Naptime Books 512(1)
``Naptime, Naptime'' 512(1)
Time to Take a Rest 513(1)
Quiet ``Stuff'' for Naptime 514(1)
Rest Time Boxes 514(1)
Pillow Pals 515(1)
Sand & Water
Pompom Table 516(1)
Gooey-Sticky-oooooo! 516(1)
Rice and Marbles 517(1)
Mix It Up for Fun! 518(1)
50 Ways to Change Your Table 519(1)
Fingerpainting with Snow 520(1)
Gathering Eggs 520(1)
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Meets the Sensory 521(1)
Table
Bug Dig 522(1)
The Great Cover Up 522(2)
Tide Pool 524(1)
Treasure Hunt 525(1)
Water Play With a Baster 526(1)
Water Fun 526(1)
Will It Float? 527(1)
Floating Targets 528(1)
Science & Nature
Science is ``Tray'' Cool! 529(1)
Mirror Mirror 529(2)
Shadows 531(1)
Snowflake Catching 531(1)
Box Deserts 532(1)
Underground Days 533(1)
Let's Investigate Bugs! 534(1)
Brick Homes 534(1)
Worms! 535(1)
Work, Worms, Work! 536(1)
The Life of a Butterfly 537(1)
Apple Disk Bird Feeders 538(1)
Pinecone Investigations 539(1)
Analyzing Annuals 540(1)
How Trees Change During the Seasons 541(1)
Spring Planting 542(1)
Indoor Mini-Gardens 543(1)
Grass Shape Sponges 544(1)
Wheels on the Bus 544(1)
Metal Mining 545(1)
Magnetic Motors 546(1)
Making Colors 547(1)
Luscious Lemonade 548(1)
Nice Ice 549(1)
Wax to the Max 550(1)
Washing Hands 551(1)
Snack & Cooking
Classroom Cooking 552(1)
Colorful Conversations 552(1)
Alphabet Activities 553(1)
Winter Picnic 554(1)
Tickle Your Tastebuds 555(1)
Crazy, Mixed-Up Snack Attack 556(1)
Friendship Mix 557(1)
Peanut Butter Playdough 558(1)
Following Directions 558(2)
Cookie Cutter PBJ's 560(1)
Peanut Butter and jelly Swirls 561(1)
Peanut Butter and jelly Burritos 561(1)
Making Peanut Butter and Honey Sandwiches 562(1)
Pita Pocket Food 563(1)
Bagel and Cream Cheese 563(1)
Cinnamon Toast 564(1)
Cinnamon Bears 565(1)
Sugar Cinnamon Shapes 565(1)
Glazed Circle Cookies 566(1)
Bread Dough Critters 567(2)
Bugs on a Log 569(1)
Let's Eat a Bird Nest 569(1)
B Is for Butterflies 570(1)
Cupcake Cones 571(1)
Pizza Shop 572(1)
Purple Giggles 573(1)
Applesauce 574(1)
Drinking Snowballs 575(1)
Lemon Time 576(1)
Fruit Smoothies 577(1)
My Own Fruit juice Smoothie 578(1)
Pasketti Soup 578(2)
Graham Cracker Houses 580(1)
Funny Face Sandwiches 581(2)
Social Development
Saying ``Good Morning!'' 583(1)
Block Family 584(1)
Here I Am! 584(2)
Family TV Stars 586(1)
Funny Faces 587(1)
Circle of Friends 587(1)
Friendship Necklace 588(2)
Friendship Quilt 590(1)
Class Quilt 590(1)
Sharing 591(1)
Share Puzzles 592(1)
The ``I Want'' Monster 593(1)
``I CAN'' Shirts 594(1)
Practicing Good Hygiene 595(2)
Teach Me to Tie 597(2)
Transitions
Tell Them with Tape 599(1)
Color Cube 599(1)
Transition Schedules 600(2)
Ring that Bell! 602(1)
Transition Tunes 602(1)
Five-Minute Warning 603(1)
It's Cleanup Time 604(1)
Hi-Ho and Off We Go 605(1)
Clean Up Song 606(1)
We're Waiting 607(1)
Tap and Clap 608(1)
Smooth Moves 609(1)
A Hand on a Hip and a Hand on a Lip 610(1)
Move Like the Animals 610(1)
``On the Lookout'' Walk 611(1)
Whose Lunch Box? 612(1)
Glitter Bottles 613(3)
Indexes
Materials 616(16)
Children's Books 632