Early Childhood Activities and Resources

Renowned faculty from the online Early Care and Education for a Mobile Society (ECEMS) bachelor's degree completion program have put together activity plans for early childhood classrooms and parents of young children.

Header Activity Plans Webpage

To download the resources and activities on this page, simply click on the title of the activity, answer a few questions about yourself, and then you'll be taken to a page with the download. Once you've answered the questions, you'll be able to download all of the activities (you won't need to complete the form for each download). Visit this page often as new ideas will be added regularly.

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We are building a community of early care providers. We will share additional activities and resources to use with young children and we will never sell your contact information. Thanks for joining our community!

Activities for Children's Books: Last Stop on Market Street (PDF)

A drawing of a city scape with a street lamp.

Use Matt de la Pena's award-winning children's book titled Last Stop on Market Street to help children learn about the world around them. Choose from literacy and social studies activities, as well as a variety of follow-up activities.

Roadtrip Activities for Young Children (PDF)

Family riding in a car past tall hills

Traveling with children can be challenging and parents may be tempted to just hand their child a phone or tablet. But with a little advanced preparation, a roadtrip can be a fun learning experience!

Creative Nature Play and Outdoor Fun Supports Children's Creativity (PDF)

Drawing of a boy and girl under a tree

Explore how children's creativity in while playing outdoors encourages music and movement, dramatic play, and interaction with the visual arts.

Activities for Children's Books: Inch by Inch by Leo Lionni (PDF)

Book cover of Leo Lionni's book Inch by Inch

Use Leo Lionni's award-winning children's book Inch by Inch to support learning in early literacy, math, and science.