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 informational briefs with best practices and activity ideas for early childhood classrooms and parents of young children.

Header Activities and Resources for Teachers and Parents of Young Children

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

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.

10 Ways to Promote Name Writing in the Classroom (PDF)

Name writing is a valuable early literacy skill and we share some creative ways to promote children writing their names for meaningful purposes in the early childhood classroom.

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

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

Fire Safety for Young Children (PDF)

Utilize curriculum with developmentally appropriate educational methods and teach fire safety to young children.