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IEL Tip Sheet

Title: Things to Do While You're Waiting: Learning Activity Kits
Url: https://illinoisearlylearning.org/tipsheets/kits/
Languages: English
Spanish Version: Actividades divertidas para las esperas. Paquetes de actividades educativas
https://illinoisearlylearning.org/es/tipsheets/kits-sp/
Polish Version: Czym można się zająć podczas czekania w kolejce: zestawy pomocy wychowawczych
https://illinoisearlylearning.org/pl/tipsheets/kits-pol/
Source of Publisher: Illinois Early Learning Project
Length of article: Short
Setting for which the article is intended: Home
Family Child Care
Child Care Center
Preschool Program
Intended Audience: Parents/Family
Teachers/Caregivers
Service Providers
Keywords: Creativity
Family Activities
Language Development
Parenting
Reading to Children
Age Levels:
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Learning Areas: LANGUAGE ARTS
MATHEMATICS
SCIENCE
THE ARTS
PARENTING AND FAMILY LIFE
Goals: 5. Demonstrate increasing awareness of and competence in emergent writing skills and abilities.
7. Explore measurement of objects and quantities.
11. Demonstrate curiosity about the world and begin to use the practices of science and engineering to answer questions and solve problems.
25. Gain exposure to and explore the arts.
26. Understand that the arts can be used to communicate ideas and emotions.
Learning Standards: 5.A. Demonstrate growing interest and abilities in writing.
7.B. Begin to make estimates of measurements.
11.A. Develop beginning skills in the use of science and engineering practices, such as observing, asking questions, solving problems, and drawing conclusions.
25.A. Investigate, begin to appreciate, and participate in the arts.
26.B. Understand ways to express meaning through the arts.
Benchmarks: 5.A.ECa. Experiment with writing tools and materials.
5.A.ECb. Use scribbles, letterlike forms, or letters/words to represent written language.
7.B.ECa. Practice estimating in everyday play and everyday measurement problems.
11.A.ECd. Collect, describe, compare, and record information from observations and investigations.
25.A.ECc. Music: Begin to appreciate and participate in music activities.
25.A.ECd. Visual Arts: Investigate and participate in activities using visual arts materials.
26.B.ECa. Use creative arts as an avenue for self-expression.