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Get ideas for crafts and activities that you can do with the children and adults in your care!

Children walking on a trail in the woods

Activity Inspiration: Nature Walk Four Ways

August 8, 2022

How can childcare providers expose kids to nature while keeping it safe and fun? Lead your CACFP participants on nature walks! Here are four variations of this timeless activity that are sure to refresh and inspire:

children playing limbo at headstart

Activity Inspiration: Seven Silly Ways to Play Limbo at Your CACFP Site

July 27, 2022

We’ve get seven exciting twists on this classic game, and your CACFP participants will have a blast giving them each a try.

Four children line up on bicycles for a game of red light green light

Activity Inspiration: Red Light, Green Light on Wheels

July 13, 2022

Check out this big kid update on the classic childhood game of red-light, green-light for outdoor fun that’s sure to get their bodies moving!

Activity Inspiration: 3-2-1 Blastoff with an Early Childhood STEM Game

June 28, 2022

STEM in early childcare can seem daunting. Check out our 3-2-1 Blastoff! activity inspiration for a fun activity and some easy STEM ideas!

Activity Inspiration: Stick Horse Races

June 6, 2022

Stick horse races are the perfect solution to get the blood pumping and jazz up regular foot races, and engage curious minds about horses!

five young children play instruments, including bongo drums and maracas, led by their teacher

Activity Inspiration: Preschool percussion

May 26, 2022

Do your CACFP participants love to rock out? Let them feel the beat with this fun preschool percussion activity.

Children running toward the camera in a gym

Activity Inspiration: Dicey Weather!

May 20, 2022

This fun activity is the perfect game to create in advance and store away for a day that the weather keeps your group inside!

Activity Inspiration: Tightrope Walkers

May 11, 2022

Imagination rules the day in this circus-inspired activity. Keep this fun activity handy in your idea box. It can be played inside or outside, with or without additional materials.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Dream Clouds

January 18, 2021

Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by making some “I Have a Dream” clouds! Draw the shape of a cloud on some colorful construction paper and cut it out for those in your care to write what their dream is and decorate their cloud. Hang the clouds up to share everyone’s dreams!

Cow Cup

January 11, 2021

January 11 is National Milk Day, so make serving milk in the CACFP fun with a hand-decorated cow cup!