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

Two young boys sit side by side in two open cardboard boxes on the floor. They are smiling, playing a CACFP relay game.

Activity Inspiration: Delivery Relay

November 15, 2022

Use this silly relay race game and extension activities to teach children about postal workers, some of our favorite community helpers!

Activity Inspiration: Solar System Stomp

November 2, 2022

Somewhere in a galaxy far, far away there may be children who are entertained by quiet, uncreative activities, but not here on earth! Enjoy this Solar System Stomp game to help keep your CACFP participants from transforming into aliens right before your eyes.

Activity Inspiration: Superhero Toss

October 26, 2022

This superhero activity is the perfect solution for a rainy weather day. It’s a fun, high-energy game that doesn’t require much space or setup. Give it a try the next time you need an indoor exercise option. We think you’ll love it!

Activity Inspiration: Flight Charades

October 11, 2022

Fall is an inviting time to get outside and experience the crisp air. Take your kids out for a fun game of flight charades to get their wiggles out and stretch their imaginations.

Activity Inspiration: Animal Relay Race

October 3, 2022

There aren’t many things in this world as undeniable as this: kids love animals, and they love to be silly. If this describes the children at your center, we’ve got a game for you!

Activity Inspiration: Car Show

September 26, 2022

Has low energy or the hum-drums been pumping the breaks on your activity time? Rev up the fun with this Car Show game! All you need are your kids and some chalk or painter’s tape.

Activity Inspiration: Act Out the Water Cycle

September 20, 2022

It can often be challenging to get kids to drink the right amount of water they need throughout the day. This fun STEM activity pairs well with a science lesson and encourages interest in drinking water too! Enjoy!

A group of children running toward the viewer in a field of green grass

Activity Inspiration: Cooperative Tag

August 24, 2022

Cooperative games take the sting out of the competition by reducing aggression and increasing pro-social skills. Here are two variations of cooperative tag that are sure to help your CACFP participants blow off some steam and have a blast, without any tears.

Two children play sink or float with toys in a bucket of water

Activity Inspiration: Sink or Float STEM Activity

August 17, 2022

This easy sink or float STEM activity can be done using items you already have and is suitable for most early childhood to preschool ages.

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: