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Humboldt County Office of Education: Week of the Young Child

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The Humboldt County Office of Education and the City of Eureka are teaming up with local agencies for a “Shelter in Place” edition of the Week of the Young Child.
Teddy Bears in a Window
Decorate a window for people to see as they go by your house. Start with a teddy bear in the window – a symbol used across the country to let kids know that they’re not alone during this health crisis. Check out Going on a Bear Hunt before taking a walk to look for bears.

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Each day of the week has its own theme. Add something every day that represents the theme for the day. Below are the daily themes and some ideas about how to celebrate with that day’s theme.

Music Monday

Music Monday is all about expressing yourself and having fun with song! Kick off your celebration with music, movement, and fun! Experiment with playing and listening to different types of instruments, and dancing. Did you know that participating in musical activities encourages and supports the development of language, math and early literacy?

Scavenger hunt idea

Search for items by listening with your ears. Ask children to find something that squeaks, sounds like bells, rattles, has a deep sound, sounds like water.

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Tasty Tuesday
Tasty Tuesday is all about getting creative in the kitchen. Young children enjoy learning about healthy food options and discovering that healthy can still be tasty! Include children in the planning and meal making process. Have children help make the grocery shopping list. Try out a new recipe and post your favorite kid-friendly recipes on social media.

Scavenger hunt idea

Search for foods in your house that are the colors of the rainbow.

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Work Together Wednesday
Work Together Wednesday is an opportunity to celebrate community helpers. Have you child draw a picture or send a card to thank post carriers, fire fighters, hospital staff, or grocery staff.

Scavenger hunt idea

If you have the technology, take a friend for a “virtual walk” with you to search for spring in your neighborhood. Look for something that grows that’s green, two birds, a spider web, a yellow flower, a flowering tree, three kinds of leaves.

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Artsy Thursday
Artsy Thursday is for full open-ended art and expression! Allow children to get messy and create something beautiful. Draw with chalk on the sidewalk, paint with water on a fence, add a few drops of food coloring to shaving cream and let them draw with their fingers.

Scavenger hunt idea

Walk through your neighborhood and look for shapes (diamonds, triangles, circles, squares, things with stripes, polkadots).

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Family Friday
Critical to a child’s success in school, and beyond, is the role that families play as partners in their child’s education. Plan a fun Friday activity such as game night, family dance party, put on a puppet show or build a fort castle.

Scavenger hunt idea

Backyard scavenger hunt. search for clouds in the shapes of animals, three different colored rocks, a leaf in the shape of a heart, a red bug, a flower with six petals, something that’s blue, something that’s round.

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