Activities with Kacey for Families and Providers
Kacey the Quality Koala and Maryland EXCELS will be sharing fun and educational activities for families and child care programs.
The Maryland State Department of Education’s Division of Early Childhood understands that the activities described on this page and in website links are not suitable for all ages. Ultimately, all activities require adult supervision and are not endorsed by the Maryland State Department of Education or Johns Hopkins University.
In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb
Read In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb by Marion Dane Bauer or listen to the book read aloud.
Talk with the children in your care about how March’s weather starts . . . cold, windy, snowy, icy. Then encourage them to describe how the weather is usually calmer and more pleasant by the end of the month.
Then sing, “In Like A Lion, Out Like A Lamb” to the tune of ”London Bridge is Falling Down.”
The month of March comes in like a lion, in like a lion, in like a lion.
The month of March comes in like a lion with a great big growl! (Growl with both hands out like claws!)
The end of March goes out like a lamb, out like a lamb, out like a lamb.
The end of March goes out like a lamb, peaceful and with a hush (Put your finger to your lips and say, “Shh!”)
Milk and Cookies
Read Milk and Cookies by Frank Asch or listen to the book read aloud.
For a follow-up activity, you can make pretend cookies with playdough while learning numbers and math.
First, write numbers on index cards or slips of paper. Then have your child choose one of the number cards to determine how many cookies to make. Flatten the play dough with a rolling pin, then use cookie cutters to make different shapes.
For very young children, you can start with the numbers 1 and 2. Preschoolers can use 1 to 10. Kindergartners can make larger groups of cookies, such as 0 to 25, or they pick two numbers and make two sets of cookies.
Snuggle with a good book!
Baby, it’s cold outside! Snuggle up with your little ones and these winter books that they’ll love.
Kids Winter Books List
- The Biggest Snowman Ever
- There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow
- The Mitten
- Animals in Winter
- The Snowy Day
- Tacky and the Winter Games
- Let it Snow
- The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter’s Wonder
- The Itsy Bitsy Snowman
- Lemonade in Winter: A Book About Two Kids Counting Money
- Snowmen At Play
- The Snow Globe Family
- Sneezy the Snowman
- The Gruffalo’s Child
- What Do Animals Do in Winter?
- The Very Fairy Princess
- The Hat
- Magic Tree House #32: Winter of the Ice Wizard
- Snowmen at Night
- Over in the Arctic: Where the Cold Winds Blow
- Look Closer into the Arctic
- Here is the Arctic Winter
- Who Lives Here? Polar Animals
- North: The Amazing Story of Arctic Migration
- Arctic Tale
- The Magic of Friendship Snow
- Snow (A Caldecott Honor Book)
- The Snowy Nap
- Pete the Cat: Snow Daze