These 100 activities are focused on food. While they have been collected under the banner of “cooking,” one of the criteria is that these projects do NOT require an oven or stove. In some cases, a microwave, fridge, or freezer may be necessary. Activities are divided into the following categories: drinks, frozen treats, gelatin, fruit, toppings/spreads, snack mixes, meat & cheese, desserts, campfire cooking, animal creations, other creations, and play dough. 136 pages. Catalog number: CKBK1111; Price: $9.95
Also available from Amazon.com.
Toolbox Training is committed to delivering high-quality products, workshops, consultation, and other resources to school-age and early childhood programs in urban, suburban, and rural environments. The blog is dedicated to posts about activities for children which are related to holidays (some familiar, some unusual) of the day.
Books by Dave Whitaker
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Book: 100 Cooking Activities for Kids
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Many of the activities featured here on the blog are taken from the activity card sets available from Toolbox Training. These activities include:
Each activity card set contains 100 activities on 8 ½” x 5 ½” cards with quick-glance material checklists and easy-to-follow directions. Each set sells for $15.00.
Toolbox Training is slowly reformatting these card sets into book format as well. Check out the three which have been done so far:
Keep an eye on the website (www.toolboxtrainingonline.com), blog, and Facebook page for more upcoming titles!
Holidays and Events Today:
- Cream-Filled Doughnut Day
- National Anthem Day
- Eat a Hoagie Day
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Sunday, September 11, 2011
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Book: 100 Art Activities for Kids
Art is always a popular activity for kids, but offering a variety of ideas can be a challenge. With this book TOOLBOX TRAINING offers 100 different art activities in ten categories: drawing, paper, paper plates, paper bags, tissue paper, painting, printing, fabric/sewing, string, and jewelry. 128 pages. Catalog number: ATBK0911; Price: $9.95
Also available from Amazon.com.
Saturday, September 3, 2011
September 3-5: Labor Day Weekend
a Toolbox Training workshop in progress
Here’s a product spotlight for the Labor Day weekend. Holidays for Sept. 3-5 are listed below and specific activity ideas will resume on Tuesday, September 6.
With child care providers and parents facing a new school year, finding appropriate discipline methods is high on lists of priorities. Toolbox Training offers two workshops on discipline. The first focuses on preventing problems while the second focuses on solving them. Toolbox Training workshops are two hours long and offered for up to 30 participants. See the workshops page at the website for more details.
· Learn the 4 C’s of encouraging positive behavior
· Master the rules on making rules
· Understand how to use three I’s to prevent possible problems
· Apply “the stoplight” to be sure to react properly when it looks like a child might be misbehaving
· Recognize how to send children the right messages with body language
· Distinguish between words and phrases that encourage vs. those that discourage
· Use scenarios to practice how to deal with discipline situations
· Distinguish punishment from discipline
· Identify reasons why children behave the way they do
· Implement a 5-step process for getting children to identify problems
· Learn 3 ways to get kids to think through what they’ve done
· Learn 3 ways to get kids to “recreate” what they’ve done
· Implement a 6-step process for getting kids to develop and implement a solution to a problem
· Use scenarios to practice what you’ve learned
All Toolbox Training workshops are also available as do-it-yourself training packages which you can order and deliver on your own to your staff. Check out the training packages page on the website for details.
September 3-5 Holidays and Events:
- Skyscraper Day (Sept. 3)
- Newspaper Carrier Day (Sept. 4)
- Roll film camera – Kodak – patented in 1888 (Sept. 4)
- Be Late for Something Day (Sept. 5)
Saturday, August 27, 2011
August 27-28: Weekend Product Spotlight
Instead of posting activities over the weekend, when most programs wouldn’t have access to them anyway, Toolbox Training will use weekend posts to focus on various products.
For those who have followed Toolbox Training’s daily activity posts since August 1, you know that the concept is to post an activity each day which relates to a holiday or event from that day. Many of these are unfamiliar and unusual celebrations. The activities used to celebrate these events are generally pulled from Toolbox Training’s activity card sets.
Activity Card Sets:
A ninth set, focused on language activities such as reading, writing, and storytelling, will hopefully be completed before the end of 2011!
Each activity card set offers 100 activities divided into various categories. The activities have been compiled with school-agers in mind, but are often easily adapted to younger ages as well. Each set is $15.00. Check the Toolbox Training website under the activity card link for more information.
Also – check the books page. The game, music, and science activity sets have been reformatted into book form as well and only cost $12.95.
Thanks for following Toolbox Training’s daily activity posts!