Paint w/ baby bottle
Create a "birth certificate"
Draw a baby
Paint with baby lotion
Diaper Experiment "How much can a diaper absorb?"
Taste Test - Baby Food vs. Real food
Sort baby clothes by color/size/gender
Count babies fingers & toes
Count how many times a day the baby eats; cries; gets a diaper change - keep a log/chart
Graph how many children have babies at home
Graph class birthdays
Teacher will be the scribe: Tell a story from when you were a baby & illustrate
Generate a list of baby names
Discuss families / various make-ups
Create family album - use baby pictures until present day
Discuss family "roles" - mother, father, sister, brother, etc.
Make a Family Tree
Discuss how to care for a baby; rules to follow & why
Visit a baby page on a hospital website
Research how to care for a baby
Create an illustration of a baby on KidPix
Watch video on "new baby in the family"
Baby Station in Dramatic Play - have babies; highchair; crib; bouncer; swing; bottles; diapers; etc. to care for babies
Water Table: Babies; soap; washclothes; rubber ducks; combs/brushes = baby bathtime
Sensory: Explore w/ baby powder; use baby oil & water in bottle w/ items inside; use baby lotion on arms &/or legs
Lacing - baby shapes: baby, bottle, diaper, pacifier, shoe
Set up tunnels for students to practive crawling; have crawling races
Kid's Book to Welcome a New Baby
Before You Were Born
A Ride on Mother's Back