Sensory play w/ home made Play dough
Neighborhood or Nature Walk
A day at Beehive kids
Each week changes slightly according to curriculum but a typical day looks something like this:
8:00 -9:00 Morning greeting, Breakfast
9:00 - 9:30 Sensory Activity/ Free play (socialization)
9:30-9:50 Morning Circle – songs, storytelling (language)
9:50-10:10 Clean up, toilet time, diapers
10:15-11:45 outdoor exploration, nature walk (pre-science),
Dance, Yoga, or cooking project
11:45 -12:00 Hand washing
12:00 -12:30 Lunch or picnic
12:30-1:00 Reading, Diapering, teeth brushing – wind down
1:00-3:00 Quiet Time – Napping for toddlers or quiet activity for non sleepers
3:15-5:00 Snack, Art activity, gardening, riding vehicles, sensory bin play or science.
5:00 -5:30 p.m. Pick-up time
We regularly take our kids out on outings. The Bay area’s favorable year round weather allows us to venture out into our Neighborhood where we learn about living in our community. Depending on distance, we often use our 6 child stroller (La Rana) or plan a walking or bus trip.
Here are some examples of local field trips:
Temescal Creek Park or Stanford Park
The Fire Station (safety)
The Public Library (story time)
Pixar or city hall tour
Cooking workshop at Local Restaurant (our kids once made bread at Arizmendi Bakery)
Local streams to investigate ecosystems
Local architecture to investigate spaces
Local businesses like post office, Amtrak, bike shop, hair shops & places that can spark imaginative dramatic play.
Bigger trips have included Lawrence Hall of science, Botanical garden, Fairyland, etc...
We are always looking for activities for our kids, feel free to emails us if you have a great suggestion.