Friday, April 27, 2018

Rainy Day Activity!

Do you have the rainy day blues?? Here is a fun DIY moon sand activity.
What you will need:
·         8 cups of flour
·         Baby oil (1 cup of oil per 8 cups of flour)
·         Plastic Tray
·         Cups
·         Sand toys
  1. Put all ingredients into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Combine the baby oil and flour well. It can take a good 10 minutes to get everything completely incorporated.
  3. Put it in a plastic tray, and let the children play freely with it.
  4. You can put measuring cups, spoons, straws, sand toys and other items into the bin for an even more sensory experience.

Children's Factory: Safe and Affordable Daycare Classroom Supplies and Childcare Furniture

Searching for childcare furniture and equipment? Meet all of your daycare playtime and nap time needs with soft, safe, and affordable products from Children's Factory!  For over 35 years, Children's Factory has been dedicated to designing fun and functional play equipment to aid children in developing their social and gross motor skills. From humble beginnings in the attic of its founder, Mike Richter, to its current manufacturing plant in Union, Missouri, Children's Factory has continued to innovate and expand their product line to include bedding, costumes, dolls, and various sensory toys to excite your children's imaginations and assist in early development. Check out some of their awesome daycare and classroom supplies and childcare furniture below!

These brightly colored panels separate spaces for learning, play, and rest in your daycare or classroom! Each hygienic, easy-to-clean vinyl panel fits securely over plastic piping, and panels attach neatly to one another using the included double-claw clips. Turn them horizontally or vertically to suit your tastes. Available in Green, Red, Yellow, Royal Blue, and Deep Water Blue. Buy them separately or as an entire set! And don't forget your Play Panel cantilever legs--one pair needed for every 3 panels! 

Daycare Cots and Cot Sheets

Ensure your children get the rest they need with Children's Factory cots for kids! Featuring durable steel side rails, a moisture-proof, vinyl-coated, open weave bed, and heat-sealed bed seams, these cots will support and comfort your little ones for a restful nap time. Easily wipe them clean after use. They stack comfortably on top of each other as well as most other cots due to their rounded legs for easy storage in your daycare classroom. Available in Full-Size or Toddler-Size.

Cot Accessories

Easily transport your cots to wherever they are needed in your daycare with this rolling cot carrier. 15 to 20 cots fit comfortably onto the carrier. 

Keeps your kids warm and cozy! Machine washable and dryable 100% cotton double-napped surged blanket comes in an extra long length, perfect for kids' cots and rest mats.

Cot Sheets

Available in Fitted, Full-Size, and Toddler-Size, these cot sheets fit snugly onto cot corners by their elastic straps. Cotton/poly blend sheets are machine washable and dryable.

  • Tough Duty Folding Rest Mats: These comfortable kids' folding rest mats feature waterproof seals between sections and an easy-to-clean vinyl cover. Available in 1" and 2" thicknesses. Available in a set of 5 for the 2" or a set of 10 for the 1".
  • Infection Control Folding Rest Mats: Protect your kids from germs and prevent the spread of disease in your classroom. Radio frequency vinyl welding technology seals the seams of these kids' mats, which protects the foam padding from liquid and bacteria contamination. Available in 1" and 2" thicknesses. Available in packs of 5 or 10 with three different color options. You can even get one with a built-in pillow!
  • Flat Rest Mats: These 2" thick kids' rest mats feature smooth, easy-to-clean vinyl covers with inside stitching for smooth edges and a clear plastic name tag holder to label each child's mat as his/her own. Available in two different sets of 5 colors each.


                 Rainbow Flat Rest Mats                                      Woodland Flat Rest Mats

Out of sight and out of the way! Store your kids' rest mats away in this lightweight mobile trolley! Trolley assembles easily with eight casters that snap into place to keep kids' rest mats of any thickness tucked away and ready for the next nap time. Rollers provide easy transport from classroom to classroom in your daycare.

These 48" x 24" cotton-poly blend sheets fit neatly over the corners of your 1" and 2" kids' rest mats to add extra comfort for your little ones and to keep your kids' mats clean and germ-free.

Chair cubes are perfect for your preschool or daycare classroom and provide a great seating solution for reading time! These versatile chair cubes can be used as a chair or a table. Seat is 6" high for kids or 9" high for adults when flipped over. Lightweight and durable chair material is gently rounded at the corners to prevent injuries. Get them individually or as a set! Comes in Red, Green, Yellow, Blue, Sky Blue, Fern, and Almond colors. Perfect for indoor and outdoor use.
Other Products 

Bean Bags, Sit-Arounds, and Sit-Upons


Activity Mats

Activity, Shape, and Obstacle Climbers

Ethnic Dolls


Baby Blocks

Sensory Tables with Sensory Beads

Now that you've seen the highlights, be sure to check out the huge collection of neat products Children's Factory has to offer. Just search under the Children's Factory brand on our website!

Monday, April 23, 2018

Bible Lessons Snack Time

 Genesis 6:9  Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his generation. Noah walked with God.

While doing this activity, talk to your child about how Noah built the ark. What did he use to build it? How big was it? How did the animals get in? What animals do you think were on the ark?

Check out our Noah's Ark Bulletin Board Sets!

What you’ll need:

  1. Animal crackers
  2. Peanut butter
  3. Banana


  1. Slice a groove on the inside of the curve of the banana.
  2. Fill the groove with peanut butter.
  3. Stick the animal crackers into the peanut butter.
  4. Eat!

Have Children with food allergies? 

For kids with a gluten allergy you can substitute animal crackers for a gluten free version. For peanut allergies you can use an alternative to peanut butter like almond butter or sunbutter.

How to make a Daniel and the Lions Snack

We love the story of Daniel and the Lions. The ideas are simple and easy to teach to toddlers and preschoolers:
  • Daniel was faithful to God
  • God kept Daniel safe
  • He kept Daniel safe from hungry lions by sending angels to shut the lions’ mouths!

Daniel 6:27  He delivers and rescues; he works signs and wonders in heaven and on earth, he who has saved Daniel from the power of the lions.

What you’ll need:

  • Crackers
  • Mini Pretzels
  • Raisins
  • Thinly sliced carrots
  • Peanut Butter
  1. Fill the bottom cracker with peanut butter.
  2. Stick the carrot slices in the peanut butter, fanning them around the entire cracker.
  3. Fill another cracker with peanut butter and put it on top.
  4. For the nose and mouth, use peanut butter to stick an upside down mini pretzel to the bottom half of the cracker. Put a raisin in the top for the nose.
  5. Use two more raisins for eyes.
Have Children with food allergies? For kids with a gluten allergy you can substitute animal crackers for a gluten free version. For peanut allergies you can use an alternative to peanut butter like almond butter or sunbutter.

Don't forget to enjoy these snacks with a cup of  PureFUN! 100% Juice Blend Concentrate !!