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Creative Activities for Children

Use this guide to help you find

creative educational activities


  • infants
  • toddlers
  • preschoolers

related to

  • Art & exploration
  • Music & movement
  • Social studies
  • Math & numbers
  • Finger plays & chance
  • Dramatic play
  • Books & stories
  • Cooking & nutrition
  • Science & sensory

Search basics

Search tips for 

  • The web
  • library databases
  • the UCC Library Search Box

Boolean operators - AND, OR, NOT

AND - narrow your search

  • education AND preschool
  • Search results have both search terms

OR - broaden your search

  • preschool OR toddlers
  • Search results have either one of the search terms or both search terms. Use with synonyms or similar terms.

NOT - narrow your search

  • education NOT adult
  • Search results with education, but not with adult. Be careful not to exclude useful search results unintentionally.


  • educational activities AND (preschool OR toddler OR infant)
  • educational activities AND (preschool OR toddler OR infant) AND math
  • activities AND education AND (toddlers OR infants OR preschool)
  • activities AND education AND (toddlers OR infants OR preschool) AND science

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