noodles
necklace
neck
never
need
nice
naughty
name
nap
narrow
nation
native
nature
natural
navy
near
neat
nectarine
neighbor
nerve
neither
nest
net
nevada
new 
news
newspaper
next
night
nickel
nine
ninety
nineteen
nobody
nod
no
noise
noon
normal
nor
north
nose
nostrils
note
nothing
novel
now
november
notice

nudge
nowhere
nurse
nut
nail
name
napkin
narrator
neck
necktie
neighborhood
niece
noun
number
nun
nursery
negative
nugget
nectarine
not
needle
newt
Noah


colored noodlesNoodle Coloring
To color noodles or rice for art and other projects, use 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol for every cup of noodles. Add 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol to a 16 oz cup. Add a few drops of food coloring to the alcohol (about 10 will do, depending on how bright you want the noodles or rice). Place one cup of uncooked noodles or rice into the mixture and make sure it is fully coated. Spoon the noodles or rice onto a paper towel on a counter or table to dry. After dry, the children can use for projects. Repeat with other colors.

Noodle Measuring
Place a good amount of different kinds of noodles into a dish pan. You can add food coloring to dry uncooked noodles to color them. Provide different containers and cups for your child to place the noodles in, small and large. Let them experiment on their own, and with you. Let them pour the noodles from one container to the other. Which container holds the most noodles, or the least?

noodle sortNoodle Sort
Let your child sort noodles by type and color. (see above for coloring)

Rainbow Noodles
Cook spaghetti noodles, drain and cool. Fill a gallon Ziploc bag one quarter of the way with water. Add food coloring to the water. Add part of cooked spaghetti and mix around in the Ziploc bag until noodles change color. Drain and repeat with other colors. Place the noodles in separate bowls.
Children can take one noodle from each color to create a rainbow on a plate for a snack.
Children can take one noodle from each color, dip it in glue and place it on a piece of paper to create a rainbow.


math muffin tinMath CenterPlace the numbers one thorugh six on six small post it papers. Place these papers in the bottom of each muffin tin hole. Have the children place one object in the one space and two in the two and so on. Ideas for objects: noodles, nuts, nickels.

Noodle Math
For this activity you will need standard playing cards in one suit 2 through 6 and small macaroni noodles. Have the children place one noodle on each of the shapes on the middle of the card. So, two noodles on the 2 and three on the 3 and so on. 
noodle math muffin tin



ninety noodle jarNinety JarsHow much is ninety? Count out ninety noodles and place them in a clear jar. Do the same with nuts (food), nuts (nuts and bolts), nickels and nails. Label the jars ex."90 nuts" Display the jars in the science or math area for the children to explore.Alternative Do the same activity with ninety-nine items.

Ninety BottlesPlace ninety penne noodles in an empty, clean, two-liter bottle (remove the label). Seal the top onto the bottle with a hot glue gun. When the glue has dried you can place the bottle in the science or math area. You can also do this with nuts (food or metal ones) or nails. Alternative Do the same activity with ninety-nine items.

ninety-nine noodle jar


estimation noodle jarsNoodle Estimation Jars
You will need 4 clear jar that are the same size. Fill one jar about 1/4 of the way with noodles. Count the noodles as you fill the jar and end on a round number, like 10 or 50. Write the number of noodles on a post it, place the post it on the jar. Fill the second jar about 1/2 way with noodles, again counting and recording and posting on the jar. The third jar should be filled about 3/4 of the way with noodles and again record the number and post it on the jar. The last jar you can fill however you like, place a post it on the jar with a question mark. Allow the children to observe the four jars together and guess how many noodles are in the fourth jar. Record the children's guesses. After everyone has guessed, count the noodles together. Show the children how the number of noodles in the first three jars is related to the fourth jar.

Nickel JarYou will need 4 clear jar that are the same size. Fill one jar about 1/4 of the way with nickels. Count the nickels as you fill the jar and end on a round number, like 10 or 50. Write the number of nickels on a post it, place the post it on the jar. Fill the second jar about 1/2 way with nickels, again counting and recording and posting on the jar. The third jar should be filled about 3/4 of the way with nickels and again record the number and post it on the jar. The last jar you can fill however you like, place a post it on the jar with a question mark. Allow the children to observe the four jars together and guess how many nickels are in the fourth jar. Record the children's guesses. After everyone has guessed, count the nickels together. Show the children how the number of nickels in the first three jars is related to the fourth jar.

nine noodle NNine Noodle "N"
Have the children glue nine colored penne noodles on a piece of paper to create the capital letter "N".

Noodle "N"
Print up the letter "n" coloring page for each child. Have the child glue colored noodles onto the letter "n"

noodle collageNoodle Art
Supply the children with pasta noodles that have been dyed different colors. Have the children glue the noodles onto a piece of paper.

Number Sense
Assign a meaning to numbers by always counting objects.
How many people live in the house next Door?
How many noodles can you fit in a cup?
How many noodles did you put on your necklace?
How many acorn nuts can you find in the park?
How many bugs can you catch in your net?

noodle necklace
Noodle Necklaces
First color the noodles that you wish to use as directed above. You can use any sort of noodle that can be threaded such as macaroni or penne. Allow the noodles to dry. Next have the children thread the noodles onto a piece of yarn long enough that when tied will easily slip over their head. To make the threading easier, tie one noodle at one end of the yarn, so as the child threads the noodles do not slip off the end. Also you can add a piece of masking tape to the other end to make the actual threading easier. Encourage older children to create a pattern on their necklace.

Straw Necklaces
Cut different color straws into various lengths. Have the child string the straw pieces onto a piece of yarn with a piece of masking tape on the end. When the child is finished, tie the two ends to create a necklace or bracelet.

Fruit Loop necklace
Rainbow Necklaces
Supply the children with fruit loops and yarn to make a wonderful necklace they can eat.

Make a necklace
You can obtain beads from any craft store. I suggest a shoe string, but you can use yarn, and just tape one end. To start, thread one bead, and tie one end around the bead, so it won't slip off. Have your child string the beads as he/she wishes, until they are finished. Untie the first bead, and tie the two ends together. As your child progresses with this activity suggest simple patterns. You could even play a game, match my necklace. You make a necklace and have your child try to match it. Start simple with 3 to 5 beads, and progressively add to the patterns.

Nature Walk
Take a plastic bag with you on your next nature walk. Encourage your child to collect leaves and small sticks, and acorns, and put them in the bag. (You can go on a nature walk in you back yard too.) Ask your child about each item they choose to put in the bag.

Nature Mosaic
Use the items from the nature walk to glue on a piece of paper to create a nature mosaic.

Straw Necklaces
Cut different color straws into various lengths. Have the child string the straw pieces onto a piece of yarn with a piece of masking tape on the end. When the child is finished, tie the two ends to create a necklace or bracelet.

Nursery Rhymes
Recite your favorite nursery rhymes.

Nut Jar
You will need 4 clear jar that are the same size. Fill one jar about 1/4 of the way with nuts. Count the nuts as you fill the jar and end on a round number, like 10 or 50. Write the number of nuts on a post it, place the post it on the jar. Fill the second jar about 1/2 way with nuts, again counting and recording and posting on the jar. The third jar should be filled about 3/4 of the way with nuts and again record the number and post it on the jar. The last jar you can fill however you like, place a post it on the jar with a question mark. Allow the children to observe the four jars together and guess how many nuts are in the fourth jar. Record the children's guesses. After everyone has guessed, count the nuts together. Show the children how the number of nuts in the first three jars is related to the fourth jar.

Phone Number
Have the children cut out a telephone shape. If the children are old enough have them write their name and number on the phone. You can place these phones on a bulletin board entitled "I Know My Phone Number".

Numbers: I can count to…
Ask each child to count as high as they can. Record each result on another piece of paper in the form of Jack can count to 45, Allison can count to 34 and so on. Place all these papers on a Bulletin Board.

Matching Numbers:
Find dice that have numbers on them and some with dots. Have the children roll one die and then find the matching side of the other.

Nation Flag match game
Obtain pictures of the flags of the world. Make two color copies of each (they need to be about the same size). Then, glue each flag to an index card and play memory.

National Flag Talk
Show the pictures of many flags to the class. Name a few of the nations the flags belong to. Ask the children which is their favorite. Why do they like it?

Name that Flag
Have the children guess which flag belongs to which nation. Start with just a few for the young ones, like US and Canada or Mexico.

Nurse May I
Find the Rules for Mother May I on gameskidsplay.net
http://www.gameskidsplay.net/games/m...her_may_i.html
Substitute “mother” for “nurse”

What’s the Time Mr. Neighbor?
Find the rules for “What’s the Time Mr. Wolf” on gameskidsplay.net
http://www.gameskidsplay.net/frame_a...al_listing.htm
Change “Mr. Wolf” to “Mr. Neighbor”. Change “Dinner time” to “Time to go home”.

Head and Shoulders (focus on nose and neck)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFuZ6LPDYQc
You can exchange “shoulders” for “Neck”

Head and shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes,
Head and shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes,
And eyes and ears and mouth and nose,
Head and shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes.

Ankles, elbows, feet and seat, feet and seat,
Ankles, elbows, feet and seat, feet and seat,
And hair and hips and chin and cheeks,
Ankles, elbows, feet and seat, feet and seat

Sesame Street Videos:
Sesame Street: The Number "9" And Pinball Animation
Sesame Street: Number 9 Martian Beauty
Sesame Street: Rocks #9
Sesame Street: N-TV
Sesame Street: Maya Angelou: N Your Name Is Natasha
Sesame Street: n: The Lonely n Song
Sesame Street: People in Your Neighborhood
N: Nose 
New In The Neighborhood 
New Neighbors 
Next To A Mailbox 
No Park 
Noodles & Nedd: Feed Me 
Napping Do Wop 
Noises In The Dark 
Noodles & Nedd: A Chilly Night 
Newspaper Interruption 
Cookie's Letter Of Day: N 
Overhead Letter N 
N: The Interview 
N: The Lonely N Song 

Nectarine Neck Relay
Before you begin, you will need to mark a start and finish line. Divide your group into 3 or 4 equal teams. Have one nectarine for each group. Have the children in each team line up behind the start line. The first person in line will put the nectarine under their neck. Then, when you say go, then children will run to the finish line and back to the start to pass off the nectarine to the next in line. That person will then run to the finish line and back, and this will continue until each person on the team has had a turn. The first team to have their final person cross the finish line wins.
Optional rules:
No one may use their hands unless they drop the nectarine.
If a child drops the nectarine they must return to the start line.
Have all the children run at once with no teams.

Nectarine Neck Relay
Divide your group into 3 or 4 equal teams. Have one nectarine for each group. Have the children in each team line up. The first person in line will put the nectarine under their neck. Then when you say "go" the first child will pass the nectarine to the person behind them without using their hands. The second child must hold the nectarine under their neck and pass it again until the nectarine makes it to the end of the line.
Optional Rules:
If a child drops the nectarine, the nectarine goes back to the first person in line.
Have all the children line up in one line and time how long it takes to pass it.