All About Me Poster

All About Me Poster

Put your junk mail to good use and make an All About Me poster! Armed with a stack of grocery flyers, toy store ads, circulars and a few simple art supplies, your preschooler can make a cool poster AND he'll get some hands-on sorting practice, a key early math skill. What You Need: Junk mail ads (grocery circulars, toy store advertisements, etc.) Newspaper Safety … [Read more...]

Favorite Christmas Tradition

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Yesterday, I shared the Christmas Tradition I wished I NEVER had started. Today I want to share a Christmas tradition my friend Jill shared with me many years ago.  7 years later, I am SO happy that I am still carrying on this tradition. The handprint tree skirt is my favorite Christmas tradition! The kids love to trace their hands and I love to get it out every year and … [Read more...]

The Christmas Tradition I Wish I Didn’t Start

Christmas Tradition

This time of year is full of Christmas traditions. It is a busy time, a special time, a time of memories and fun! When I think back to when my children were really little, I remember wanting to create family traditions that we could continue year after year. Something they would ask about every year and have fond memories of. So I did. Some traditions we have are awesome and … [Read more...]

2016 Activity Advent Countdown

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My annual, printable Activity Advent Countdown is back! It includes ideas, printables, and resources from around the web to make counting down to Christmas with your toddlers and preschoolers fun and educational! Paper Plate Angel Make and Play with Gingerbread Playdough Christmas Tree Alphabet Match (printable) Burlap Wreath Ornament Jingle Bell Painting … [Read more...]

Laundry Room 10 Frames

laundry room 10 frames

Just a quick fun way to practice a little math, while still being able to get the laundry done! I purchased a set of jumbo magnetic ten frames from Lakeshore Learning, only to realize they were too large for the mini magnetic whiteboard I had purchased. So I decided to try the washer and dryer instead and it was so much fun!! Who knew you could use Expo dry erase markers on the … [Read more...]

Artist Study – Piet Mondrian

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A Homeschool Artist Study - Piet Mondrian In our homeschool we did an artist study, learning about different artists and then creating a piece in the likeness of that artist. Piet Mondrian was an artist my girls had learned about in preschool and LOVED, so we decided to add to what they already knew and study him again! Check out books from your local library, and use the … [Read more...]

Cheesecloth Ghosts

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Making Cheesecloth Ghosts is a fun and easy Halloween craft – so easy, my toddler was able to make her own, along with her big sisters! Be sure to allow enough time for the ghosts to dry overnight before decorating Here’s what you’ll need: Sta-Flo liquid starch cheesecloth (available at craft stores and some grocery stores) a glass Mason jar balloons a … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Seed Counting

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Getting ready to carve your pumpkin? Before you do, get ready for some pumpkin seed counting! Grab a pumpkin, large or small and before carving, make some estimations about its size. How many inches wide is it? How many inches tall is it? How long is the stem? How many seeds do you think are inside? Remove all the seeds from inside the pumpkin, and using … [Read more...]

Beanie Boo Graphing

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My girls are HUGE Beanie Boo fans, and once you collect enough, it’s really fun to create simple learning games using them. Try Beanie Boo Graphing with this birthday graph and your beanie boos! First, write each month or abbreviation on a post it note and have your child start sorting each Beanie Boo into piles, based on their birthday – which can be found inside the Ty … [Read more...]

Practice Spelling Words with Water

Practice Spelling Words with Water

Need a fun way to practice spelling words week after week? Practice spelling words with water! This is a fun way to practice sight words, spelling words or just write letters and numbers. You can adapt this activity to any age, even toddlers who are beginning to draw simple lines and shapes! We like to fill our water table with water for this activity, but a simple … [Read more...]

Pokemon Crafts and Activities for Kids

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Pokemon is all over the place, including our house! Here are 12 awesome Pokemon Crafts and Activities for Kids that you will LOVE! Use this FREE, printable to make your own DIY Pokemon Cards. This is my FAVORITE Pokemon idea from And Next Comes L because my kids will spend hours creating and trading these cards. She also has a printable for designing your own pokeballs. LOVE … [Read more...]

Fall Crafts for Kids

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There is something about Fall weather that makes me want to hunker down and do a craft together. Here are three of our favorite Fall Crafts for Kids.... Fall Cardboard Craft for Kids This is such a simple and fun craft for children of all ages! You can do it with a Fall shape (like this witches' hat) or any themed shape. Thanksgiving Centerpiece Craft for Kids This is … [Read more...]