Beauty and the Beast Dot Marker Pages

Beauty and the Beast Dot Marker Pages

We love the Beauty and the Beast movie! We also love dot markers. Here's a set of free, printable Beauty and the Beast Dot Marker Pages.   Download, print, and use at parties, play dates, or on a rainy day. Belle Dot Marker Page Beast Dot Marker Page Gaston Dot Marker Page Cogsworth Dot Marker Page (clock) Lumiere Dot Marker Page (candlestick) You will also … [Read more...]

Beauty and the Beast Dice Game

beauty and the beast dice game

Does your child love Beauty and the Beast? We do too! You will love this Beauty and the Beast Dice Game! How to Play: Download and print the Beauty and the Beast Dice Game. Roll a die (or spin a spinner). Cover the corresponding number of pictures on your game board. We used garden stones from the dollar store. You can use anything for counters – blocks, cereal, … [Read more...]

Activities for Your Baby

Activities for Your Baby

Your baby is constantly learning through the world around him. Provide activities for your baby to experience. Here are 19 baby activities that we love! **Click on the pictures to learn more about each activity.** After you've checked out these activities for your baby, take a look at my Baby Activities Pinterest Board for more ideas!        … [Read more...]

15 Rhyming Activities

Rhyming Activities

Rhyming is so fun and such an important early literacy skill. Here are 15 Rhyming Activities to use with your preschooler to practice rhyming in a fun way.   Thumbs Up for Rhyming - A Rhyming Game for the Car from The Activity Mom Free Animal Rhyming Cards from This Reading Mama Rhyming Riddles from Little Minds at Work Duplo Rhyming Word Matching from … [Read more...]

Free Word Art

free word art

Are you looking for free word art to use for a gift or to frame in your house? Word Art is perfect for you! This is NOT a sponsored post. I discovered this site today and have printed free word art for my kids and each one of my students. So fun! You can even upload your own image to add words to. Customize any meaningful shape with important words. There are so … [Read more...]

The Importance of Pretend Play

pretend play

Pretend play is a vital component to a child's development. According to PsychologyToday.com pretend play (also referred to as dramatic play) helps the cognitive, social, and emotional development of a child. Here are several ways that pretend play impacts a child's development: increase use of language and vocabulary expressing positive and negative feelings … [Read more...]

75 Ways to Paint for Kids from A to Z

75 Ways to Paint for Kids

A Animal Track Painting from Child Central Station Painting with Apples from Learning 4 Kids B Blow Dryer Art from Child Central Station Ball Painting from Mommy and Me Book Club Body Paint from Kiwi Crate and The Activity Mom Bubble Wrap Painting from Art Bar Blog Bath Paint from The Imagination Tree Bottle Print Painting from Mess for Less Bike Painting from Pink … [Read more...]

Silly Sentences with Foam Easter Eggs

Silly Sentences with Foam Easter Eggs

There are so many ways you can learn with these foam Easter eggs that can be found at craft stores before or after Easter. Counting with Easter Eggs for Toddlers and Preschoolers- Match the numeral to the amount of stickers used to decorate the egg. 4 Ways to Learn with Foam Easter Eggs for Older Children - compound words, numbers and counting, alphabetical order, and … [Read more...]

Learning About Copyright Dates

Learning About Copyright Dates

When I was teaching 1st grade, our librarian gave us a fantastic tip for learning about copyright dates. In a nutshell, she compared bellybuttons to copyright years – we get a bellybutton on the day we are born, just as a book “gets a bellybutton” for the year it is “born,” or published. The copyright symbol, looks a little like a bellybutton circle, and is SO MUCH FUN to have … [Read more...]

Coloring Easter Eggs with Toddlers

Coloring Easter Eggs with Toddlers

Coloring Easter eggs with toddlers can be tricky. You want them to have the experience, but you could live without the mess. Here's a different way to color Easter eggs that is perfect for your toddler AND kids of all ages! Not only will you end up with beautiful, colored eggs, but also with colored rice to play with later! Fill plastic containers 2/3 full of uncooked … [Read more...]

Alphabetizing with Beanie Boos

alphabetizing with beanie boos

So much fun and learning can happen with Beanie Boos! We've worked on graphing with beanie boos and now we are working on alphabetizing with Beanie Boos. It is an easy way to let children physically move objects around, to correctly place them in ABC order. Gather all Beanie Boos in a pile. Use as many as your learner is ready for – you can start with a small pile and … [Read more...]

Easter Estimation

Easter Estimation

I love to make a teachable moment out of just about anything, so when it’s time to change my seasonable centerpiece, that’s exactly what we do! All you need is a clear glass container to hold a candle, and jellybeans…the more the better! We usually hit up the Dollar Store early in the season, because we use about 8-10 bags of jellybeans, and they can get expensive. You can … [Read more...]