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...]

Monsters University Graphing (printable)

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Do your kids love the movie Monsters University? If so, or even if they just love fruit snacks, here's a great Monsters University Graphing activity. I bought these Monster University fruit snacks the other day for a special treat and I decided to sneak in a little learning with them. We graphed the monsters in their packets once and they had so much fun with it … [Read more...]

H-E-B Buddy Buck Activities

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If you live in Texas, you know all about H-E-B and Buddy Bucks. My kids both LOVE to get Buddy Bucks! I should confess that Buddy Bucks are what makes our shopping trips easier. I often remind the kids (when they are arguing or in each other's space in the cart) "That is not Buddy Buck Behavior!" and it helps (only because occasionally we've had to leave without getting … [Read more...]

Learning with Lids

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Around our house, we are just in love with these squeezy food packets. They come in so many flavors, they are low mess, and I don't have to worry about glass breaking or packing a spoon.  Oh, and the lids provide some super awesome learning experiences! I started out by saving the lids, cleaning them, and then tossing them into my junk drawer once G was finished … [Read more...]

Points, Tournaments, and Tally Marks

We've been on a roll with board games lately! B has been really excited about them so we are rolling with it. He also has been shouting, "Whoever finds it gets a point!" or "First person in the car gets a point!" or "Boys have the most points". So I decided to combine his competitive side with his love of board games and add a little learning too. We've had Uno tournaments, … [Read more...]

Buttons, Buttons, Buttons!

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Find a bag of shaped buttons at your local craft store and turn that one bag into unlimited fun with 15+ learning activities! Sort the buttons by shape. Sort the buttons by color. We used plastic lids as a sorting tool. Counting Buttons I used a this tray from the dollar store, but a muffin tin also works well for counting buttons. DIY Button … [Read more...]

Candy Bar Graph

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Yes, these are heart candies from Valentine's Day! =) I can't pass up a good deal. You can also do this activity with m&ms, fruity cheerios, gummy bears, fruit snacks, etc.Simply take a piece of paper and label the colors and begin to sort and organize the colors into a bar graph. We talked about which color had more and less and which colors had the same amount. Then, the best … [Read more...]