Nature Hunt

Nature Hunt

My oldest is 3 years old and loves anything that involves hiding and seeking. Therefore scavenger hunts are a big hit in our house. He's outdoorsy and likes to move so yesterday we went on a Nature Hunt. I made our list with pictures so he could "read" (see) what he was hunting for. If you're child doesn't seem totally on board with the nature hunt, allow them to … [Read more...]

Water Phonics

Water Phonics

It's summer. It's hot. Really really hot. I also have a 3 year old who has no interest in being indoors. So we are outside a lot. He also is really into learning letters now that he has his name mastered. Therefore, I give you our version of Water Phonics. You basically only need two things: sidewalk chalk and a water squirter of some sort. We hit up the dollar store for … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Seed Counting

pumpkin-seed-counting

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...]

Angry Birds Activities

Angry Birds Activities

With the new Angry Birds movie coming out, Angry Birds activities are providing hours of fun for all kids! From Angry Birds Learning Printables to Angry Birds Magnets (printable) and other Angry Birds Play Ideas you are sure to inspire endless hours of fun! … [Read more...]

Counting Birthday Candles Game

Counting Birthday Candles Game

Birthdays are SO exciting for little ones! Use their birthday to sneak in a little learning. Counting Birthday Candles Game How to Play: Print the Counting Candles Game. Choose a number card, place it on the cupcake. Have your child add the corresponding number of candles to the cupcake. To up the excitement, we would then sing "Happy Birthday to Sophie" and let … [Read more...]

Rainy Day Activities for One Year Olds

Rainy Day Activities

Rainy days don't have to be long days with one year olds! There are lots of ways to have fun using things you already have in the house. Here are some fun rainy day activities for one year olds. Today was a rainy day and I was babysitting a little one year old boy the same age as my son. We usually take a trip to the park in the morning but the weather wasn't cooperating. … [Read more...]

A Color of His Own Activities and Crafts

A Color of His Own Activities and Crafts

We just love the book A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni! It is a beautiful book with a wonderful message. Here are several A Color of His Own activities and crafts that go along with this book: A Color of His Own Printable Matching Activity from The Activity Mom A Color of His Own Pipe Cleaner Craft from Lines Across A Color of His Own Changing Chameleon Paper Plate … [Read more...]

Dot Marker Printables from A to Z

printable dot marker pages

Are you looking for FREE dot marker printables? Here's a list of free, printable dot marker pages from A to Z. Find pages to print that match your child's interest or use this list to compliment your letter of the week. Ways to Use Dot Marker Pages 15+ Ways to Use Dot Marker Pages from Gift of Curiosity Using Dot Marker Pages with Counters and Manipulatives Toddler … [Read more...]

Fancy Nancy Activities

Fancy Nancy Crafts and Activities

My girls have loved reading the Fancy Nancy series by Jane O'Connor since they were each 2. The books are sweet stories about a fancy little girl and her hopelessly plain family. Each story has a glossary of fancy words that is great for building vocabulary even in toddlers. Recently, we spent a rainy day reading Ooh La La! It's Beauty Day and pretending to have our … [Read more...]

Sven Dice Game

Sven Themed Dice Game

  Sven Dice Game (1 Die) Sven Dice Game (2 Dice) Materials: Sven Dice Game Mat (above) Dice Counters (cereal, candies, blocks, gems, erasers, etc.) How to Play: Roll the die or dice. Cover the number you rolled. When all of the numbers are covered, you win! Clipart from SandyDigitalArt … [Read more...]

Thoughts from Dad ~ Starting School

Thoughts from dad

  Thoughts From Dad…On Starting School With school starting up again, another summer closes out around the country.  In fact, for many, summer has been over for weeks now, regardless of what the thermometer says outside. For me, this summer is different, and the school year it’s giving way to even more so. This year, my wife and I will be sending oldest daughter … [Read more...]

DIY Reusable Tablecloth

DIY Table Cloth

Did you know that an inexpensive, twin fitted sheet doubles as a reusable tablecloth? Choose a coflor that coordinates with your party decor and slip it on for an easy, table covering that doesn't get in the way. OR Cover your table so the kids can paint and craft without worrying about the mess! Slip it off and wash it when they are done. So awesome! … [Read more...]