## Shoelace Box

Does your child need practice tying his shoes? Try this DIY shoelace box as a fun way to practice. Learn how to tie your shoes with this Shoelace Box idea from Teach Mama. All you need is a box and different ribbons. I think it is such an awesome way to get some extra practice.

This is a simple addition/subtraction game to introduce simple addition, subtraction, and combinations of 10. Materials: paper plate (write the number 5 on it) counters (we used large wooden beads) index cards (with numbers 1-5 written on them) Directions: Start with 5 counters on the plate. Pick an index card (from a pile or bag) …

Use Valentine’s Day to sneak in a little science with facts about the heart!     Facts about the Heart A child’s heart is approximately the size of his fist. The heart circulates the blood supply about 1,000 times each day. The heart pumps the equivalent of 5,000 to 6,000 quarts of blood per day. If …

## Sight Word Game

B has been really interested in reading lately so I saw this sight word game idea at  The Every Day Home School and gave it a try.      I wrote words that B knew how to read and a few that he may not know but could sound out on craft sticks. I wrote words …

## Number Burgers (printable)

Get cooking with Number Burgers! These number burgers are a fun way for kids to work with numbers 1-12. This matching activity adds pretend play to make for a fun learning experience.      The buns have a numeral on them, the burger patty has a number word, the cheese has stars to count, and …

## More Styrofoam Fun!

More styrofoam fun around here! You can create anything from styrofoam from a styrofoam robot, a styrofoam zoo, or styrofoam towers. These pieces of styrofoam came in a package (a garbage can from Costco) and we decided to create something out of them. Clear packaging tape, 2 straws, and a ton of stickers later we had …

## Bottle Top Sentences

I’ve been collecting bottle tops (and bribing my friends to do the same) for months now. This week will be all about activities that you can do with tops, today Bottle Top Sentences! Bottle Top Sentences B has been really interested in reading lately so together we made up a few sentences (using words that …

## Phonics Flip Book

This phonics flip book idea from Kids Activities Blog is so neat! You cut the index card notepad into thirds. In the first section, you put consonants. In the middle, you write vowels and vowel combinations. In the last section you write the consonants again. (You can also add any blends, chunks, or digraphs that you are …

## Using Big Dice to Make Words

Using Big Dice to Make Words with Your Preschooler or Toddler     I wrapped two kleenex boxes in construction paper and wrote consonants on the red box and word family chunks on the orange box (ig, at, op, og, it, an).     Then B threw rolled the dice to make a word. We …