## The Bean Game (Combinations of 10)

The Bean Game is a fun way to experience combinations of 10. This game is easy to prepare and simple to play, yet provides hours of fun!     Materials: a cup 10 lima beans sharpie marker   Preparation: Color one side of each bean black   How to Play: Shake your beans in your …

## Ice Cream Scoop Game

Give this free, printable Ice Cream Scoop Game a try! It’s hot out this Summer! We have ice cream as a treat which made me think why not use ice cream as a learning activity?    Materials: Ice Cream Scoop Printable –  HERE Brown Bag Targeted Skills: Counting Vocabulary Taking Turns Visual Discrimination Directions: Print …

## What Goes Together?

This What Goest Together idea from Monkeyin Around is awesome! Collect a group of objects and have your child match the items that go together. I love how fast this was to put together and how effective it was. It was great for vocabulary development when I asked B WHY two items go together.

## Roll and Count Part 2

Yesterday, I featured a Roll and Count game that you could make and today I wanted to show you a different style mat for the same game.   Use a dot stamper or circle stickers to make this game mat with numbers 1 to 6 (for one die) or 7 to 12 (for two dice). …

## Roll and Count

Use a dot stamper or circle stickers to make this Roll and Count game mat with numbers 1 to 6. If you are making more than one mat, mix up the formations and don’t put the numbers in order.   How to Play: Roll the die and put the corresponding number of counters in the …

## 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 …

## Giant Masking Tape Game Board

At Inspiration Surrounds Creativity Abounds, she featured this giant masking tape game board that they have used for so many neat games! They have played games about colors, numbers, letters, sorting, and even used the grid as streets for pretend play. Such a neat, inexpensive idea! Read more about these grid games and the other …

## A Deck of Cards

There are so many ways to learn with your preschooler using a simple deck of cards! Check out the ways we used a deck of cards to play and learn.  Sorting  Sorting is such an important math skill for young learners. Categorizing things into groups that make sense is something that will transfer to all …

## Toy Story Grid Game

Yesterday, B and I made this Toy Store Grid Game. We had as much fun picking out the pictures to make it as we did playing it!     The object of the game is to be the first person to fill up your game board. Your game board can be a full sheet, 20 squares, or cut …

## 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 …

## Fun with Bean Bags

We had so much fun with bean bags! Throwing them, putting them in numerical order, hopping over them and then clapping that many times, but our favorite game to play with them is a game from our youth. I won an awesome set of number bean bags from Spotted Whale in a giveaway hosted by JDaniel4s Mom …

## On a Walk Scavenger Hunt

Have you ever been on a walk with your children and halfway through they shout that they are bored? That happens to me all of the time. So I tried this “On a Walk Scavenger Hunt”.  I printed simple pictures that we had a good chance of seeing on our walk. Use sticky notes or stickers to …