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Tracing Letters & Shapes on the Chalkboard

I never did do much for tracing letters with Henry. George is all about writing and drawing though, so this was right up his alley. We have a large chalkboard to use, but we could [and probably should!] do this outside on the sidewalk with sidewalk chalk and water too. George constantly asks for water […]

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Turn Leftover Kids Art into Streamers

There are so many times I have the kids’ art just lying on my dining room table. And not only that, we often use butcher or art paper to protect the table when we’re doing our creating… and it often gets covered with paint too! Or the kids decide to create on that as well. […]

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Drawing on the Floor Kids Art! Super Simple Art Project

I like simple ways to create art. And I love it when my kids like it too. This art project was started by receiving an art project in the mail from the Kids Art Exchange. It was a Starry Night drawing. As the kids opened it, I heard my husband tell Henry to ask me […]

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Weaving with Kids: Fun & Simple Kids Activity!

Weaving with the kids has always been on my wish list. But I never really pushed it with the boys, because I kind of thought of it as a girl thing. I know, I shouldn’t be stereotypical like that. I have tried it in the past. When we did our ribbons in a bottle activity, […]

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Classic Summer Craft: Coffee Filter Butterflies

When I thought about all the crafts I’ve done with the kids, I realized we haven’t done many classic crafts for kids! This butterfly craft is definitely a classic craft that you probably remember doing yourself when you were a child. The kids loved the process of prepping the butterflies. Dying the coffee filters especially! But […]

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Shape Activity: Sorting Blocks as a Graph

We’ve sorted blocks as a shape activity in the past. But it was pretty ‘informal’. Not that this is really that structured of an activity, this one just has a place to put each shape of the blocks! To create the ‘graph’ to sort shapes on, I taped a large piece of paper to my […]

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Lowercase Letters String Scavenger Hunt for Kids

A string scavenger hunt was a blast when Henry did one a couple years ago to help him learn his name. It was time to do another one! This time I condensed it down to a smaller area and make it about learning lowercase letters, a review for Henry this summer, and kind of a […]

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Fun Process Art for the Kids: Make Rain Art!

I’ve been wanting to try rain art for awhile. But it seems whenever it rains, we just hide indoors. Why?! Being outside when its sprinkling it so much fun! The boys just love it! Its been raining pretty much non-stop the last few weeks [a horrible planting season for farmers in Iowa this year]. I […]

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A Beginning Letter Sounds Hunt for Toys to Wash

To delve further into prepping to read this summer, we’re moving onto reviewing and learning beginning letter sounds. Henry has learned his letter sounds this past year, so this is a great review for him. George is not to this point on his reading journey, so this is entirely new for him and more just as […]

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Listening Activity with Blocks

A listening activity was much needed… I hate to admit how bad my kids have been at listening lately. They totally either tune me out completely or just plain ignoring me unless I’m yelling at them. And I hate that. Completely hate it. I figured it was time we actually work on their listening skills […]