I’m Proud: Writing his Name

Trying to get Henry focused on writing, or really anything fine-motor related, has been a struggle. He was always about movement, full of energy. Too much energy to sit still and take time to learn such a thing as writing. Yes, it worried me. He didn’t seem to be ‘up to par’ in this area. […]

Kids Experiment: How Much Water Does it Hold?

Henry wanted to do an experiment. He said he’d come up with one for us to do after nap. So, after nap, Henry collected his things for his experiment. He brought a tractor and his wagons. He told me his experiment was to pour water into them. So I grabbed some cookie sheets in case […]

Block Activity: Build a City

After doing our tape maze of numbers. The maze stuck [yes, pun intended] around awhile. On one of those ‘no-nap’ days, Henry and I kept busy [while George was napping] with blocks and the tape maze and made a Block City! Henry and  I added blocks around the tape maze. The tape posing as the […]

Valentine’s Day Stamped Cards

CraftProjectIdeas.com is showing the love this February. On top of graciously adding a $1 donation to the American Heart Association for every Heart Book sold in February, they sent me this fun stamp kit! [And one to giveaway to one of you!] Henry and I broke it out and made some Valentine Cards! I haven’t ever […]

Valentine’s Day Art: The Kids’ HeArts

I’m not sure what it is about this Heart art that I like so much. Maybe its because both the boys did it together. Or maybe its because I found out how nicely Henry can cut and follow a line. Or maybe its just because its close to Valentine’s Day, and love is in the […]

Valentine’s Activity for Kids: Hunt for Love

I decided that we needed some kind of Valentine’s Day activity to do, instead of just crafty and artsy ideas. We did a heart hunt last year, with great success. But this year, I wanted to make Henry think about love a little. So I came up with a Hunt for Love. To start, we […]

"In Memory Of" Collaborative Kids Art

‘In Memory Of’ Collaborative Kids Art

100 Acts of Kindness. Toddler Approved has a series on it, with many ideas for kindness and how to instill it in our children. While we’re trying to do our acts of kindness, teaching what kindness is to a three year old seems tough at times. By acting kind to each other, and leading my […]

A Number Maze for Preschoolers to Count

I taped out a maze on our floor with masking and painter’s tape. To make it a number maze to practice counting, I simple labeled it with numbers, with one path being in numerical order. The rest random. [By the way: that was the extent of George's participation in the maze activity. Sitting on the maze.] […]

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Valentine Craft for Kids: Strings of Hearts Chandelier

A learning Valentine craft for kids to this Valentine’s Day! String up some pretty [and easy!] hearts to your dining room chandelier and it’ll set the mood with every meal. I cannot tell you all the levels of learning that Henry worked on when making this chandelier of hearts. Counting Patterning Cutting Threading Sequencing Just […]

Preschooler Activity: Counting Blocks, Building Towers

Counting blocks on their corresponding numbers. Sounds kind of dull, huh? So… How do you get a preschooler boy excited about learning? Bring in the big machines. By bringing in Henry’s everyday love of farming into activities, especially learning activities, he’s excited to do it! No arm twisting whatsoever. That, and Henry is excited about counting […]