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A Clean Up Method: Blocks Transport

Does this look familiar to you? A tub of blocks, dumped out all over the floor? This constantly happens in our house. Any tub of toys gets dumped out in its entirety. Blocks are very common to be strewn about the floor. And this time it happened while I was trying to get dinner on […]

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A Busy Play Activity: Styrofoam Destruction

  Who knew Styrofoam packaging from a ceiling fan could provide such entertainment to two little boys? Add some tools [real tools!] to some good old Styrofoam and let the boys have a blast destructing it. Or is that all they’re doing? At one point Henry was scooping soup Styrofoam pieces and at another time […]

Dominoes Activity

Entertained with Dominoes!

Dominoes! I think there’s a lot of potential that could be done for activities with Dominoes, but for now, I just let the boys explore them and see what they thought of them. Henry immediately began to make a road with them, and George followed suit. I just happily watched to see what they’d use […]

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A ‘Counting Up’ Countdown to Back to School

Henry’s getting pretty excited to get back to school in a few days. We had a preschool open house the other night, so Henry got to check out his new classroom and officially meet the teacher and her aide [though he already knew his teacher personally]. The following day we had a home visit from […]

Preschooler Drawing with Sidewalk Chalk

Sidewalk Chalk Drawing & Mark Making

Sidewalk chalk has never really been a hit here before. We don’t have the smoothest sidewalks or a very smooth driveway. So I’ve just never pushed it. I don’t even enjoy drawing with it on it, so why should they? [I’d prefer sidewalk paint – regular or fizzy – over the chalk.] But, we always have […]

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Water Play Experiment: Does it Float or Sink?

Seriously, the most asked for activity from Henry is a water activity. After doing his own water experiment, painting with water on the driveway, a what dissolves in water experiment, the stages of water experiment, along with many other countless ones, I am struggling to come up with new ideas for water! But, of course, there’s […]

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Who’s Fastest? Blowing Fabric Race Activity

Thanks to Kitchen Counter Chronicles for passing on the Olympic torch to me in the Kid Bloggers Go Olympics. I now have a chance to race to the finish line and WIN! Or not, as part of a group effort, we’ll all win in celebrating the Olympics with our kids, together. I mentioned winning because […]

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Drawing Activity: Chalkboard Connect the Dots

  I found a simple way to have Henry work on writing [fine motor skills] as well as refreshing his counting skills. I also wanted to give him confidence that he could create drawings with just simple lines. Using a chalk board and chalk [or you could use your sidewalk or driveway if you don’t have […]

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Learning Activity: Shape Sorting for Preschoolers

Shape sorting. A good review for Henry before school starts! This was one of those non-planned activities though. The boys had been playing with the ABC and square foam mats and I was sorting through some of my crafty items in my cupboard. I came across these poster shapes that I got from CraftProjectIdeas. I […]

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Canvas Art: Oil Pastel Resist Watercolors

There’s something so prestigious about art on a piece of canvas. I think it really makes the kids think they’re making something really special. Last year they made a piece of art on canvas with the frozen paints outside on a very hot day, which hangs in George’s room. Since I bought a twin-pack of […]