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Finding & Sorting Pictures of Living and Nonliving Things

Recently, Henry came home with a note from school asking for a picture of one living thing and another of a nonliving object. While we found one picture of each, we set out to find a bunch of pictures of living and nonliving things to make a collage of each and learn a little about […]

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A Window Fall Tree Craft for Toddlers

Of course, after George did the apple tree craft, he wants to do another one. He goes in these streaks a lot. Often its with water activities… but he does it with painting a lot too. This time its apple trees. I usually try to switch it up a little so we don’t get bored, […]

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Monster Chocolate Sandwich Cookies! Nam Nam Nam

The boys and I made some monster sandwich cookies for a bake sale! A little fun in the kitchen! Today, we’re going to have a little fun here. I’m hosting a virtual bake sale with a team of 5 other bloggers competing [friendly!] against five other teams of bloggers with our sponsor, McCormick. Don’t worry, nothing’s […]

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Explore Textures on an Outdoor Scavenger Hunt

We went on a scavenger hunt as a backyard exploration. We’ve done outdoor scavenger hunts quite a bit. This time we made it a learning experience inspired by a Playful Learning eLesson [who has sponsored this post], Backyard Science, as well as a way to explore our backyard in a different way. This time we […]

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Beginning Letter Sounds Sort Game

I normally just wing it when it comes to doing learning activities with Henry. Just basing it off what I know he already knows and what I think should come next. Henry has most of the beginning letter sounds down, so I rarely touch on it at home. We have here and there, but not […]

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Getting Messy with a Mud Target Practice for Kids

Setting up a simple target practice for kids leads to great gross motor practice with throwing! This is a messy, but oh-so-fun one. “If you want more mud, then go get more dirt.” Yep. I actually said those words. And it was so worth it. A mess can always be cleaned up later. Especially when […]

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Super Power Rings Scavenger Hunt for Kids

After getting the opportunity to have a sneak preview of the new Disney Super Buddies, we were inspired to go on a scavenger hunt for our very own super power rings. Get ready for an epic tail! Just a little background on the movie first. From the creators of Disney Buddies, Disney Super Buddies [you can […]

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The Kids Went Dumpster Diving… in a Cardboard Box!

We have had a bunch of very large cardboard boxes around from a bathroom remodel. My husband wanted to recycle them right away… but nope, I had to sneak in an activity or two with them first before I could see them go. My mom gave me this truly awesome idea for a big cardboard […]

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Hop! Skip! Jump! with Paper Plates

Hop! Skip! Jump! is a super simple activity for toddlers, and even preschoolers or kindergartners, will love that I found with Knoala App. All you need is some room [taking it outside worked well for us because it was a gorgeous day, but this would be a great boredom buster for an indoor day] and […]

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Self Portraits for the Kids First Day of School Outfit

To get Henry excited to head back to school, we went on a shopping trip for a new outfit for his first day back, and [taking Susan's tips for prepping for preschool, it still applies for kindergarten] let him pick out his own backpack! Getting Henry excited to do any shopping really isn’t hard. He […]