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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 […]

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Father’s Day Craft: Confetti Sprinkled Candy Bar Wrappers

These are super easy candy bar wrappers that are a great Father’s Day craft for kids to make if their dad is a chocolate lover like ours is! Both grandpas and dad here absolutely love dark chocolate, so that’s usually their Father’s Day gift. This year, we spiced it up a bit with a little […]

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Water Experiment: Find Out What Absorbs Water!

We’ve done a water experiment that focuses on what dissolves in the past… but I never thought to focus on what absorbs until I saw a post from Amanda of Not Just Cute in the Camp Mom: Summer Activities Pack. I think the materials that Amanda uses are probably better materials to explain the concept of […]

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Learning Upper and Lowercase Letters on the Sidewalk

This week continuing on our journey to reading this summer, we went outside to review [& learn] upper and lowercase letters! A Mom with a Lesson Plan [check out her new look, oolala!], is sharing easy ways to read 20 minutes a day today, so be sure to pop over and get those tips! No Time for Flash […]

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Craft for Toddlers: Nature Collage Suncatcher

We started these nature suncatchers by going the nature scavenger hunt that I shared last week, and it turns out, its a great craft for toddlers to do! Contact paper is wonderful! For the little amount of flowers I have in my yard, these still turned out colorful and fun! The colorful frames added such a […]

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Make Your Own Telescope Craft for Kids

The boys and I made this super simple telescope craft out of a recycled International Delight creamer bottle. I’ve said it many times, but raiding the recycling bin has so much potential and so much fun that’s free! I have a Upcycling Recyclables board on Pinterest that I keep handy to find new stuff to do with my recycling! We saw […]

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Nature Scavenger Hunt: Perfect for Young Kids

The boys and I had a much needed evening in our yard doing a nature scavenger hunt! To be honest, ever since I started working on the Camp Mom: Summer Activities Pack, I haven’t spent nearly enough time playing with my kids. We still have done activities and played every day, but not nearly enough. […]

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Learning Activity with Dominoes

I found another quiet activity for Henry to do at nap time! It’s a simple learning activity with Dominoes and it makes me so excited because Henry is actually excited for nap time each day and has been asking to do this over and over! We’ve played with Dominoes before… but more as a toddler […]

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Magic Letter Learning!

As part of the Summer Reading program I’m doing alongside A Mom with a Lesson Plan and Creative with Kids, I’m going to work through the areas of learning that needs to be learned before actually reading. First on the list is learning letters, or even simpler: letter recognition. I’ve already collected tons of ideas […]