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Recognizing & Building with Letter Blocks

With this letter block activity, I built on George’s current knowledge of letters and stuck them into something he always loves! Blocks! Last week for the Summer Reading Series with A Mom with a Lesson Plan [she’s sharing a book report template today!], I shared the beginning stage of introducing letters with a fun and […]

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Scavenger Hunt with Alphabet Photos

I always love scavenger hunts. The boys love them. Not sure why, buts it’s always fun to hunt for something! Fun at Home with Kids shared this fun way to search for the alphabet with photos! How creative! It’d be fun hunting with the kids to take the photos, and then go on the alphabet […]

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Valentine Letter Learning & Matching Activity

Match up Scrabble letter tiles to candy hearts for a letter learning activity that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day! The boys have been begging for a water activity lately. And seriously, I am just blank lately! This is what I came up with… though I recommend doing this activity in something other than water because I now […]

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14 Learning Activities for Toddlers

Learning activities for toddlers are pretty much as basic as it gets when it comes to intentional learning activities. These learning activities are more to introduce a concept to the toddler, then to test his knowledge on it. Some basic things an older toddler will start to learn are: Differentiating colors Differentiating shapes Recognizing letters […]

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Upper & Lowercase Letters: Heart Matching

Recognizing letters and learning their ABCs is one thing for a preschooler to learn, but learning both upper and lowercase letters I found is completely another. I had no idea what Henry knew at this point when it came to upper and lowercase letters. He could recognize most uppercase letters for sure, but lowercase I really […]

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Alphabet Maze Learning Activity

We have another maze activity! Seriously, I’m loving mazes… Henry’s pretty good at them too, so they’re fun for both of us! The counting maze was our first indoor maze, but prior to that we did the big maze outside first. I have a few more ideas up my sleeve too, so I can’t wait […]

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Energetic Activity: Letter Sound Punch Game

I laugh when I think of this game we did. It was on a whim, and of course, it was made for George, but ended up making it for Henry because he was more interested in it. [It always seems to go that way…] This is an activity that takes some movement [Yay! Gross Motor […]

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ABCs and Beyond on It’s Playtime!

Learning the ABCs are such a gigantic step for a preschooler! At least it was for me when Henry first recognized the letter M. After that, they fell into place really quickly! First there’s upper case letters, then lower case letters…. then its onto sounds [or sometimes sounds come before recognizing the letters]. And then […]

30 Days to Hands on Play : A Hunt

DAY 16 CHALLENGE: GO ON A HUNT DAY 16 CHALLENGE: Spend [at least] 15 minutes of uninterrupted* time going on a hunt! Plan one out with drawings, pictures or words. Or shout out an item to look for! Get creative with it! [*uninterrupted : being present with the child. No technology, phones, television, computer, etc. No errands, chores, making dinner, […]