Count and compare the 'snowballs' that fit in a shape to measure the area

Comparing Shapes with Snowballs

I set up a shape activity for comparing shapes, more specifically, the size of the shapes. And since its winter, I had to make a snowball activity! In big math talk, we’re talking [very loosely] about the area of shapes. With my trusty painter’s tape, I taped out four different shapes on the floor. A […]

Make a treasure hunt to make sight words!

Make a Treasure Hunt to Make Sight Words

We haven’t done a scavenger hunt since we did our Christmas flashlight scavenger hunt, so I thought it would be fun to make a treasure hunt using a floor plan as the map. And Henry has had way too many days off for Christmas break [school keeps getting cancelled for cold weather! -20F degrees does […]

Sight Word Jump & Grab

Sight Word Jump & Grab

How about a sight word jump and grab activity to get the kids moving and learning? We’re just stuck on sight words around here lately. Trying to get Henry moving forward on his lists. We did another sight word activity to practice his most current list. I quickly wrote his list of words each on […]

Crack the secret code, simple for kids learning to read

Crack the Secret Code for Kids

Creating a secret code for kids to decipher, or crack the code, is great for reading, great for writing, and even great for problem solving! This simple secret code is great for kindergartners practicing their sight words. Alissa of Creative with Kids shared on Google+ a photo of her son deciphering a secret code using […]

Get kids excited about doing chores around the house with a Domino drawing chore list!

Chore List with Dominoes & Numbers

This activity puts a spin on a boring chore list and makes it fun and even sneaks in learning! As a kid, I remember doing chores… and loving them! My mom always made them fun to do. She’d make a list of the chores to be done and number them. We’d call a number and […]

I Spy Sensory Bag for Sight Words & Letters

I Spy Sensory Bag for Sight Words & Letters

Make this I Spy sensory bag for all types of learning, including sight words and letters like we did, but don’t stop there! Sight words have been the talk here in this house this past week or so. Henry was stuck on the same list for over a month, only to realize that it was […]

Kindergarten Math Activity

Kindergarten Math Activity to Solve Simple Addition Problems

This is not just a Kindergarten math activity that works on solving simple addition problems, but can also be a great number matching game for preschoolers! Henry surprised me the other day and brought home a coloring page with math addition problems on it. I had no idea they learned addition in Kindergarten! He then […]

sort-colors-play-tunnel

Sort Colors & Get Moving With a Play Tunnel

This is a silly way to get the kids to learn about and sort colors. I absolutely needed to get the kids moving, or at least I thought I did. I have not been making the best of all their energy lately, and it’s starting to wear on me. So we included our play tunnel in […]

Ring Toss Name Recognition Activity

Ring Toss Name Recognition Activity

George just recently started learning his name to be more than the letter ‘G’, so we’re working on name recognition lately, and made a ring toss to get him moving and learning it! It was just Louis’ first birthday, so we have paper cups and plates still sitting out. I simply wrote the letters of […]