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Toddler Chalkboard Maze for Learning Letters

George is getting the hang of some, if not most of his letters. But, learning letters seems to come and go with him. Instead of badgering him to learn more, more, more. I’m in a phase of building his confidence about what he already knows. I set up a chalkboard maze for him to work […]

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Learning Shapes with a Ball for Toddlers

This is a fun shape learning activity for toddlers, that George kept asking to come back to and play all day. I taped a bunch of shapes onto the floor in an area. I didn’t really pay attention to where I put them, or in any certain order [mostly because I didn’t have a plan […]

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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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Make Your Own Puzzle with Blocks!

On a whim, we found a way to make our own puzzles! On ‘one of those days’ I needed something to have Henry do to get out of his slump I started putting painters tape down on the floor… Not really sure what to do with it though. I made squares. Henry decided they were fields and […]

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Shape Activity: Sorting Blocks as a Graph

We’ve sorted blocks as a shape activity in the past. But it was pretty ‘informal’. Not that this is really that structured of an activity, this one just has a place to put each shape of the blocks! To create the ‘graph’ to sort shapes on, I taped a large piece of paper to my […]

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Lowercase Letters String Scavenger Hunt for Kids

A string scavenger hunt was a blast when Henry did one a couple years ago to help him learn his name. It was time to do another one! This time I condensed it down to a smaller area and make it about learning lowercase letters, a review for Henry this summer, and kind of a […]

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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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6 Math Activities for Kids Using School Unit Blocks

Today’s post has math activities for kids using blocks shared by Faigie of EduArt 4 Kids. The reason I call these blocks “school unit blocks” is because these are the type of blocks that are most often found in early childhood classrooms and centers. They can, however, definitely be purchased for use at home. I know, as I purchased […]

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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 […]