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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 […]

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Learning Letters Lineup. Squirt!

George has been learning his letters and its amazing me how easily he’s catching on. I don’t think he’s quite there to know all the letter just be seeing them. So I set up a learning activity that had him looking at a letter and then spotting it in the lineup. I wrote a few random […]

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Simple Machines for Kids: The Pulley

A fun way to learn about simple machines for kids. And it was simple. This one is all about the pulley. I’m not sure if the boys saw this in a show or not, but they were trying to make their own pulley around a door knob. But they just weren’t quite getting it. What an […]

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Learning Patterns with Blocks

Henry loves to pattern. Once he began learning patterns, he calls them out all the time. Everything seems to have a pattern, I swear! But… I noticed something. Henry only knows how to pattern with colors. Maybe he did know how to do it other ways… which I now know that he now does. But […]

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Number Activity: Learn to Count with Grain Bins

Got a farmer? Try a simple number activity to practice counting to five! This farm activity was a sneaky way to get Henry excited to learn to count! I’ve been having a little bit of a hard time getting Henry to want to do any kind of activity lately. Especially anything that’s remotely educational. I brainstormed, […]

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Bean Bag Toss as a Sight Word Game

The ABC mat came in handy, once again, as a mat for a bean bag toss that came into play for a fun sight word game for Henry. We’ve used the ABC mat in the past for learning an ABC learning game, as well as counting blocks of towers. Its kind of funny to think […]

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Spot the Sight Word

A new thing for us. Henry’s learning sight words! This has been such a treat to practice with him. I set up a simple ‘assignment’ [wow, am I the homework mom now?] to begin learning sight words. Henry mastered his letters long ago, and recently also [apparently] mastered letter sounds [that’s all from preschool, we […]

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Mixing Colors on the Window

I set up an activity for mixing colors, without actually mixing them physically, just with light. As you may know, I love activities and crafts for the window. We have a huge picture window in our living room that just begs to be played with. This activity was pretty easy and fast to set up. […]

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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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Egg Scavenger Hunt to Make Words

I set up a fun scavenger hunt with plastic eggs, with a twist of making words by matching up the found letters. Set up for the Egg Scavenger Hunt: I wrote a few spring related words on a piece of paper. Using foam letters that I had on hand [you could simply write the letters on a […]