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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 […]

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Learning with Blocks: Shapes & Colors

I went back to the basics for George to learn shapes and colors with a block activity since he’s been all about the blocks lately. A very fast setup [excuse the scribbles on the paper!]. While the boys were busy scribbling, I traced a few blocks in different shapes onto a large piece of butcher […]