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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 […]

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A Rainbow of Circles Necklace

Rainbow activities are awesome for learning colors, but we added another learning element by making this a sort by size activity as well! This one took a little prep work by me. I think you could include a preschooler in part of the prep, if you were to prep the prep work. What I did […]

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Sort by Color Button Activity

A simple sort by color activity for toddlers. This is simplified to make it as easy as it gets for toddlers just learning their colors. George has been slowly learning his colors. Ever so slowly. Some days it seems like he gets it and knows them all, but other days it’s not even close. So […]

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A Race to Learn Phonics: A Hands on Mom Feature

Trisha of Inspiration Laboratories submitted this fun way to learn phonics with a Letter Sound Race! My favorite activities in one. Learning and getting the kids moving! This phonics race can be adapted to many levels, so whatever your kids are learning, adjust it to that.   See how Inspiration Laboratories did it and all […]

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Fruity O’s Rainbow Color Craft

This is a fun rainbow craft for kids to practice their colors. Use whatever colored cereal you have to make this colorful rainbow! Rainbows are a great medium for kids to practice their colors, you could also go on a toy rainbow hunt to get the kids moving! This craft was not planned and was […]