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Counting with Dice & Blocks

  With just some blocks and a pair of dice, Henry practiced one to one correspondence counting, as well as building towers! And even a little bit of patterning, all on his own! We did a similar activity with our blocks and ABC Mat as well, the dice were a new thing to Henry. I […]

8 Intentional Learning Activities for Kids

8 Intentional Learning Activities

We mostly like to incorporate learning into our every day play. But there are occasions that I create intentional learning activities for the boys to do. And Henry really does enjoy doing them. He’s kind of my smarty pants and likes to prove it. Last week was parent teacher conferences at Henry’s school. So we […]

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Large Tube Gravity Experiment

While fixing up George’s new big boy room, we got new carpet for the room and ended up with this large carpet tube. This was such a treat for the boys! And I think you could go to any carpet store and they’d be happy to give you any tubes that they have. Or this […]

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A ‘Counting Up’ Countdown to Back to School

Henry’s getting pretty excited to get back to school in a few days. We had a preschool open house the other night, so Henry got to check out his new classroom and officially meet the teacher and her aide [though he already knew his teacher personally]. The following day we had a home visit from […]

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35 Name Activities for Preschoolers

Last year in three year old preschool, names were a big deal. So I can only suppose they will be again this year in four year old preschool. Henry learned to recognize his name pretty early on. At first, he thought any word that started [or even had one] with an H meant it was […]

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Drawing Activity: Chalkboard Connect the Dots

  I found a simple way to have Henry work on writing [fine motor skills] as well as refreshing his counting skills. I also wanted to give him confidence that he could create drawings with just simple lines. Using a chalk board and chalk [or you could use your sidewalk or driveway if you don't have […]

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Learning Activity: Shape Sorting for Preschoolers

Shape sorting. A good review for Henry before school starts! This was one of those non-planned activities though. The boys had been playing with the ABC and square foam mats and I was sorting through some of my crafty items in my cupboard. I came across these poster shapes that I got from CraftProjectIdeas. I […]

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Easy Activity: Pop Bottle Bowling

  Bowling is fun for all ages! Even the littlest kids can get a kick out of it just by watching you knock down the pins! Indoor bowling can be done on a whim so easily! Just take a look around your house for something to stand up as the pins. Do you have paper towels? […]