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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 […]

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Valentine Letter Learning & Matching Activity

Match up Scrabble letter tiles to candy hearts for a letter learning activity that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day! The boys have been begging for a water activity lately. And seriously, I am just blank lately! This is what I came up with… though I recommend doing this activity in something other than water because I now […]

Valentine Heart Button Craft for Kids

This heart button craft is a colorful and pretty Valentine craft and can be a fun learning activity for kids too! I know I said the Valentine Tissue Wreath was one of my favorite Valentines craft, but this button craft is my favorite!   I absolutely love how this looks on my mantel right now. It glimmers […]

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14 Learning Activities for Toddlers

Learning activities for toddlers are pretty much as basic as it gets when it comes to intentional learning activities. These learning activities are more to introduce a concept to the toddler, then to test his knowledge on it. Some basic things an older toddler will start to learn are: Differentiating colors Differentiating shapes Recognizing letters […]

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Upper & Lowercase Letters: Heart Matching

Recognizing letters and learning their ABCs is one thing for a preschooler to learn, but learning both upper and lowercase letters I found is completely another. I had no idea what Henry knew at this point when it came to upper and lowercase letters. He could recognize most uppercase letters for sure, but lowercase I really […]

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Match Upper & Lowercase Letters Bracelet

Henry matched upper and lowercase letters to make a bracelet for Valentine’s Day using letter beads and Valentine’s Day words. He often comes home from school with a bracelet that he made. He is always so incredibly proud of it, and wears it for days. It keeps it on his nightstand at night. And won’t […]

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6 Learning Activities on It’s Playtime

Learning activities enforce a child’s knowledge of what they’re already learning through play. These activities are usually best received when your kid is interested in the topic already. It is almost impossible to force a child, of preschool age or younger for sure, to learn something that they have absolutely no interest in yet. Be […]

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 […]