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Math Activity: Counting Maze of Numbers

  In an effort to brush up on Henry’s counting skills before school starts next week, I made a quick counting maze on our driveway with sidewalk chalk. We’ve done a counting maze before with tape, indoors. And we’ve also done a simple maze outside on the driveway too. I thought combining the two might […]

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Fly a [Homemade and Recycled] Kite!

Fly a kite today!  Run in the backyard or take it to the park. All you need it some string, a plastic grocery bag [one preferably without holes, which may or may not be hard to find], and a rubberband for extra assurance that it won’t fly away. I tied string to both handles of the […]

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Preschooler Game: Alphabet Ball

Welcome Carolyn of The Pleasantest Thing! Carolyn’s sharing an activity that fits right in on hands on : as we grow! An educational activity, that’s all about movement! Keep moving forward this summer, right?   My four year old is in the pre-reading stage where he likes to ask how to spell words, and “what letter does [insert […]

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40 Gross Motor Activities to Get Your Kids Moving!

Gross motor activities. I’m a huge fan of ways to get the kids to move! For two major reasons: It wears them out! Number one reason by far! It’s good for them to learn to move in new ways and build muscles and what not and so on… you know… all the technical learning stuff […]

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Poppin’ Balloons!

Balloon Poppin’! A little after birthday party fun! This was a great laugh for everyone! I was hysterically laughing, as were the boys! And it reminded me how much I loved doing activities with balloons. They’re so much fun, no matter what you do! I still have quite a few blown up, so maybe we’ll come […]

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Energetic Activity: Letter Sound Punch Game

I laugh when I think of this game we did. It was on a whim, and of course, it was made for George, but ended up making it for Henry because he was more interested in it. [It always seems to go that way...] This is an activity that takes some movement [Yay! Gross Motor […]

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Indoor Energetic Activity: Newspaper Throwing!

Throwing newspapers! Good for throwing practice, but also for hand-eye coordination, as well as some counting practice in there too! Um, I’m sad to say that on this morning I had run out of ideas. Seriously. We needed an activity or to do something on this particular morning. I told my husband that and also […]

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Outdoor Activity: Rolling Down the Hill

L-O-V-I-N-G this gorgeous March weather. We’re outside playing in it everyday. And we had a first the other day. Henry rolled down our backyard hill! I’ve tried to do this with him a few other times and had no luck in getting him to do it. But this time, he suggested it! [I tried just […]

It’s Playtime! Get Moving Indoors!

  This time of year… Even though its been a mild winter in Iowa. We’re still itching to get outside more and run! We’re finding creative ways to burn off energy in the house. And so our some of our It’s Playtime playdates! I love the ideas that you guys have been coming up with to […]

Preschooler Activity : A Big Maze

A maze and a maze. A month or so ago, we headed to our local maize maze and tackled it with the whole family. Since then I’ve been wanting to try a maze at home with Henry as well. I painted a maze onto our driveway using the sidewalk chalk paint recipe. This time, I […]