Giant Spider Web Maze for Kids

Of course, a large spider web maze for the kids was in store… we just had to! You know how much I love mazes… and spider webs seems to be the theme in our house this Halloween. Plus, I found a super easy way for clean up with Clorox Disinfecting Wipes [who's sponsoring this conversation], […]

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Tracing Numbers on Tape

A quick setup for toddlers for tracing numbers that works on recognizing numbers and also is great practice writing for older preschoolers and even kindergartners. I taped numbers on the floor with painters tape. We’re huge on using tape in our house. I use it for a lot of activities with the kids. Everyone asks, […]

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Flour Play Sensory Activity for Toddlers

A wonderful go-to busy activity, not to mention sensory activity for toddlers, is to set out a tray for flour play! I set out a jelly roll pan with a layer of flour spread along the bottom. Be sure to only add as much flour as you want to clean up, because it is guaranteed […]

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25 Active Ways to Learn Indoors with Tape

I have a thing with tape. I kind of like it…. just a little. Okay, maybe a lot! It comes in handy for activities, especially for active ways to learn pretty much anything! The great thing about tape is it gets the kids moving indoors. When its too hot, or too cold to be moving […]

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Halloween Dice Game Free Printable

Today’s post is a dice game math activity for kids! Katie from Gift of Curiosity is sharing a free printable dice game for hands on : as we grow readers only! I’m Katie from Gift of Curiosity, and I’m so excited to be here at Hands on as we grow to share a fun Halloween Dice Game […]

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Number Match Slap with Playing Cards

I just realized the potential of playing cards and learning numbers. Duh! We played a number match game with them, they’re great for number recognition! Even more so than recognizing numbers, a deck of playing cards are absolutely wonderful for one to one correspondence. George practiced a little of that with this number match to […]

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Pumpkin Scented Rice Sensory Bin: Bonding with Your Kids

Today’s post is a wonderful rice sensory bin for toddlers themed for the fall, shared by Amy of  The Connections We Share. Not only is it fun, but its also a bonding experience with your kids. A pumpkin scented rice sensory bin is a great way to bond with your children. It is interesting, safe, easy to […]

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Sticker Name Recognition Activity & Personalized Books for Kids

George is just beginning to learn the letters of his name, and recognizing it [besides just a 'G']. I have got to share with you these books that my boys received from our sponsor, I See Me!, that are helping a ton! George got The Very Important Preschooler, even though he’s not technically in preschool […]

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Spider Web Sight Word Match

Inspired loosely by our giant sticky spider web made of tape, I made a spider web on the wall to have a little sight word match! Henry’s been diving into sight words in Kindergarten, and doing really well with them. To be honest, we haven’t done much sight word practice, other than reviewing the list […]

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Finding & Sorting Pictures of Living and Nonliving Things

Recently, Henry came home with a note from school asking for a picture of one living thing and another of a nonliving object. While we found one picture of each, we set out to find a bunch of pictures of living and nonliving things to make a collage of each and learn a little about […]