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Bean Bag Toss as a Sight Word Game

The ABC mat came in handy, once again, as a mat for a bean bag toss that came into play for a fun sight word game for Henry. We’ve used the ABC mat in the past for learning an ABC learning game, as well as counting blocks of towers. Its kind of funny to think […]

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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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Fine Motor Activity: Rubber Band Passing Game

A fine motor activity that focuses on hand strength using rubber bands. I called this activity a game to my boys. They were super excited to play the game and wanted to know what it was called. I didn’t know what, I just said I was making one up for them to play. Henry used […]

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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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St. Patrick’s Day Craft: Bubble Wrap Printed Shamrock

Get creative and paint some shamrocks as a St. Patrick’s Day craft using bubble wrap! Packaging almost always gets reused in this house before it gets recycled or trashed. Before we made our Bubble Pop Roads, Henry made a print with the bubble wrap [or ‘pops’]. I’m loving that St Patrick”s is coming up because I can […]

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Rainbow Scavenger Hunt with Clues

We love scavenger hunts! I took this rainbow one a step further than we usually do and made it a scavenger hunt with clues! I even made the clues a printable for you to print off yourself to do your own rainbow scavenger hunt! [They’re at the end of this post.] There’s a little prep […]

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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 […]

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Sensory Activity: Dry Pasta Noodles

Pasta noodles make for a great sensory activity for toddlers and preschoolers to explore with their sense or touch and even sound. I set out a tub of macaroni noodles along with several items to play with.   Items to include for this touch and sound sensory activity: Macaroni [or other small dry pasta] Bottles […]