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Learning Upper and Lowercase Letters on the Sidewalk

This week continuing on our journey to reading this summer, we went outside to review [& learn] upper and lowercase letters! A Mom with a Lesson Plan [check out her new look, oolala!], is sharing easy ways to read 20 minutes a day today, so be sure to pop over and get those tips! No Time for Flash […]

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Nature Scavenger Hunt: Perfect for Young Kids

The boys and I had a much needed evening in our yard doing a nature scavenger hunt! To be honest, ever since I started working on the Camp Mom: Summer Activities Pack, I haven’t spent nearly enough time playing with my kids. We still have done activities and played every day, but not nearly enough. […]

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Learning Activity with Dominoes

I found another quiet activity for Henry to do at nap time! It’s a simple learning activity with Dominoes and it makes me so excited because Henry is actually excited for nap time each day and has been asking to do this over and over! We’ve played with Dominoes before… but more as a toddler […]

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Magic Letter Learning!

As part of the Summer Reading program I’m doing alongside A Mom with a Lesson Plan and Creative with Kids, I’m going to work through the areas of learning that needs to be learned before actually reading. First on the list is learning letters, or even simpler: letter recognition. I’ve already collected tons of ideas […]

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Basic Water Activity: Added Measuring Tools

I challenged my newsletter subscribers to doing a water activity last week. Yesterday, I shared the blowing water bubbles that was a huge hit, and so simple to set up [um, just a cup of water and a straw]… today is another basic water activity that we did. I set out two large bowls of […]

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Art : Homemade Window Paint Take 2

I love when Henry chooses the activity for the day. This time he wanted really, really badly to paint the big window again! When we made window paint last time, it was super sticky and goopy. This time, I looked up a new window paint recipe from Home Spun Threads. Very similar recipe to the last, but this […]

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Quiet Time Activities for Preschoolers

We’re making the most of nap time now that there’s no nap time with these quiet activities! Henry has been transitioning to no naps finally. He is 5, so it is time. I just don’t want to let go of that time to myself yet… and I’m sure I’m not the only mom not wanting […]

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Mother’s Day Craft for Kids to Make: Flower Cards

I am totally loving these flower cards the kids made for a Mother’s Day craft and gift for Grandma [and myself!]. In previous years, we’ve made bouquets of flowers for Grandma, and could have totally made these into a bouquet too. Instead though, we made homemade cards this time. The boys ask to paint all […]

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Simple Activity: A Tape Road

To me, a tape road is a no-brainer simple activity to do. With all boys in the house, we’re always doing ‘things that go‘. And roads are built constantly. Whether it’s from train tracks, drawing roads, making roads from blocks… there always seems to be roads involved. Making a large tape road for the boys […]

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Experimenting with Baking Soda & Vinegar

I don’t know how many times the kids and I have done experiments with baking soda and vinegar. But I’ve always questioned how much to use of each… I’ve always just guessed and it turned out however it turned out. It’s never been a problem with our results and the boys have always had a […]