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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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Egg Scavenger Hunt to Make Words

I set up a fun scavenger hunt with plastic eggs, with a twist of making words by matching up the found letters. Set up for the Egg Scavenger Hunt: I wrote a few spring related words on a piece of paper. Using foam letters that I had on hand [you could simply write the letters on a […]

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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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4 Instruments for Kids to Make from Kiwi Crate

The Making Music activity kit from Kiwi Crate is full of instruments for kids to make! Time to make some music! I got this chance to review a Kiwi Crate, they offer single crates, or activity kits, to order [instead of the monthly subscription], so you can try it out to see if you like […]

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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 […]