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Lowercase Letters String Scavenger Hunt for Kids

A string scavenger hunt was a blast when Henry did one a couple years ago to help him learn his name. It was time to do another one! This time I condensed it down to a smaller area and make it about learning lowercase letters, a review for Henry this summer, and kind of a […]

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Fun Process Art for the Kids: Make Rain Art!

I’ve been wanting to try rain art for awhile. But it seems whenever it rains, we just hide indoors. Why?! Being outside when its sprinkling it so much fun! The boys just love it! Its been raining pretty much non-stop the last few weeks [a horrible planting season for farmers in Iowa this year]. I […]

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A Beginning Letter Sounds Hunt for Toys to Wash

To delve further into prepping to read this summer, we’re moving onto reviewing and learning beginning letter sounds. Henry has learned his letter sounds this past year, so this is a great review for him. George is not to this point on his reading journey, so this is entirely new for him and more just as […]

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Homemade Fizzy Sidewalk Paint Recipe

This sidewalk paint recipe has come in handy a number of times. Its great for the kids to paint with, but its also easy for me to use when I’m setting up an activity and need something more prominent than just sidewalk chalk. I made a variation of this sidewalk paint recipe without the fizzy […]

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Listening Activity with Blocks

A listening activity was much needed… I hate to admit how bad my kids have been at listening lately. They totally either tune me out completely or just plain ignoring me unless I’m yelling at them. And I hate that. Completely hate it. I figured it was time we actually work on their listening skills […]

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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 […]