Learning Numbers with the ‘What’s Missing?’ Game & Wallzical™ Wall Decals

Learning numbers with the 'What's Missing?' game

I knew we'd find a learning alternative to the 'What's Missing' game we've been playing. This is a fun game for preschoolers to learning numbers and all about number recognition. George is so excited to have this Count On Me octopus wall decal in his bedroom! You have got to check out these incredible wall decals from our sponsor, Wallzical™, they are all about learning and ...

38 Ways for Kids to Beat the Heat with Ice & Water Activities

38 ice and water activities to beat the heat this summer

Get set to beat the heat this summer with some of these water activities for kids! Water activities for kids are always a hit for summer! Add in some cool ice activities and you're bound to have a summer staying cool! Whether you got a water bug in your family, or an artist at your hands, there's a lot of exciting ways to keep cool in this scorching hot heat! Plus some icy ...

Make Paint Swatches by Mixing Colors [with Paint Palette Hack]

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This is a simple painting activity to make paint swatches by mixing colors for kids to see all the different shades of colors! The boys and I made our own paint swatches to see all the different shades of colors you can make by mixing just two colors. We've done plenty of activities for mixing primary colors to see what secondary colors they make, but we've never looked at the ...

Improve the Photos of Your Kids with These 3 Tips

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Do you love looking back at the photos of your children and remember how little they were or wear that one outfit everyday? Me too. You don’t have to have dreams of owning a photography business to want to improve your photos. You can easily improve the photos of your children by following these 3 simple tips. Wait there’s more [Sorry I just always wanted to say that], at ...

20 Physical Activities for Toddlers with Lots of Energy

Lots of energy burning activities -- physical activities for toddlers

Physical activities for toddlers are amazing for those that have lots of energy. And let's face it. What toddler doesn't? I know mine all did at that age, and I'm chasing Louis all over the place at the moment! It gets insane at times! Who has said any of the following? My toddler has too much energy. My toddler won't sit still. My toddler won't draw or color. I've ...

Follow-the-String Indoor Scavenger Hunt for Kids

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During nap time, I set up this simple 'follow the string' indoor scavenger hunt for kids. I strung yarn around the room [a couple of rooms actually]. Looping it through furniture and toys, creating a tangled mess. I found this string scavenger hunt idea for outside awhile back from Ready. Set. Read! but recently saw another similar scavenger hunt at Having Fun at ...

In Reality I’m Not The Oprah of Motherhood

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I recently got the highest form of compliment I could have ever expected to receive in an email with a reader. She told me: I do love your blog and all the great ideas you share! You're like the Oprah of motherhood in my book.  Wow. Just wow. How could I ever be compared to Oprah?     And then I realized... she doesn't see what I see here in my home. Or all the ...

The “What’s Missing?” Memory Activity for Kids

Guess what's missing? A great memory activity for young kids.

This is a fun memory activity to boost kids minds. You can use any objects and then just remove one to see if they can guess what's missing. Its a great busy activity when you need it. I owe this wonderful memory activity idea to my amazing Facebook fans. I shared a post on Facebook about how to keep kids busy while you're waiting at a restaurant from Mama Scouts, it has ...

13 Activities for Kids Using Technology Off-Screen

13 activities for kids using technology, but in an off-screen way!

How do you feel about your kids using technology on a daily basis? I have always had a love of technology. And I want my kids exposed to technology as well. In my mind, there is no getting around kids using technology. They need to just for the fact to learn how to use it and be familiar with it. My kids have always had access to my tablet, and we're getting better to ...

Number Maze for Kids Learning to Count

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I taped out a maze on our floor with masking and painter's tape. To make it a number maze to practice counting, I simply labeled it with numbers, with one path being in numerical order. The rest were just random numbers. I used the tape itself as the road of the maze [instead of between the tape lines]. By the way: this was the extent of George's participation in the ...

Cheerios Skip Counting by 10s with 1-2-3 Peas

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We had a little fun with Keith Baker's book 1-2-3 Peas and am excited to share a math activity to go with it for Henry to practice skip counting by 10s. I got the opportunity to interview Keith Baker about his participation in the Cheer On Reading program and his book 1-2-3 Peas [affiliate link]! I am so excited to be partnering with the Cheer on Reading program by ...

Color Changing Milk Experiment to Magically Mix Colors

Magically mix primary colors with the color changing milk experiment!

What could be a more fun way to learn about mixing colors than with a color changing milk experiment that's like magic? I've tried doing this magic color changing milk experiment in the past, but remember not having the best great success with it. I don't remember what we did differently though because this time it worked great. We took this milk experiment as an opportunity ...