learning-with-dominoes2

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 […]

2011-03-03_3436 (1)

Number Activity: Learn to Count with Grain Bins

Got a farmer? Try a simple number activity to practice counting to five! This farm activity was a sneaky way to get Henry excited to learn to count! I’ve been having a little bit of a hard time getting Henry to want to do any kind of activity lately.¬†Especially anything that’s remotely educational. I brainstormed, […]

Paper Chain Countdown

Countdown to Christmas: Wrapping Paper Chain

The boys are super excited for Christmas this year. So to keep their excitement contained and still keep them excited… we created one of the most timeless, old-fashioned, activity countdowns that there is… the paper chain. Instead of the usual paper or card stock, we used leftover wrapping paper from last year. I love using […]

counting-blocks-dice

Counting with Dice & Blocks

With just some blocks and a pair of dice, Henry practiced one to one correspondence counting, as well as building towers! And even a little bit of patterning, all on his own!

book-countdown

A ‘Counting Up’ Countdown to Back to School

Henry’s getting pretty excited to get back to school in a few days. We had a preschool open house the other night, so Henry got to check out his new classroom and officially meet the teacher and her aide [though he already knew his teacher personally]. The following day we had a home visit from […]

2012-06-26_9026

Drawing Activity: Chalkboard Connect the Dots

  I found a simple way to have Henry work on writing [fine motor skills]¬†as well as refreshing his counting skills. I also wanted to give him confidence that he could create drawings with just simple lines. Using a chalk board and chalk [or you could use your sidewalk or driveway if you don't have […]

Make your own American Flag Activity for Kids

Make Your Own [Life-Size] American Flag

  The American Flag is awesome for learning! There’s patterning, there’s counting to be had, working on fine motor skills, and I even thought measuring could be mixed into this activity, but I didn’t push that one. I grabbed our American Flag as it got taken down off our porch last year because of the […]

2012-06-02_7846

Counting Flower Petals

  We took a look around our house for flowers that were in bloom. I asked Henry if he could count the petals on the flowers. Then I realized that he doesn’t know what a petal is! So we had a little learning lesson about flowers and what part the petal was. I didn’t go […]