8 Intentional Learning Activities for Kids

8 Intentional Learning Activities

We mostly like to incorporate learning into our every day play. But there are occasions that I create intentional learning activities for the boys to do. And Henry really does enjoy doing them. He’s kind of my smarty pants and likes to prove it. Last week was parent teacher conferences at Henry’s school. So we […]

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Simple Leaf Window Garland

Did you collect some leaves over the weekend? Or before they’re all gone? The boys did. We don’t have a lot for leaves in our yard, but enough to have a raking session, and collect a few colorful leaves for a project!   I’ve been thinking about a way to decorate our big front window […]

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A Busy Play Activity: Styrofoam Destruction

  Who knew Styrofoam packaging from a ceiling fan could provide such entertainment to two little boys? Add some tools [real tools!] to some good old Styrofoam and let the boys have a blast destructing it. Or is that all they’re doing? At one point Henry was scooping soup Styrofoam pieces and at another time […]

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Indoor Energetic Activity: Newspaper Throwing!

Throwing newspapers! Good for throwing practice, but also for hand-eye coordination, as well as some counting practice in there too! Um, I’m sad to say that on this morning I had run out of ideas. Seriously. We needed an activity or to do something on this particular morning. I told my husband that and also […]

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Activity: Indoor String Scavenger Hunt

During naptime, I setup this simple string¬†scavenger hunt. I strung yarn around the room [a couple 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 Home¬†with […]