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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Cracker or Cereal Box and Counting Number Puzzles (1)

Two for One: Cracker Box & Number Puzzles

I’ve been on the hunt for some really simple activities that I can throw together on a whim. This ‘cereal box’ puzzle is one of them. I actually didn’t happen to have a cereal boxes in the recycling bin, so I opted for a cracker box. [That's what's awesome about this, you can use whatever […]

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Creating Patterns with Legos

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It’s Playtime is Learning Time!

I love to find fun ways to teach new concepts to the boys.Henry’s been really into counting lately, so we’ve been doing a lot of things with numbers. [He's even adding and subtracting, and even sometimes dividing without even knowing it!]Here’s 4 learning activities for the kids from last week’s It’s Playtime! Above, clockwise from […]

Sand Sensory Art: 100th Day of Preschool

Henry had his first homework assignment for preschool. To create the number 100 out of something. [Not 100 of something, but to make the numbers themselves.] We discussed it together to decide what to make. [Henry told me his teacher made one out of corn!] We decided we wanted to make one with dirt. Well, […]

It’s Playtime: Some Favorites

Sometimes I just like to look through It’s Playtime and find some great ideas to bookmark [on Pinterest] for the kids to do. Okay. Most of the time. That’s what I do. Here are a few that I’m pinning to do with the boys in the near future. [Lessons Learnt Journals: Paperclip Number Match] First of […]