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25 Active Ways to Learn Indoors with Tape

I have a thing with tape. I kind of like it…. just a little. Okay, maybe a lot! It comes in handy for activities, especially for active ways to learn pretty much anything! The great thing about tape is it gets the kids moving indoors. When its too hot, or too cold to be moving […]

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Number Match Slap with Playing Cards

I just realized the potential of playing cards and learning numbers. Duh! We played a number match game with them, they’re great for number recognition! Even more so than recognizing numbers, a deck of playing cards are absolutely wonderful for one to one correspondence. George practiced a little of that with this number match to […]

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Spider Web Sight Word Match

Inspired loosely by our giant sticky spider web made of tape, I made a spider web on the wall to have a little sight word match! Henry’s been diving into sight words in Kindergarten, and doing really well with them. To be honest, we haven’t done much sight word practice, other than reviewing the list […]

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Explore Textures on an Outdoor Scavenger Hunt

We went on a scavenger hunt as a backyard exploration. We’ve done outdoor scavenger hunts quite a bit. This time we made it a learning experience inspired by a Playful Learning eLesson [who has sponsored this post], Backyard Science, as well as a way to explore our backyard in a different way. This time we […]

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Beginning Letter Sounds Sort Game

I normally just wing it when it comes to doing learning activities with Henry. Just basing it off what I know he already knows and what I think should come next. Henry has most of the beginning letter sounds down, so I rarely touch on it at home. We have here and there, but not […]

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Find the Letter & Swat It! Active Way for Learning Letters!

I’ve been working a lot on letters with George lately. He’s getting them down pretty good, I’m just reinforcing what he already knows and building his confidence that he does know what the letters are! This activity was inspired from an iPad app for young kids called KneeBouncers. It has all different areas of learning, […]

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Getting Messy with a Mud Target Practice for Kids

Setting up a simple target practice for kids leads to great gross motor practice with throwing! This is a messy, but oh-so-fun one. “If you want more mud, then go get more dirt.” Yep. I actually said those words. And it was so worth it. A mess can always be cleaned up later. Especially when […]

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Learning Shapes with a Ball for Toddlers

This is a fun shape learning activity for toddlers, that George kept asking to come back to and play all day. I taped a bunch of shapes onto the floor in an area. I didn’t really pay attention to where I put them, or in any certain order [mostly because I didn’t have a plan […]

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Hop! Skip! Jump! with Paper Plates

Hop! Skip! Jump! is a super simple activity for toddlers, and even preschoolers or kindergartners, will love that I found with Knoala App. All you need is some room [taking it outside worked well for us because it was a gorgeous day, but this would be a great boredom buster for an indoor day] and […]