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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 […]

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Move & Learn Their Way Through Preschool

Have fun moving and learning all the tools a preschooler will need. From letter sounds to science projects. Preschoolers are learning a lot every day. Especially when they are in school. When they’re home, they are too, of course. We have the most fun learning and reinforcing what they learned in school when we do […]

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A Beginning Letter Sounds Hunt for Toys to Wash

To delve further into prepping to read this summer, we’re moving onto reviewing and learning beginning letter sounds. Henry has learned his letter sounds this past year, so this is a great review for him. George is not to this point on his reading journey, so this is entirely new for him and more just as […]

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Learning Upper and Lowercase Letters on the Sidewalk

This week continuing on our journey to reading this summer, we went outside to review [& learn] upper and lowercase letters! A Mom with a Lesson Plan [check out her new look, oolala!], is sharing easy ways to read 20 minutes a day today, so be sure to pop over and get those tips! No Time for Flash […]

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Bean Bag Toss as a Sight Word Game

The ABC mat came in handy, once again, as a mat for a bean bag toss that came into play for a fun sight word game for Henry. We’ve used the ABC mat in the past for learning an ABC learning game, as well as counting blocks of towers. Its kind of funny to think […]

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A Race to Learn Phonics: A Hands on Mom Feature

Trisha of Inspiration Laboratories submitted this fun way to learn phonics with a Letter Sound Race! My favorite activities in one. Learning and getting the kids moving! This phonics race can be adapted to many levels, so whatever your kids are learning, adjust it to that.   See how Inspiration Laboratories did it and all […]

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Math Activity: Counting Maze of Numbers

  In an effort to brush up on Henry’s counting skills before school starts next week, I made a quick counting maze on our driveway with sidewalk chalk. We’ve done a counting maze before with tape, indoors. And we’ve also done a simple maze outside on the driveway too. I thought combining the two might […]

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Preschooler Game: Alphabet Ball

Welcome Carolyn of The Pleasantest Thing! Carolyn’s sharing an activity that fits right in on hands on : as we grow! An educational activity, that’s all about movement! Keep moving forward this summer, right?   My four year old is in the pre-reading stage where he likes to ask how to spell words, and “what letter does [insert […]

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Alphabet Maze Learning Activity

We have another maze activity! Seriously, I’m loving mazes… Henry’s pretty good at them too, so they’re fun for both of us! The counting maze was our first indoor maze, but prior to that we did the big maze outside first. I have a few more ideas up my sleeve too, so I can’t wait […]

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Energetic Activity: Letter Sound Punch Game

I laugh when I think of this game we did. It was on a whim, and of course, it was made for George, but ended up making it for Henry because he was more interested in it. [It always seems to go that way...] This is an activity that takes some movement [Yay! Gross Motor […]