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 […]

A Number Maze for Preschoolers to Count

I taped out a maze on our floor with masking and painter’s tape. To make it a number maze to practice counting, I simple labeled it with numbers, with one path being in numerical order. The rest random. [By the way: that was the extent of George's participation in the maze activity. Sitting on the maze.] […]

Preschooler Activity: Counting Blocks, Building Towers

Counting blocks on their corresponding numbers. Sounds kind of dull, huh? So… How do you get a preschooler boy excited about learning? Bring in the big machines. By bringing in Henry’s everyday love of farming into activities, especially learning activities, he’s excited to do it! No arm twisting whatsoever. That, and Henry is excited about counting […]

Snowman Fridge Activity

Activity: Snowman Fridge

A very large snowman for your kitchen! This is so easy to do! I made ours an interactive snowman. I cut out the following pieces from craft foam sheets. 2 large black circles [eyes] 3 medium black circles [buttons] 5 small black circles [mouth] 1 orange triangle [nose] If you don’t have the craft foam sheets, […]

Letter Learning Activity with the ABC Mat!

Using an ABC Mat and ABC Blocks, a letter learning activity is formed! Letting Henry lead the way, we put the ABC mat together in order of the ABC’s and 123′s. He used his hammer to pound in each of the letters to their corresponding blocks. Once the mat was together, we gathered our Melissa and Doug […]

Stacking : Trial & Error

As we were playing the other day,  I looked over,  and saw Henry building this: I was quite impressed! Those are skinny blocks and they stood as tall as him! I’m not quite sure what they are exactly, or where we even got them. But this could easily be done with any kind of box.  […]

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Activity Course with Balloons

Every child I know has a fascination with balloons. At every birthday party, every kid wants to take one home. They are usually the highlight of the party… [unless you have one of these at your party.] So this week I thought: Why do the balloons only come out at birthday parties? They bring lots of […]

A Valentine’s Day Activity or Two: Patterning & a Heart Hunt

Here’s a Valentine’s Day activity or two. We didn’t just do crafts to get ready for Valentine’s Day… Scavenger hunts are always a blast, this is an easy version of one. Plus a chance to practice patterns! Patterning as a Valentine’s Day Activity: I’ve noticed other blogs with toddler’s doing patterns. I’ve never once tried […]