10 Homemade Christmas Decorations for Kids to Make

Homemade Christmas decorations made by the kids

Make this holiday season less stressful with homemade Christmas decorations for kids to make, the key is to make as many or as few as you would like. We always start putting up Christmas decorations the weekend after Thanksgiving. Instead of shopping on Black Friday, that's what we do instead. And since having kids, the Christmas decorations have become less and less. For a ...

Triple the Name Tracing Fun

name-tracing-with-glue

This is a name tracing activity that has preschoolers tracing their name three times for a fun way to learn their name. We just had parent/teacher conferences for both the older boys. I am very happy to report that both are doing very well in preschool and first grade. I have no complaints! One thing that George is surprising me with is the ability to write his name. He has ...

The ‘For Boys’ Label and What I Mean By It

The stereotypical boy label ---should it be used?

I would like to talk about boys and girls for a bit. I would like you to know what I mean when I say something is a 'boy activity'. I have a few 'boy' posts on hands on : as we grow that say they're directed towards boys or that they are boy activities. For reference: Everything for Boys on 25 Pinterest Boards Every. Single. Time. I share them somewhere, on Facebook or on ...

Number Line Activity with Place Values

A number line activity for kids to make a number using its place values

We decided to try a number line activity. Have you ever done one? They are great for learning about numbers (in almost any way you can think of) plus getting the kids moving. I first did a number line with George, which is geared better for preschoolers and recognizing numbers (I shared how we did it on PBS Parents). This version is for Kindergarten on up, kids working on ...