Crack the secret code, simple for kids learning to read

Crack the Secret Code for Kids

Creating a secret code for kids to decipher, or crack the code, is great for reading, great for writing, and even great for problem solving! This simple secret code is great for kindergartners practicing their sight words. Alissa of Creative with Kids shared on Google+ a photo of her son deciphering a secret code using […]

Get kids excited about doing chores around the house with a Domino drawing chore list!

Chore List with Dominoes & Numbers

This activity puts a spin on a boring chore list and makes it fun and even sneaks in learning! As a kid, I remember doing chores… and loving them! My mom always made them fun to do. She’d make a list of the chores to be done and number them. We’d call a number and […]

Give Zorbit's home planet a name

Zorbit’s Math Adventure Needs a Name for Their Home Planet

This contest has ended. Winners are: First prize is for the name PlusOne submitted by Georgia Beckman Second prize is for the name Zandara submitted by Juanita May Third prize is for the name KidBeHere submitted by Jenny Cawrse Random drawing is for the name Zeptron from Katherine DeDeyne Remember earlier in the summer, we helped […]

I Spy Sensory Bag for Sight Words & Letters

I Spy Sensory Bag for Sight Words & Letters

Make this I Spy sensory bag for all types of learning, including sight words and letters like we did, but don’t stop there! Sight words have been the talk here in this house this past week or so. Henry was stuck on the same list for over a month, only to realize that it was […]

Goldieblox Building Blocks for Girls

Meet GoldieBlox! Blocks Just for Girls!

I have three boys that just love to build with blocks. The creations they make is incredible to me, their imaginations soar when they’re building. And then they play with it for hours afterwards [or until their little brother may knock it down]. Blocks are so open-ended that we’ve done many activities with them, they’re […]

Non-Turkey Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

12 Non-Turkey Thanksgiving Crafts & Activities

Once Halloween is over, my mind automatically goes straight to Christmas. What happened to Thanksgiving? With just a week until Thanksgiving, I think its time we do some of these Thanksgiving crafts and activities! And I’m leaving out the main ingredient! These are all non-turkey Thanksgiving Day crafts and activities that the kids can do. […]

Kindergarten Math Activity

Kindergarten Math Activity to Solve Simple Addition Problems

This is not just a Kindergarten math activity that works on solving simple addition problems, but can also be a great number matching game for preschoolers! Henry surprised me the other day and brought home a coloring page with math addition problems on it. I had no idea they learned addition in Kindergarten! He then […]

Button Christmas Tree Ornament

Button Christmas Tree Ornament: Cute & Simple!

This is an easy homemade ornament for Christmas shared by Kristina at Toddler Approved. The possibilities really are endless with this ornament! Hi hands on : as we grow readers! I am so excited to be visiting from Toddler Approved! I have a simple, but special little project to share with you today. At our house we get […]

My 5 Tips for Making Once a Month Meals with the Kids

My 5 Tips for Making Once a Month Meals with the Kids

Meal planning has never worked for me. It just doesn’t. I can’t stick to the plan, and if a menu is given to me, I generally don’t like half of what is provided to me. That may be because I’m just a tad bit of a picky eater… However, when I know what to make […]

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Sticker Christmas Tree Craft for Kids

This is a fun sticker Christmas tree craft for kids that my boys did last year right at Christmastime and I didn’t have time to share it quick enough. Its simple but also great for fine motor skills! Really anything with stickers is! So let the kids have them! I have a thing where I […]