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 ...

Keeping Kids Busy with Easy Activities

20 easy activities that help with keeping the kids busy (and happy!)

These materials and activity ideas definitely come in handy for keeping the kids busy when I just gotta get something done! I used many of these easy activities as a way to keep the older kids busy when I was pregnant with Louis. I had been thinking about how in the world am I going to preoccupy the kids when the baby needs to be fed, or changed, or just needs all the attention ...