Jump & Grab the Matching Shapes

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This move and learn activity is a twist on something we've done in the past. Henry did this in two different ways. Matching sight words as well as matching snowflakes. This time, it was for George. And we matched shapes. I cut out a whole bunch of shapes from paper (construction paper, scrapbook paper, they both work). I decided to cut 3 of each to match the set of ...

BIG Beginner Weaving for Kids

Teaching kids to weave using a really big, really simple loom!

So many of the crafts and activities we do with our little ones are FULL of learning already. Take weaving for kids as an example. It's a fun craft, and little ones love weaving, but it is also full of math. Counting, one-to-one correspondence, and patterning are all at play as my little ones are... well... at play. So, of course, I was excited when I found a cute weaving for ...

5 Activities To Turn Around a Crazy Day

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Sometimes the day goes awry... it just does. Lorien has 5 activities that will definitely turn the day around to make the most of it. Here are 5 game changing activities for those days when you have been cooped up inside and everyone is climbing the walls. Whatever the reason you are stuck inside, these activities will help you break up the monotony and burn off some ...

Make a Bubble Wrap Runway

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I buy most of my stuff online. I'm a huge Amazon.com Prime fan (that's an affilliate link if you're interested in getting it, it doesn't cost you any more). I don't get bubble wrap in our packaging as often anymore. Which is a good thing, I suppose. We do get it every once in awhile though and when we do, its a special treat. We did this activity a couple of years ago actually ...