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The Kids Activities this week.

Henry had his first bit of homework for his 100th day of school. We made an activity out of it and made sand sensory art, indoors! I found these neat crayon paint samples and used them for a color matching and sorting activity! A simple setup of lines of tape on the floor can provide […]

It’s Playtime is Learning Time!

I love to find fun ways to teach new concepts to the boys.Henry’s been really into counting lately, so we’ve been doing a lot of things with numbers. [He’s even adding and subtracting, and even sometimes dividing without even knowing it!]Here’s 4 learning activities for the kids from last week’s It’s Playtime! Above, clockwise from […]

Sand Sensory Art: 100th Day of Preschool

Henry had his first homework assignment for preschool. To create the number 100 out of something. [Not 100 of something, but to make the numbers themselves.] We discussed it together to decide what to make. [Henry told me his teacher made one out of corn!] We decided we wanted to make one with dirt. Well, […]

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Kid Activity: Crayon Color Sorting

The kids and I were out shopping, actually doing it to waste time to pick up Dad. And I came across these crayon shaped paint sample cards.  I had no plan for them, but I’ve been seeing a million ideas for sample cards lately, and thought there must be something I could do with them. […]

Painting, Activities, Experiments & Learning

Some edible yogurt finger paint, let George participate in a painting activity with us! Another way to get George involved in painting? Put it in a baggy! Add something to roll around and let him have at it. A super fun, messy [but yet clean] sensory activity for both the boys! Making foam from dish soap! […]

I’m Proud: Writing his Name

Trying to get Henry focused on writing, or really anything fine-motor related, has been a struggle. He was always about movement, full of energy. Too much energy to sit still and take time to learn such a thing as writing. Yes, it worried me. He didn’t seem to be ‘up to par’ in this area. […]

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The Last Sneak Peek of The Heart Book

Only a few days left to get The Heart Book. Its only available with a donation to The American Heart Association through the end of February. Get the ebook or the printed book! What’s in the book? See a couple of the Heart sneak peeks I’ve given this month. The first sneak peek of the […]

It’s Playtime! Time to Recycle!

I’ve been on the lookout for some fun ways to get some use out of our recycling. The 34 Recyclables to Upcycle is only the beginning of what can be done with recyclables! Its so fun to see what everyone comes up with to do with stuff that most find as trash! Above, clockwise from […]

Kids Experiment: How Much Water Does it Hold?

Henry wanted to do an experiment. He said he’d come up with one for us to do after nap. So, after nap, Henry collected his things for his experiment. He brought a tractor and his wagons. He told me his experiment was to pour water into them. So I grabbed some cookie sheets in case […]

Block Activity: Build a City

After doing our tape maze of numbers. The maze stuck [yes, pun intended] around awhile. On one of those ‘no-nap’ days, Henry and I kept busy [while George was napping] with blocks and the tape maze and made a Block City! Henry and  I added blocks around the tape maze. The tape posing as the […]